Birthright Armenia and Armenian Volunteer Corps have made so many wonderful experiences available to us and our fellow volunteers it is nearly impossible to summarize our last couple of weeks. Hopefully Annie's photos are able to capture some of these once in a lifetime moments, locations, and people.
Our experiences here continue to amaze. Since our last update we have been fortunate enough to ride in the world's longest tramway (spanning over 3 miles) over incredible beauty to a mountainside monastery, been hosted (along with 30-50 other volunteers) for several amazing meals by the most gracious Armenian families, rode in the bed of an open air dumptruck to a local winery, and rode all across the absolutely stunning Armenian countryside in buses. We have stood in monasteries created in unfathomable years like 648 AD. We have listened to world renowned jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan play with Mt Ararat and Yerevan serving as a backdrop and had the chance to serve as local "tour guides" to our good friend Liz (visiting from Phoenix).