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Ar-Mania (part 4) — The Unlucky Sheep and Lots of Water

I walked out of my apartment on a recent Sunday morning and noticed three teenage girls approaching me. They were giggling and seemed to be sharing an inside joke. As we got closer, they suddenly veered toward me and splashed … Continue reading

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Ar-mania (part 3) — Homemade Vodka and Snipers: Life on the Border

Although I’m living in Yerevan (the capital city), I get to travel around Armenia meeting with borrowers as part of my work with Kiva.org. These visits definitely take me way off the tourist track. A recent trip took me to … Continue reading

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Ar-mania (part 2) — Home Sweet Home

One of my first tasks after arriving in Armenia was finding a place to live for the summer. I’d been told there were a lot of furnished apartments in Yerevan (the capital city), so I wasn’t too worried. The tough … Continue reading

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Ar-Mania — My adventures in Armenia (part 1)

Welcome to the first post of “Ar-mania: My adventures in Armenia.” I’m spending the summer in Armenia as part of a fellowship with Kiva.org. I’ll be blogging about micro-finance on the official Kiva website, so this blog is more about … Continue reading

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