Yerevan or Tbilisi ? I prefer the former

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Mashtots Avenue with the statue at Mother Armenia War Museum
Day two I woke up late10.30 am as the dorm was too dark windowless and the other roommates asleep as well. I was woken up by the other guy’s alarm. If not I would have slept till noon.

Free breakfast included and after that I strolled down Yerevan city. I personally like the city centre’s layout and planning. It’s using grid iron systems that terminates by one big cirle artery road around with a buffer green belt at the Northeast peripheral of city centre. The upper part of the city is surrounded by mountains on three sides - west,north,east and to the south is where Mount Ararat far in the background. The downtown is accessible on foot. Its rival city, Tbilisi is compared by most people for being the most visited city in Caucasus region, I personally like Yerevan more.
Happy birthday to you - Lady on the green jumper
Tbilisi is rather wrongly placed or the layout isn’t using conventional system. The city divided by the river and one side is higher than the other, it’s not pedestrian oriented and vehicular transportation is the convenient.

Strolling on the streets I can’t help but being noticed every time locals walk in front of me. Armenian girls are ridiculously good looking (!) stylish and look posh too. Everyone’s wearing black attire and black jacket and I was the only one wearing green warm jacket. I think that’s why they looked at me twice LOL. After 2 hours wandering around I headed back to the hostel and 1 of the hostel staff having a birthday cake ready for her small celebration. One of the guys was friendly asking me to join along as I sat in front of the internet next to them. Cake being cut and a toast was made. Happy Birthday to you!

I went to Kilika central bus station to purchase bus ticket to Tabriz,Iran by local marshutka- a seasoned and old minivan. The mode of transportation other than metro and travelled with the locals. I was experiencing a bit of how locals commuting.

An exciting journey to Iran tomorrow..




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Mashtots Avenue with the statue at…
Mashtots Avenue with the statue a…
Happy birthday to you - Lady on th…
Happy birthday to you - Lady on t…
School bus?
School bus?
Yerevan
Yerevan
Complex of Cascade. Mt Ararat is…
Complex of 'Cascade'. Mt Ararat i…
National Academic Opera and Ballet
National Academic Opera and Ballet
the head on the wall
the head on the wall
sculpture at the corner
sculpture at the corner
Pedestrian
Pedestrian
Highrise residential
Highrise residential
Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church
Balconies
Balconies
Yerevan
Yerevan
Yerevan
Yerevan
Yerevan
Yerevan
Yerevan
Yerevan
Yerevan
Yerevan
Yerevan
Yerevan
Yerevan
Yerevan
Yerevan
Yerevan
Complex of Cascade
Complex of 'Cascade'
Mosque
Mosque
Yerevan Mosque
Yerevan Mosque
Minaret
Minaret
Yerevan Mosque Minaret
Yerevan Mosque Minaret
Yerevan
photo by: herman_munster