“In Amsterdam I came across a melting pot of nationalities for the first time. You don’t have that in Armenia. 99% of its inhabitants are Armenians. Here, my neighbours come from Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and Holland. It’s a great mix. I’ve friends from all kinds of places. Nationality doesn’t matter to me. It’s all about whether you click or not. Or fit. I’m happy when I can help others. In Armenia I noticed that many people were going through hard times thanks to the financial situation there. I had to pretend to offer jobs to give people work; they don’t want to accept cash handouts over there, as they are too proud. So I would ask them if they could help in the renovation of my house.