In many places in Armenia the traditional bread, the “lavash” is still baked one by one in an oven buried in the ground. Isn’t it hypnotic to watch?
When you travel in Armenia (and Georgia, too) it seems that there’s always yet another monastery or church around the corner that is worth visiting.
So, rather than boring the pants off you by listing (or worse, describing!) every single one that my friend Annegret and I have seen in the past weeks, here just the „best of Armenian religious sites“.
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…
“Wings of Tatev” – that is the unpretentious name of the cable car leading up to the famous Tatev monastery (and the village of the same name) in Armenia. Continue reading
Today, Annegret and I joined an Armenian friend and hundreds of thousands of other Armenians in a procession to the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan. Continue reading