08.10.2009 - 08.10.2009
It all happened so quickly! The internship, excursions, meetings, seminars, concerts, language classes, shawurmas, peach iced teas, cafes, and parties have all winded down. We had a farewell outing for the first two interns to leave - Liz and Kat - at a cafe by the Opera.
My roomie and BFIY ("best friend in Yerevan") shared a heartfelt moment to say our goodbyes.
There was lots of love going around. We were blessed with a tightly knit group and much devotion especially among us girls. Our reunion has already been planned!
Arpi had asked me to write a post giving advice for future interns. I tried to think of what I would have wanted to know at the beginning of this adventure, and what I really wanted was a knowledge of WiFi hotspots around Yerevan. When I arrived, I didn't know any WiFi locations and it was pretty depressing. Over time, some hotspots were discovered, much to my joy. While this is not really advice, I hope this list will make it a little easier for future interns to transition to living in Yerevan.
Free WiFi locations
Artbridge Cafe and Bookstore
Yum Yum Donuts
Fashion Cafe (next to Yum Yum Donuts)
Cactus Mexican Restaurant
Karabi Lich (Swan Lake) outdoor cafe by Opera
Astral outdoor cafe by Opera
Cafe Rich outdoor cafe by Opera
Thomas Twinings Tea House
This is certainly not a complete list. There are many more locations in Yerevan and more will be added before the interns arrive next summer, but it's a good place to start.