I found myself 1300 meters above sea level. How exciting! I was flying, thanks to Ivan, my “Skyclub” tandem instructor. He casually said I was lucky because the weather was good. I smiled and thought, “I was never lucky but definitely blessed.”, and continued marveling the view afront me while holding a GoPro stick.
Moving past their vitriolic, harrowing history comes plethora of UNESCO heritage sites, I managed jaunting to one – the Geghard monastic complex. Small roadside vendors of freshly baked gata (traditional pastry made of flour, butter and sugar), fruit lavash (sheets of dried fruits), natural honey jars, and other sweets were lined at the entrance. Free taste was a delectable detour, I must say.