Thanks to A Girl and her Thumb
I returned to Armenia in early April, in an adventure story soon to be posted here, with my friend Mahyar. We hitchhiked a wibbly line through Anatolia and said our goodbyes in this city of pink stone, where I rejoined Hrach and Mahyar took the coach back to Iran. The snow had already melted, flowers bloomed and caterpillars slowly turned to lace the leaves outside our bedroom window, dappling the light.
The cultural environment thawed with the frost. People returned to the streets and I began getting to know the inhabitants of Yerevan, going to bars and meetings and more bars and a fortnightly community film event known as The Screenery.
I had a lot of energy. I wanted to get involved in something.
I had no idea what was in store for me.
Suddenly, I’m helping to organise a massive project: helping ten friends travel 3,000km to take part in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It’s ambitious. We don’t reckon this has ever been done before – and we need quite a bit of cash to make it work. £7,706.17 to be exact – we are very exact – and we only have 8 days to raise the money – eek!