October 18, 2012
Robin, the receptionist at the Yerevan Delux Hotel, made what turned out to be an excellent suggestion.
Since my plan was to drive south from Yerevan, Robin recommended I visit the Noravank Monastery.
The Monastery sits high in the mountains but getting there was the best part of the trip. Off the main highway, the drive took me through a deep and colorful valley at the base of a defile – a long narrow passage in the rocks.