We made our way to Jermuk, where we went to explore the spa town which is known for its hot springs and mineral water which is also bottled in town under the brand Jermuk. Many hotels are waiting for tourists, others are not in use anymore, as we found some abandoned Soviet time buildings.
We went to the drinking hall, enjoying a good Armenian brandy, until we realised that we were at the hotel bar, and the drinking hall was on the other side of the street. When we finally went there, we found the warm mineral water incomparable to the drink we had before ;-).
We took a walk into the gorge of the Arpa River, coming through a natural arch and finally reaching a wonderful waterfall, one of the tourist attractions.
The next day, we went to explore more in Jermuk, before we were on the way to the Armenian Stonehenge – more on our next post!