4 Mar

A Girl and Her Thumb

21st-22nd November, 2012

Emée has been hitching the Armenian Silk Road for two weeks with an Armenian traveller named Artyom. Right now they’re in Meghri, a small village close to the Iranian border.

Emée has decided to stay a while long in Armenia. She’s had non-stop adventures for the past two weeks and wants to write them all down before she has any more and these days become drowned in memory. Today is my last chance to see her before entering Iran.

I wait a long time to get out of Shushi. When a marshrutka bound for Yerevan stops for me, I ask how much to Goris, where my road will diverge. It’s a lot. My face falls and the driver, along with the guy in the passenger seat, begin bartering with me. They offer a cheaper price, which I still can’t afford and eventually just tell me to…

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