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Hayk H.  Exploring the world one country at a time (70 countries & counting). SF based. All pictures taken with my Nikon. 🔜🇬🇷🇳🇱🇸🇪🇫🇴🇯🇵🇰🇷 and Scotland!

I try not to look at this picture when I'm hungry. There are so many ways to cook Uzbek plov; some say there are 200 and others, 1200. But the main ingredients, such as meat, rice, onions, carrots, fat and oil (oh and cumin seeds!) remain unchanged. An obligatory dish for any ceremony, it's typically cooked by an "oshpaz"- a special cook- who not only does the cooking, but coordinates all of the operations: buying the rice, cutting the carrots and meats, etc.). As the Uzbek saying goes, " If you're poor, you eat plov. If you're rich, you eat only plov".
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One of the gems of the Armenian medieval architecture: the Noravank monastery. Located in a picturesque gorge in the south of the country, the monastery is best known for its two-storey Surb Astvatsatsin (Holy Mother of God) church, which grants access to the second floor by way of a narrow stone-made staircase jutting out from the face of building.
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The Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (literally the Cathedral of the Living Pillar) is located in Goorgia’s ancient capital of Mtskheta and is one of the most beautiful churches in the country. The original church was built in the 4th century and has been damaged several times during history during the invasions of the Arabs, Persians and Mongols. The present building dates to the 11th century and is a UNESCO Work Heritage site.
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If you ever find yourself in the beautiful country of Georgia, make sure to visit Tusheti - the mysterious, remote region high in the Caucasus mountains bordering Chechnya (don't panic, it's pretty safe). The region is home to Tush people who built amazing protective towers for temporary shelter during raids on their villages. Pictured: the ancient village of Upper Omalo with its unique towers built in the 13th century for protection from the invading Mongols.
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