When Jonathan Maiullo Landed In Armenia, He Had No Idea What He Was Getting Himself Into He Couldn T Read The Alphabet, He Didn T Speak The Language And He Was None Too Con Dent In His Ability To Teach English As He D Been Sent There To Do As Jonathan Or Jon Jan Bumbles Through Lessons About Hospitality, Tan Carbonated Buttermilk And Oghi Homemade Fruit Brandy He Comes To Understand Why His Benevolent Hosts Are So Ercely Proud Of Their Country This Diary Offers The Unique Opportunity To Experience A Beautiful And Culturally Impressive Country For The Rst Time Jonathan S Long Walks Carry The Reader Across Mountainous Armenia From Alpine Lake Sevan Down Into The Biblical Ararat Plain, From A Peaceful Religious Festival Into The Turbulent Nagorno Karabagh Con Ict Each New Insight, Each Revalation In Acculuration Is Celebrated With The Reader In This Direct Account Of Life In An Unfamiliar Place That Eventually Became Home.About The AuthorJonathan Maiullo First Went To Armenia In 2008 He Spent The Next Two Years Rambling Over The Country On Foot Whenever He Wasn T Teaching His English Classes In Yeghegnadzor He Has Since Lived And Worked As An English Teacher In Several Countries, But Has Never Quite Been Able To Shake The Memories Of The The Edenic World He Found Somewhere Between Goris And Gyumri, Which As Invariably Led Him To Visit Many Armenian Enclaves Worldwide, If Only To Renew His Familiarity With The Musical Language And Search For The Illusive Boboki Muraba Sweet Green Walnut Preserves.
Jonathan Maiullo left Michigan in 2006, joined the Peace Corps Armenia in 2008, moved to Argentina and worked with a traveling theater troupe, took an English teaching fellowship in Paraguay this is about 2014 now through hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2016 and renewed his fellowship in Thailand before returning to Northern California to work at community college He has kept track of all these changes, in a manneror less coherent, at http www.amotqez.blogspot.com should you care to disinter them.
- 164 pages
- Paper Mountains: An Armenian Diary
- Jonathan Maiullo
- 09 June 2018 Jonathan Maiullo