Should you ever entertain the idea of travelling to lake Sevan in Armenia out of season (say, around April), beware! This is what might happen to you:
When we arrived our taxi driver wouldn’t believe that we were in the right place because the gate was shut and nobody seemed to be around at first. We were about to give up when the gates were opened… et voilá: Our hotel, and I mean “our” hotel, as we are the only two guests…
Enjoying the view from our room:
Our living room:
Well, to put it more correctly, one of two horses that wander freely around in the park surrounding our (!) hotel:
They seemed to like us, too:
That is, until they found out that we didn’t have any food to offer to them.
Which brings us to the only tiny little drawback – the restaurant at the hotel is closed, we are in the middle of nowhere, and this (and a few crackers) is what we had left for dinner:
Please note: The two bottles of beer were about the only drinks available at the hotel before the guy who let us in disappeared, and the small bottle of vodka was a gift we got from the nephew of our taxi driver – one of many, many friendly locals (most of whom seemed to belong to the extended family of our driver) we met today. I would like to add that we DO also have water with us.
Well, with the sun setting over the lake (which, by the way, we were happy to learn is nowadays recovering from many decades of overuse) it didn’t really matter what we were having (or rather, not having) for dinner!