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A Cable Car to Heaven

June 18th 2016
<em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Day 149 Wednesday 15th June 2016 – Yerevan to Tatev Early start today as we are off on a long organised tour to South Eastern Armenia. Like a lot of places in this corner of the world, breakfast doesn’t start till 8.30, and we needed to be out of there by then, but we went down to the kitchen anyway where we can get t ... read more
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Armenian Flag Armenia prides itself on being the first nation to formally adopt Christianity (early 4th century). Despite periods of autonomy, over the centuries Armenia came under the sway of various empires including the Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Persian, and Otto... ... read more
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22nd June 2016

Well-sited churches
Love these ancient churches in beautiful, mountain settings! And the relics--in Europe, having seen many slivers of the True Cross (and lots of saints' bones), I heard that if all these slivers were put together, they'd circle the earth a couple of times, but as you say, Faith. The tours sound long, but the cable car fab as well as brilliant to end with a few days to just cruise around before you really change gears. Great trip on the roads less traveled.
22nd June 2016

Truly cross
Similarly I once read how that there is enough pieces of the true cross to build Noahs Ark, but the pieces we saw were smaller than half a tooth pick. Both really loved Armenia and can recommend it.

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