For over 1700 years, Armenia has been a Christian country.
The Armenian Apostolic Church traces its origins all the way back to the missions of Apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus in the 1st century.
Its religious culture informs and infuses every aspect of Armenia’s tortured history, and explains the isolation and vulnerability of this small country straddling Europe and Asia.
There is no better way (besides eating) to experience the unique character and enduring tenacity of Armenia than to visit its churches and monasteries.
I’m leaving beautiful Armenia with images I’ll never forget.
Next stop, Cambodia and Vietnam!!