Armenia, like Georgia, is one of the oldest countries in the world, born in a strategic position between two continents (or worlds). A fact that was a double-edged sword: throughout history Armenians enjoyed periods of independence... alternating with periods of submission to contemporary empires. Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Mongols, Ottomans, Russians... All of them invaded these lands one day, leaving behind a wide range of cultures that can be appreciated today in the features of its people, gastronomy or music.
But Armenia has more for history lovers. It was the first country to officially declare itself Christian, in 301 AD (Georgia followed soon after), and there has been a strong tradition of Orthodox Christianity since medieval times. The monasteries are truly beautiful and many are immersed in nature in magical places.
El Pekín Express Canino. In March 2019, my dog Cocaí and I left Madrid with a backpack, a tent and an ambitious mission: hitchhiking to China. When we were in India, an unwanted guest came on the scene and turned the world upside down, including our trip. Three years later we returned home, taking with us a path full of learning, adventures, wonderful beings... and a new dog: Chai :-) More info about this book, actually a trilogy, here (only Spanish).
South America & North America Travel Diaries. These two books speak, in the form of diaries, of my first years as a backpacker, including the encounter with Cocaí in Bolivia and all the adventures I lived with her. I place special emphasis on the connection with nature and the people that the journey gave us. Read more here (only Spanish).
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