UAE had its national holidays for 4 days this December, so my family and I decided to travel to Armenia – a city of endless charms. Armenia has a rich culture and history, and the two places I visited: Yerevan (the capital city) and Tsaghkadzor (a town) completely have my heart!
In Yerevan, this time of the year is fall, so it was lovely seeing maple leaves everywhere. The last time I experienced fall was in Boston, so the comforting aura of the amber leaves falling off every tree made it extremely peaceful and enchanting.
My tour guide Rosiana was the sweetest soul, and I already miss her. She made us try the most divine Armenian food and showed us around the city’s main attractions.
Then we headed to Tsaghkadzor, a wintery wonderland. I think I might have celebrated an early Christmas with the gorgeous pine trees and slushy snow!
We also saw the Temple of Garni which was built to the sun god Mithra (Mihr), who is referred to as the deity of light and truth in ancient Armenian mythology. As well as the Symphony of Stones which is a majestic natural monument formed as a result of the collapse of volcanic rocks.
A short summary video (of Yerevan):
As always, travelling is one of the most beautiful ways to grow, experience, and enjoy. I am incredibly grateful for this trip, lots to see and learn!
⁃ SaaniaSparkle 🧚🏻♀️