Bonus Update: He-Man Goes to Armenia

Time for something a bit different today. In mid-June, I went to Armenia, and I took my new Mega-Construx He-Man figure with me. His exploits were detailed on Instagram, but if you missed them, the full story is now revealed here…

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He-Man arrives in Yerevan, and stands in front of a very faint Mount Ararat.
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And now He-Man is checking out the 2800 fountains, one for each year of Yerevan’s existence.
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He-Man learns about the complex relationship between sculpture and architecture in post-Soviet Armenia.
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He-Man, when you’re in Armenia, you should eat Armenian food, not Mexican…
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And now you’re on the cocktails. For God’s sake, He-Man.
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Here’s He-Man at the Holy See of Echmiadzin, the holiest place in Armenia.
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And now he’s checking out the ruins of Zvartnots cathedral, destroyed in an earthquake over 1000 years ago.
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He-Man’s been busy today. He’s now at Khor Virap, where Armenia became the world’s first Christian country, in 301 AD. He-Man is fun and educational.
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He-Man is now at Noravank monastery, which is very hot even at 6.30pm.
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He-Man has climbed (driven) to the top of the Selim Pass. He’s facing the wrong way to enjoy the view though.
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He-Man is now at the spa town of Jermuk, where he considered a shower in the warm salty water coming from this tap, but decided against it in case it washed his paintwork off.
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He-Man defying death on a narrow bridge at Jermuk waterfall. He is now well behind schedule and has a long drive ahead of him.
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This is He-Man at Karahunj, Armenia’s Stonehenge. Unfortunately, He-Man was being a right dick this evening and wouldn’t stand up, so here he is just after he fell over for the 170 billionth time.
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What’s that you say, He-Man? You’d like a go on the world’s longest non-stop reversible aerial tramway? Well, you’ve come to the right place!
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He-Man is feeling very pleased with his visit to Tatev monastery.
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He-Man, get your greedy hands off my chips!
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He-Man has come to see 7000 year old petroglyphs in the mountains above Sisian.
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He-Man loves posing on the numberplate of his Soviet jeep.
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He-Man is not at all keen to get out of the car in the thunderstorm at Varodnovank monastery.
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He-Man’s tour of Armenia continues with a visit to Noratus cemetery.
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He-Man feels he deserves a bit of chillax time at Lake Sevan.
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He-Man is still living it up, now at the rather tacky resort of Sevanavank.
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He-Man, I think you’re getting a bit overfamiliar with me now.
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Amazing breakfast for He-Man in Dilijan.
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He-Man feels that Dilijan’s Soviet monument to the unity of the Caucasian peoples would not look out of place on Eternia.
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He-Man is quite affronted that I was too ashamed to ask that he be included in this selfie at Ijevan Wine Factory.
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He-Man is rather sulkily hiking the Transcaucasian Trail.
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He-Man’s day begins with a quick trip to the enticingly named Chemical Factory Workers’ Park.
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He-Man reconnects with the type of TV on which he enjoyed his heyday.
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He-Man’s trip ends rather abruptly with some bad news. He appears to have slipped out of my pocket somewhere along the way. I went back to check if he was in the abandoned Soviet industrial cable car behind me (not a place I’d planned to visit once, let alone twice), but no luck. I suppose I should count myself lucky I didn’t lose my wallet or car keys or something, but I feel bereft.

He-Man is clearly unreliable. On my next trip, I’m bringing Skeletor instead.

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