Georgia & Armenia 2004

Links to travel journals and pictures from: 2003 Moscow, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Sochi 2004 Georgia, Svaneti, Armenia

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Monasteries of the Lori bend

Total Distance: 0 miles / 0 kmMouse: 0,0 Tbilisi to Yerevan Hotel: SIL Hotel (Yerevan, Armenia) $75 Visa at border: $30 $1 USD = 440 Armenian Dram We arrived at

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Garni and Khor Virap

Hotel: SIL Hotel (Yerevan, Armenia) $75 We wasted a lot of time this morning trying to find a bank that would cash D’s AmEx travellers checks; no place wanted to

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My Flat in Yerevan

For twenty days home was a Soviet era flat in the heart of Yerevan. Fully furnished with the owners beds, couches, appliances, portraits, clothes, food, and even a toothbrush. Not

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I arrive

Sometimes living my life feels like being the only passenger on some relentless train. Sitting in Heathrow waiting for my flight to Yerevan, I wondered what it would be like

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Pilgrim’s Progress

Even though a meal at a fancy restaurant is only about $8, I managed to spend over $200 this week, so tonight I’m celebrating the end of my first week

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Thunder-less in Yerevan

When I left for the airport two weeks ago my sister handed me a copy of Elinor Burkett’s book “So Many Enemies, So Little Time.” It’s about the year she

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Unaligned Planets and Crossed Stars

It’s Sunday night and I just returned from the third annual AUA School of Engineering picnic. The students (and some of the faculty) had to be coaxed into going this

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Penis sheers and the Matrix unplugged

The turnstiles in the Yerevan subway work the opposite way that turnstiles normally work. They are open all of the time, unless you try to walk through without depositing a

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Brushes with fame and Kalfka

Dilapidated minivans called marshrutkas are the preferred mode of travel in the Caucuses. They are cheap and fast and will take you across town, across the country, even across international

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