Favorite Photo Story: Geghard Monastery in Azat Valley, Armenia

Location: Geghard Monastery, Azat Valley, Armenia Date: May 2014 Geghard Monastery is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is located less than an hour’s drive east of Armenia’s capital city, Yerevan. I had been exploring the grounds when I came upon this scene, and I took the photograph rather quickly because I didn’t want […]

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Armenians in Singapore

News media across the world have been reporting on this week’s 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide by the Ottoman Empire. Turkey still does not recognize this episode as a genocide, but many historians have concluded that more than one million Armenians were killed by the end of World War I. I visited Armenia nearly a […]

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Travel Photos of 2014

I was really fortunate to experience an abundance of travel opportunities in 2014. This year was particularly special because I did something I’ve never done before: circumnavigate the northern hemisphere. I left Amarillo, Texas, in May and kept traveling eastward until I got back in early July. I had a lot of fun seeing old […]

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Geghard Monastery in Armenia

As best as anyone can tell, Geghard Monastery was established sometime in the early fourth century, but people had been worshiping at the site long before Christianity came on the scene. It sits at the beginning of the Azat Valley, which is outside of Yerevan, Armenia, and is surrounded by mountains and cliffs. Because of […]

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