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Travel Blogs from Yerevan
... and into the little paper sack making it all quite greasy. So we arrived in Yerevan at 3:30 am after a 3 hr flight.
I spent some time trying to get my visa - first I got some money changed - the man misinformed me about how much I would need - I hadn't found an ATM on this side of the airport so had to change US dollars. I had to start a second visa application because I started filling in my birthdate instead of visa issue date - then I noticed ...
... 1 cent a piece.
I've been having a lot of apricots lately.
The next afternoon I started hitchhiking again, towards Yerevan this time, the capital. Here, I got very lucky. I only had to walk about fifteen minutes from my hotel to the highway, where, within two minutes, I managed to get a direct ride to Yerevan's first metro station, with some great views of mount Aragat and mount Ararat along the way.
Yerevan is a nice city, but honestly ...
Etchmiadzin is 20 km west of Yerevan and is a short ride from the capital. Sunday mass at the Mayr Tachar is considered a highlight and at the urging of our host, we spent more than an hour experiencing this inside the church in the company of several devout Armenians. The mass was more like an operatic performance with several parts assigned to different groups. A bearded head priest in a white robe and crown was accompanied by red robed priests. Hooded black figures ...
... would happen to our land, what would happen to our rich history? It would be like a new genocide, all over again. Its scary to think about an Armenia with no Armenians. Turkey would probably take over everything, or maybe Russia. They would destroy all of our beautiful churches... ahh i can't think this way. There has to be a way to make this country better. To get rid of all the greedy people, and ...
... t look too different from todays'!
But wait a second, isn't that the wold's oldest shoes? Why, yes it is, and I could recognize it from an article I had read a couple of years ago!
Unfortunately, it's not allowed to take pictures in this museum.
Part Two: Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
Long before Vatican was even contemplated, the "founding" father ...