Palo Alto, CA, USA
About a month into my volunteering program in Armenia, Birthright Armenia arranged an excursion to southern reaches of Armenia and Syunik province, where we stayed and spent most of our time in a small city called Meghri. The visit to Meghri was very short and I wished there would be another opportunity for me to return. A unique setting … a year-round green, warm, and mountainous location, and a tropical-like weather. The amount of different types of fruit trees, medicinal shrubs, and plants overall amazes me. Plus, it’s a new place, new atmosphere, and a new and different experience than the rest of Armenia. The people are kind, the food is great, and nature is amazing. Meghri (derived from the word "meghre" meaning honey in Armenian) is definitely as sweet as its name, warming the heart with its warm weather, warm people, and natural beauty.