View of Yerevan from The Cascades
We got back to the hostel and it was such a clear and beautiful day we headed to the top of the cascade to get pictures out over the city. The eyes of Yerevan were on us, again. The Cascades are built from limestone and look very plain and uninteresting from a distance. When you get closer it is beautiful and has some wonderful details. It was originally conceived as a monument to Armenia being a USSR country for 15 years and is an amazing engineering feat in itself. From the top you have stunning views of the city and Mt Ararat and even some of the valley around. The city isn’t spectacular but with a blockbuster like Ararat…..how could anything not be a sight.
After we made it back down we went to have dinner.
The restaurant we wanted to eat at was having a concert and they had no tables. We decided to go to Dream Cakes to just get deserts and head back to the room. We got an array oft tiny little cakes each about 2 inches square. We got an apple tart, 2 chocolate tarts with orange peel on top, carrot cake, 2 cheesecake, chocolate cake with pineapple. We really needed some comfort, obviously. I’ll be hitting the gym hard when we return. We headed back with out treasures. Rob heated up some leftover veggies for me. He was still kinda full from the barbecue so he passed until desert. After we ate we snuggled into the bed and started watching My House in Umbria. The deserts ………were much more beautiful than tasty. The best was the chocolate tart and it didn’t hold a candle to the Chocolate tarts of “Garden of Eden”. I loved the movie and wanted Rob to see it. We got through about half of it and Rob began to doze off because he was so tired. We decided to finish it the next night and went to sleep.
Park at base of The Cascade
Before that could happen we had to go and complain about the LOUD girls next door again. Gevorg had a talk with them and we had our first un interrupted nights sleep since we arrived.