After what is hopefully a fruitful few hours of shopping for souvenirs, we’ll gather with a representative from the Ministry of Diaspora for a brief on the current situation and relationship between Armenia and its diaspora (a community of people who live outside of their ancestral country but maintain active connections with it). While Armenians have established communities around the world since antiquity, the modern diaspora was largely formed as a result of the Armenian Genocide in 1915.
After lunch together, the day is yours to do as you please. We recommend visiting one of the city’s numerous art galleries or museums, tackling the climb up to the Cascade for a rewarding view of Mount Ararat over the border in Turkey, or finding a table at an open air cafe in Republic Square for some quality people watching. Meals: breakfast and lunch