Life Lessons in Armenia

Republic Square Yerevan

Tears welled in my eyes as I walked across the bridge leading to Georgia, an exit stamp from Armenia fresh in my passport. For the first time in over seven months on the road, I […]

Exploring Southern Armenia: Vorotan Gorge and Goris

(Note: This is Part 2 of 2 about my weekend excursion to the southern part of Armenia with my fellow AVC/Birthright Armenia volunteers. Check out Part 1: Exploring Southern Armenia: Tatev & Tandzatap) We awoke […]

Exploring Southern Armenia: Tatev and Tandzatap

Still wiping the sleep out of my eyes, I crammed into the minivan with a dozen of my fellow volunteers and settled in for the long ride south out of Yerevan. It was a Saturday […]

Language Shock and Not Fitting In

  I want to love Armenia, I really do.   The country’s history is fascinating, dating back not centuries but millennia. It considers itself the cradle of Christianity, having adopted the religion 1700 years ago.  […]