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As we left the Akhtala monastery and walked back to the main road, a driver named Robert offered us a lift on an old green Soviet “Lada” for a few kilometers and dropped us off on the highway. Our next stop along Armenia's Silk Road was village of Haghpat to visit its famous 10th-century monastery of the same name, a UNESCO World Heritage site. A short ride took us to the Haghpat intersection, where we sat under a tall tree

It was 7:30 in the morning when I opened my eyes. The room was dark. My consciousness tried to identify the place I was at. The alcohol consumed during the last night's dinner at Mher’s house, whose family offered as a shelter for the first night of our hitchhiking trip along the Silk Road of Armenia, had its negative impact. I slowly regained my memory; we were in the village of Berdavan. By 8:00 AM everyone was up. Mher’s older

Standing under a lamp post in the middle of the town of Berdavan in the Tavush province of Armenia, we were trying to decide what to do now that we were stuck on the road. Our first day on the Silk Road of Armenia did not go the way we intended. The few locals we met told us it wasn’t that safe to be out at night because of the wolves and jackals roaming around in search of food. We

“Here, write down my phone number and make sure to call me when you arrive in Vanadzor. We'll show you around,” the mid-aged driver named Spartak dictated his phone number, then started the engine and drove away, leaving me and Emée, my travel companion, standing on the central square of the town of Bagratashen. Located about 200 km north of Yerevan, Bagratashen was the starting point of our hitchhiking trip along the Silk Road of Armenia.The idea of the journey