Now off to explore the ancient monasteries and temples that litter the countryside of Armenia!! Tomorrow off to NAGORNO
Garni Temple – Geghard Monastery
What a day!!
Getting severely lost and ending up in ghost towns and stunning mountains along the Azerbaijan border – watching the sunset at the incredible red Novarank gorge and my favourite monastery to date!
Found out two very important things today:
1.) It’s possible to carve up half of Armenia in a very long day driving your own soviet era Lada Niva and see 3 incredible world class UNESCO sights in the process!
2.) Armenia has the most beautiful monasteries I’ve ever seen situated in even more impressive locations!
To add to this today I FINALLY perfected learning to drive a manual car (yes, at age 28 having driven for over a decade) in a soviet era Lada Niva high in the mountains on the Azerbaijan/Armenian border which is widely known to be lined with snipers.
To celebrate finally learning this long overdue skill we took a few full nudie snaps high in the spectacular mountains on the border, some snipers on both sides definitely got a surprise this afternoon – pics coming soon.
We stopped and watched the sunset at the spectacular Novarank monastery at the peak of Novarank gorge!
Hands down my favourite monastery in Armenia so far! A must on any itinerary!
Just arrived at a homestay in Tatev and heading up to the monastery tomorrow morning!