I am disappointed to see that Rick has not traveled to Armenia. Armenia has many ancient Christian Churches and Monasteries such as, Dadivank Monastery, Sevanavank Monastery, The Temple of Garni, the majestic Dashdatem Fortress which is 10th century. The Opera House, the National Ballet of Armenia, Lake Sevan, Armenian Highlands, The Taraz Festival of traditional Armenian Costume, The amazing food, art, tradition and culture. Armenian Cognac is the best in the world! Steve, all I can say is you must go there and discover what a paradise it truly is.