Stayed in and cooked dinner for about 90 cents USD. Many people think travel is expensive but it can be more economical than staying at home. These are Georgian Khinkali with cabbage and beet salad.

Some sights from the October 14, 2018 Mtskhetoba – Svetitskhovloba (მცხეთობა-სვეტიცხოვლობა) festival in Mtskheta. Mtskhetoba is an annual celebration held each year on October 14th in Mtskheta. The Georgian Catholicos-Patriarch leads a liturgy in the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and street fairs fill the surrounding town. You can catch a marshrutka from the Didube Metro Station in Tbilisi, though you may have to hunt a bit to find a return ride.

The sulphur baths of Tbilisi are built over hot springs that the city of Tbilisi was founded around.

Travelling third class on a Soviet-era train to Tbilisi.

Street performance during the Francophonie Summit in Yerevan outside the Paronyan Musical Comedy Theatre.

The 17th Francophonie Summit (XVIIe Sommet de la Francophonie) is underway in Yerevan. Here's a quick look around the Village de la Francophonie which is open to the public and has exhibitions from nations across the Francosphere.

Flowers and candles are left in Charles Aznavour Square in Yerevan to commemorate the long life of singer Charles Aznavour (1924-2018).

The Ararat region is frequently hazy, but I managed to catch Mount Ararat on a perfectly clear day while visiting Khor Virap.

Novarank Monastery is framed by brilliant red rocks lining the sides of the canyon.