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Our Kitchen Window

Posted to: Molly and Sam's Big Adventure
Posted on Dec. 10th, 2016 | 8:35am +04 (11:35pm EST) by Molly Jeanne

Winter is coming alright... ice is supposed to stay outside the house, right?

Meat Shop

Posted to: Molly and Sam's Big Adventure
Posted on Dec. 8th, 2016 | 8:36am +04 (11:36pm EST) by Molly Jeanne

While we do have a brick-and-mortar butcher shop in Sisian, it's much more common for people to purchase their meat from what, for lack of a better term, I'll call a street-vendor:
The basic formula is to get a recently slaughtered animal, a sheet, a tree stump, and a hatchet. Find a likely spot on the side of the road, and set up shop. Meat is sold on a by-size basis rather than any particular cut of meat, and the business is open for as long as the meat lasts, or until the guy selling it decides to close up shop. Then, whatever's left over, gets bundled up and tossed into the trunk of the guy's car, and he drives away. It's an interesting process to watch.

Envoy Staff Are The Best

Posted to: Molly and Sam's Big Adventure
Posted on Dec. 6th, 2016 | 8:41am +04 (11:41pm EST) by Molly Jeanne

There was a glitch with the internet in Yerevan today, which meant that the staff at the Envoy couldn't access their records for who was staying the night and who was checking out that day. This meant that they mistakenly stripped my bed and tossed out a half-empty water bottle that I had left on the bedside table. All of this was no big deal- when I got back to the Envoy in the afternoon and saw that my bed had been stripped, I just went to the front desk, let them know that I would be staying for another night, and they got right on putting fresh ...Read More