With everything that we see and do, we keep our very own special edition of them, so we can browsed through them again, like a private gallery. As of my last post of Armenia as a destination, here’s my take of my favourites.
Geghard, housed in a cave, carved out of raw rock, despite its earthly structures, the acoustics and interior of this monastic building made it ethereal-like. It’s quite a treasured inspiration, of something that still stands strong, from the 4th century.
Of all the cafes and restaurants in Yerevan, funnily, in spite of my affinity to chinese restaurants, my favourite was a book store/ gallery/ cafe aptly called The Bureaucrat.
It was more than a bookstore/cafe; fellow bureaucrat, Gaelic-rune-lover of an art historian Artur and folk-music lover Tatev were really engaging in retelling their Armenian story. Maybe it has to do with my very treasured dream of opening a similar concept store myself, The Bureaucrat has definitely etched its way into a special part of my private gallery.
Last but not least, a nameless crepe store on Parpetsi that has served me well with my timely need of a Nutella crepe, whenever I craved them (which was almost all the time). A surprise treat none the less in this little country of the Caucasus.Facts: Garni-Geghard is 30 mins away from Yerevan. Take the #51 marshrutky from Mesrop Mashtots St to Masiv Market (look for the Mercedes Benz building, AMD 100). At Masiv Market , take the marshrutky to Garni (AMD 250). To Geghard, hire a taxi from Garni and back (AMD 3000) with an hour wait.