Paloma isn’t like most guides in Armenia. For one, she’s Spanish-Argentinian, and lives in the rural village of Tandzaver, about 15km away from Tatev Monastery in the Syunik Province. A long way from Spain, today Paloma is co-founder of Pegasus, a community-based NGO working on developing Tandzaver through ecotourism. She helped develop most of the hiking trails around the village, and in 2019 helped put on the first Magic Forest Festival, which resulted in the creation of Armenia’s first land art museum (which you can hike through on the Magic Forest Loop using our app). Always with a smile, Paloma will help you spot the most colorful birds in the area while showing you around, and believe it or not, she knows the medieval history of Syunik better than that of Spain!