Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Journey to Armenia






This I hope is the resumption of this blog after a long absence. Recently I traveled to Armenia to meet with my friend Morteza from Iran. We agreed that it would be the best place to spend some time together while exploring a country neither of us had visited before.

Spending time with friends is always enjoyable and being able to learn and experience a different culture from one’s own is an added benefit. We had the opportunity to visit a number of churches, monasteries and historic sites in and around the capital city of Yerevan.

According to our tour guide it was very interesting to learn that although the nation of Armenia has a population of three million citizens, there are approximately six million Armenians who reside in other countries around the world.

Another enjoyable aspect of touring the country was in the meeting and interacting with people from various nations around the world. On one particular tour, we realized at what a small world we live in. One of the tourist's who was of Armenian descent had discovered a long lost relative that he had not seen in over 35 years approximately one mile from our midday lunch stop. It was amazing to witness the emotional exchanges of such a reunion.

The photos above were taken during our trip. Thank you Morteza for the excellent digital camera!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

I AM ONE!

Hello

Before everything, I would like to thank really nice friend of mine, Roger who invited me to this blog as a team member and I hope I can really make a difference. As I have been in touch with Americans and on the other hand, been brought up in Iran, I think I can write some facts about both nationalities. Roger, as you might have known, has also worked in an eastern environment. So he knows what’s going on in this part of the world. I hope that our blog will be a good example of the people who really WANT to make a difference from all people around the world.

“I am only one. But still I AM one. I cannot do everything, but still I CAN do SOMETHING. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the SOMETHNIG that I CAN DO.” Edward Everett Hale

Monday, July 18, 2005

One step at a time

One step at a time is all it takes to have an impact on someone's life. I try to have such an impact by supporting the education of children in need. Hopefully one day they will look back and appreciate the opportunity given to them and then help do the same for someone else in need.