I’ve arrived in Armenia.
At the Zvartnots airport, apparently the only place that they accept “eVisa’s” they really don’t know what an eVisa is. Good thing I brought a printout with my visa number, because the guy was giving me the deer-in-the-headlights look when he didn’t find a visa stamp in my passport and I told him I had an eVisa. Silly people.
It’s nice and warm here, but unfortunately there isn’t much in the way of real Internet access. I walked around the city a bit today to see what it’s like, and it’s an interesting place. It doesn’t feel like the middle east to me… it feels like a mix of Europe, and for instance India.
On the positive side though, I had no idea Mt. Ararat was so close. I mean technically it’s not close, it’s 20 miles away, but it’s freakin huge. I can see it out my window. It’s a huge snow-capped mountain… I mean HUGE. I found a cool webcam from Yerevan pointing at it: Mt. Ararat Webcam.
Hopefully I’ll get a chance to put my own pictures online soon!