My computer has been out of commission for several weeks because I managed to leave half of my power chord in Yerevan at a hotel we had a conference in. Only in Armenia can you leave something like that and have it returned to you several weeks later! One of the drivers went to the hotel and got it for me! So in those three week a lot has happened, most importantly I got my permanent placement in Syunik Marz. I will be working at a secondary school and the local high school with 5 different teachers.
I went to visit my new town about two weeks ago and got to stay with my new host family. Their youngest son was just married the day before I arrived so I was able to meet the entire family in the three days I was there. They are a great family, the mother is a Russian Teacher at the Secondary school I will working with, and the Father is a doctor. There youngest son and his new wife are also living in the house. In Armenia the youngest son and his wife live in his parents house which will then become theirs and so on and so forth. They took me to see the Armenian stone henge and one of the world’s oldest churches.
|My new host mother and sister walking around Stone Henge.|
The weather is much cooler in my new town due to its elevation. I am counting down the days until I can go back and enjoy that cool weather. Here in Kotyak it getting hotter and hotter! Today we tried to use Hannah’s thermometer to find out how hot it was but it read over 125 degrees F, I’m pretty sure that it isn’t that hot but it is defiantly in the hundreds.
|Some of my new family|