Four years ago a group of Lebanese Armenians started the village. They had an Armenian and a Lebanese flag, thus Ditzmairie got known as the Lebanese village.
Currently the majority of settlers are from Ardashat. The founders of the village believed that the land is fully liberated when it's inhabited by its people; believe that the people and not the army will protect it.
The shortest way to Ditzmairie is thru Nakhichevan; we opted for Khntzoresg-Gubatly-Ditzmairie route.
Zangelan-Ditzmaire area has beautiful habitat. It is mountainous covered with forests, grape vines, fig trees, red and white wild mulberry trees and pomegranate bushes with red flowers.
The settlers are cultivating a tiny portion of the land using primitive tools. If the water irrigation system is fixed Zangelan area has the potential to yield tons of grapes and wheat.
We visited the villagehead who has camped under trees of Sossy, each more than 200-700 yrs. old. The site is between two rivers, bear, deer, wolf, wild cat, boar, rabbit, pheasant, blue bird, woodpecker, and snakes are found in the woods.
Nigol and I organize fishing and hunting trips for the adventurer or send them to unexplored parts of Armenia and Karapagh. We took some pictures and will post it on our website www.parev.am at the end of the month.
During our visit a group of doctors visited the village to vaccinate kids under six. Zangelan area has its new hospital and a professional, dedicated team of doctors. Most illnesses are caused by water, Ditzmairie's rivers are clean and drinkable but Zangelan's well water is not.
Didzmairie trip was similar to camping experience very exciting because it was new, beautiful, adventurous and short. Would I be able to make their move? Start from the very beginning, build our own house, or live in a 'domic' (prefab house), forgo city life and culture, go back in time? There's electricity in the village but no water and sewer system. It is beautiful and it feels like home, as a lady visitor from Abaran said 'it's as if I've known this place for 100 years' when we were washing plates in the river together. Nigol said he'll move only if we had our satellite dish and computer with us. I say, maybe, when we retire�