With the start of the summer travel season, an Armenian-American writing for The Armenian Reporter under the pen name Dro Tsarian has provided ten unusual tips for Armenian Diaspora members who want to explore their roots, yet promote a few rules of conduct within Armenia at the same time.
Among the recommended no-nos: don't let anyone cut in front of you in line, don't pay bribes, don't give money to beggars, don't "be fooled by sob stories," don't purchase real estate at "anywhere near" its listed price, and . . . don't wear black.
“If each visitor from Diaspora does his or her small part to set the right example and to also demand the same from locals, Armenia will improve a lot quicker,” advises Tsarian.