Yerevan, Armenia

Posted by Pat on September 30, 2018 in Travel |

28-29 September 2018 Mother Armenia, all 70‘ of her with admirable superwoman biceps and stern composure, clasps a powerful 10′ broadsword. I suppose there is much symbolism that can be read into her presence: power, country, martyrs of war, victory in peace. I see a monumental female statue of stone warning that when people have […]

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Surprising Sites of Armenia

Posted by Pat on September 29, 2018 in Travel |

27 September 2018 Our first excursion is to Geghard (UNESCO), another monastery. Today promises to be different. I hope so as I may be getting a little jaded about climbing to monasteries. So far I have visited about 1-2 a day for two weeks. It is said Gregory the Illuminator founded the Geghard Monastery at […]

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Curves, Caves, and Cousins

Posted by Pat on September 28, 2018 in Travel |

26 September 2018 It is with some degree of relief that I am driven northwest to my final hotel of the tour. We will lodge our final four nights in Yerevan, capital city of Armenia since 1918. But first, I overlook two boarders and a mythical mountain. 

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