So, I've been looking around again at tours of Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. I came across this wonderful quote:
Everything you give away remains yours and everything you keep is lost forever.
- Shota Rustaveli, 12th century Georgian epic poem, The Knight in the Tiger's Skin.
It's funny how much that resonates with me...
Anyhow, looks like it's time to consider burning some Alaska Airlines miles on free tickets to Baku, Yerevan, or Tbilisi and engaging a local company to show us around the place.