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Sevana Lij (Lake Sevan)

We went to Lake Sevan with my dad’s cousin’s family. My parents and grandparents have talked about their visits to Sevan all my life. I’d always heard so much about Lake Sevan, it was cool to see it with my own eyes. The drive up reminded me of Utah’s landscape, and the lake itself is similar to Bear Lake (am I homesick already?).
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We met my dad’s cousin’s kids and grandkids and spent most of the day with the daughter Margarita
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Here’s my dad with his cousin Nuritse, whom he hadn't seen for about 30 years.
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This is me with Nuritse’s two daughters and two grandkids at the lake.
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One of the highlights of Lake Sevan is the centuries-old monastery that is on an “island.” The water has since receded and the monastery is now accessible by land.
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Armenian monasteries house khachkarer (cross stones), which are ornately carved crosses in stone. Some of our group stopped in front of this display of khachkarer
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These things are old! They’re so intricate and it’s said that no two are similar. Artisans paid careful attention to making them elaborate and unique.
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Posted by NatalieSLC 07:35 Archived in Armenia Tagged family_travel

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