I come from the Philippines which has a tropical climate, and I have always been fascinated by snow, even as a child. I had only ever seen the snow, which resembles tiny cotton candy falling from the sky, in movies.
When I was on tour in Georgia and Armenia, I encountered snow for the first time. Traveling through these two stunning Eastern European nations was a wonderful opportunity.
We started off by flying to Armenia on our journey. By 10pm, we arrived at Zvartnots International Airport. There, we got our visit visa. It was really freezing, when we first left the airport, and I recall wearing a sweater, jeans, and boots. It resembled a warm welcome to a winter paradise. I put on my coat immediately. After that, we spent the next six hours traveling by land to Georgia. The border is also where we obtained our visitor's visa.
When we got to our hotel, it was around 4 a.m. Our accommodations were pleasant and cozy.
We consumed our morning meal, which included egg toast with butter and coffee or orange juice.
Our adventure then started.
We had a fantastic time on our trip of Gudauri Mountain. I'm reminded of the Frozen movie as we go over the enormous snowland.
That was quite wonderful when we got to the mountain. Deep snow covered everything. My hands and feet were numb from cold. We posed for photos while lying in the snow and creating snow angels.
I may write about my other Georgian adventures in my future postings.
I want to tell you about the trip we took to Armenia, where I got to see snow falling.
After three days in Georgia, We visited Tsaghkadsor during our subsequent trip to Armenia, and it was there that I first saw actual snow fall.
The snow was already falling at Tsaghkadsor when we got there. I was astounded to witness nature's magic. Who would have imagined that delicate cotton candies with the ability to cover the entire surface in white would be dropping from the sky. Compared to what I'd seen on TV and in movies, it was a hundred times more stunning. Yet, witnessing it actually fall from the sky was truly spectacular. You are extremely close to having experienced snow if you have ever eaten sorbet. The texture, consistency, and temperature are all the same, it just has no flavor.
Those who have never handled snow are surprised by how chilly it is to the touch.It is so cold that you won't be able to hold it basically in your bare hands for very long before it melts.
I had never actually ridden the cable car.So I was very excited. It was very enjoyable. We observed a snow-covered mountain and trees. It creates vast white snowfields, puffs of snow floating on pine tree branches, and the gradual drip-by-drip melting of snow from the tips of pine needles.
I was actually jumping around like a small child in the snow but to my amazement, none of my friends teased me because they were experiencing the same situation. Around two hours passed throughout it. I felt happy when it was all over.
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