All posts by admin

Armenia and Goa

The Goan Community in UAE celebrates its national language (Konkani) every year with a special event. In fact, this event is marked worldwide as the “World Goa Day”, galvanizing the attention of the people who belong to this beautiful part of India and their friends.

The highlight of the event is the performance of traditional songs and folk dances from Goa.

“Consider Travel” was really happy to have the chance of promoting Armenia tourism to the Goan community during this event which took place in Sheraton Abu Dhabi on 21 September 2018.

It was very interesting to witness the co-existence between the traditional Goan culture and the modern music trends, executed by the band specially invited from Goa. This effectively contributes to attracting more people to such an event, especially the young, thus creating an extremely vibrant atmosphere.

It is no secret that music and dance are two elements that come into our mind whenever we think about Goa. The beautiful Goan landscape also pops up into our mind.

On another note, it is worth mentioning the story of an Armenian who contributed to creating the fame of Anjuna Beach in Goa in the 1960s until he passed away in Goa in 2010. This is about Yertward Mazamanian, widely known as “Eight Finger Eddie” (read about him in the Wikipedia here:

Armenia & Artsakh – A Bird’s Eye View – 4K Drone Footage

Enjoy this short trip with a bird’s-eye-view of 18 popular sites in Armenia and Artsakh, now in 4K.

Did you know:

• The Armenian Stonehenge (Karahunge) – the world’s oldest astronomical observatory – is 3,500 years older than England’s Stonehenge, and 3,000 years older than the Egyptian pyramids?

• The invention of blow-dryer or hair dryer, ATM machines, the unfakable green color on the US dollar bills, MR (Magnetic Resonance) Scanning Machine (MRI), ice cream waffle cones, US anti-aircraft gun mount and recoil, MIG Military aircraft, A-14 Oxygen mask, the principles of black-and-white & color television, the first VCR, and the Zildjian cymbal are a few of many Armenian contributions to the world?

• The world’s most powerful art dealer, Gagosian, is Armenian? How about Mr. Las Vegas himself – the 41st richest person in the world, and the richest person in California in 2008, who at some point owned almost every major hotel & casino in Las Vegas, besides creating the Las Vegas we know today, Kirk Kerkorian? How about Dr. Death, a pioneer and advocate of the right-to-die movement – Dr. Jack Kevorkian? The Kardashians, Cher, System of a Down, and even Princess Diana had some Armenian in her ancestry.

Armenia produces an amazing number of World and Olympic champions of wrestling and chess, the latter of which is taught in elementary school there.

Armenia is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia, located on the Armenian Highlands. The de facto independent Republic of Artsakh (Karabakh) borders Armenia from the East.
Urartu was established in 860 B.C., and to this day, the country is filled with well-preserved historical sites and monuments.
The Kingdom of Armenia became the first state in the world to adopt Christianity as its official religion in 301 A.D.

Filmed, Edited, and Produced By: Apo Avedissian