Yerevan - Post Report Question and Answers

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In spite of the challenges, I would live here again. I found the locals to be largely warm & friendly (not when they're driving though!) If you like hiking and exploring, don't mind making your own fun, you will enjoy your time here. - Jan 2022

I love it here, as do most people at the Embassy. Coming here, one needs to keep in mind that it is a post Soviet country but as far as hardship tours go, this one is easy. In other words it is a Post Soviet "Lite" experience. Not everything is good here of course - corruption is rampant, trash everywhere, even in fancy neighborhoods, driving is terrible, but with an open mind and open heart this country and its people have so much to offer that it is a real pleasure. - Oct 2014

Consider this country if you have a young family. It has a lot to offer. Two years will be enough, though. - Sep 2011

Armenia is a former Soviet republic and still has much of that legacy. Things don't always work as well as you would like. It is also isolated from the rest of Europe. But it has a rich cultural heritage and the people are generally warm and welcoming. This assignment has worked out very well for us. - Oct 2009

Armenia is a gorgeous country - most of it is uninhabited and uncultivated. If you have the chance to travel outside the capital city, take advantage of that chance. It is important to remember that (un)officially there are 1.8 million Armenians actually living IN Armenia and 10+ million living outside Armenia (US, Russia, France, etc.).The existence of this Diaspora shadows and complicates everything that happens in Armenia and explains the sometimes odd situation of a given tax, or an industry, or a peculiar behavior. It's worth a 2-3 year post if you come in with your eyes open. - Jan 2008


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