From Kartli, with love: impressions of Georgia

"Which one do you like better? Georgia or Armenia" was the first question our Armenian friends asked after we moved to teach at another international school in Tbilisi. Now, do you really expect me to answer this culturally insensitive question at a face-to-face encounter? Do you think it is a wise question to answer in …

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Khor Virap – Spiritual birthplace

One look at a cloudless Ararat confirmed our itinerary today: we were off to the spiritual birthplace of modern Armenia, the ancient city of Artashes founded in 180 BC, now known as the monastery of Khor Virap. Legend has it that Hannibal himself founded this city while fleeing his Roman conquerers. Situated right on the …

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