On a whim, Sean and I decided to take a quick trip to Armenia (called Somkheti or სომხეთი in Georgian). We’ve lamented not visiting before; after all, Yerevan is just 5-6 hours from Tbilisi, depending on your mode of transportation. Last week we were faced with a couple of free days in our schedule and, knowing it was likely our last chance for some time, decided to leave the next morning.
What a good decision! We let ourselves be tourists and saw as much as possible during our 48 hour trip in and around Yerevan. Photos from our short time in Armenia below:
It was interesting for us, with our knowledge of Georgia, to compare and contrast its very close neighbor. Admittedly, we prefer Georgia – we are biased! – but we saw some extraordinary sights and were happy we finally visited, after six years of exploring here.