Ben Allen’s Armenian in-laws have a passionate way of speaking. Now if he could only figure out if the issue is serious – or if they’re just talking about what to have for dinner.
Author Ben Allen
With Soviet-era buildings and abandoned factories all over, Armenia is a prime spot for urban exploration. But sometimes, there are strangers lurking ahead.
Ben Allen has “thumbed” through a lot of countries, but his experiences hitchhiking in Armenia have proven the most meaningful.
Tucked away in the outskirts of the Vernissage market is a dimly lit cafe run by a charming old Armenian lady. Oh, and she’s got a knife.
Washing dishes and camping on roofs wasn’t a big deal for Ben Allen. But now, he was living with an Armenian family in Bourj Hammoud — and things were different.
Lavash is hard to come by during the winter months in Yerevan. And if you’re lucky enough to snag a bag, you probably shouldn’t show it off.
Ben Allen was enjoying his baklava and coffee when he learned that his new sister-in-law was Parskahye. He was worried.
Ben Allen didn’t expect to live in Armenia. But after his brother married an Armenian woman there, the British writer found himself in a similar situation.