|The road to Armenia was a shocker and for 70 kms we bounced between one pot-hole to another as well as avoiding on coming traffic doing the same thing.
As the ancient cave dwellings at Vardzia were almost on our way to Gyumri, our next over-nighter, we made the slight detour to give them the once over. Once again they were impressive but not nearly as exciting as our border crossing into Armenia a few kilometres further on .
For over an hour everyone and his dog checked our papers and car and were quite abrupt about it. As the passenger Gilli was taken aside to have her papers checked separately but when she returned she was quite shaken. She found the situation very uncomfortable amongst the leering men and probably unnecessary. It brought back bad memories of our border crossing between Israel and Jordan where the jewish personnel were absolutely rude. They were the worst but these were not much better.
The Armenian roads did not make the continuing drive any better.
We were happy to reach our hotel and unwind.