We started out our wonderful journey by heading to the store to buy hatz yev baneer for breakfast. The group had an “intense” discussion about the previous night, then we went to the Bureau office to visit the museum that was located downstairs.
Anoush, the curator of the museum, gave us an in depth tour of the exhibits. From what Anoush was saying, I immediately picked up the fact that she was extremely intelligent on this subject when she was speaking.
However, as a non fluent speaker in Armenian, I found it very hard to understand what she was saying, due to the fact that she was speaking extremely fast; but I didn’t care because I’m so desperate to speak/understand my language that any exposure is great.
After the Bureau office, our group headed to the Kerakyun Marmin building, which is the headquarters of the ARF in Armenia.
Seeing this made me realize that we Armenians are very powerful and anything we set our mind to will definitely come true and nothing can stop us from what we have to say or do.
Throughout the day as we walked through Yerevan we went to the beautiful church of St. Gregory the Illuminator that I am hoping to get married in.
We also went and experienced the metro underground for the first time.
This trip is by far THE best experience I’ve ever had. This would be my first time coming to my homeland and I love it so much. Being in Armenia for a day or so already makes me want to buy a house and move here. I honestly love this group and we have had so much fun, we all just clicked and to me they’re like my brothers and sisters. I have a feeling I am not going to want to leave Armenia because I’m having the time of my life!!!
-Arianna Gregorian Deleon