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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Arriving in Yerevan, Armenia

Truth be told, I didn’t have any travel plans to visit Armenia. But when I started hammering out trip possibilities with my travel colleague — she has Armenian heritage and had never been to the country, either — it became clear that we needed to pay a visit. I’m glad we did. My first night […]

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