Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Arrival

We have arrived! Our flight got into Yerevan very early in the morning allowing for a wonderful sunrise ceremony @ this temple built in the 7th century that had a wonderful view of Mt. Ararat. All the currently serving Peace Corps volunteers had come in from all over the country to greet us. They were very, very excited. I hadn't really thought much about it but they were instantly acquiring a group of 50 new friends. Our arrival brings the total to almost 100 volunteers spread out across the country. They seem like a cool bunch. We've just been shipped off to an old barracks building where we will begin our language, cultural, and job training. I've much more to write about but I'm going to give it at least a little more time to soak in... and the jet lag is getting me down. Thanks to all of you who have already emailed. It was so nice to open up my inbox and see so many replies.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad you arrived safely. How many people are in the whole country of Armenia? 100 volunteers doesn't sound like very many, but I guess if you're the cream of the crop, you only need 100. hehehe

- Kelly

Kelly Sagara said...

Ok. I'm writing this as me now. I just figured out how to log in. hehehe

Lina Monley said...

Glad to hear you arrived safely Dommers. I look forward to hearing more about your adventures in Armenia!

Vanessa Hunter said...

I'm so excited that we are able to follow along with you through this experience. I'm captivated by your blog entries and appreciate your honesty/humor. Take care.