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The woman selling gata near the Geghard Monastery.
Gata (Armenian: գաթա gatʿa; also sometimes transliterated as Gatah (Eastern Armenian) or Katah (Western Armenian)) is an Armenian pastry, similar to a coffee cake. It can be found in a variety of shapes, sizes and may be decorated or left unadorned.
One popular variety is gata with koritz (khoriz), a filling that consists of flour, butter and sugar. Gata can have other fillings such as nuts, most commonly walnuts. Some variations include placing a coin inside the dough before the gata is baked, and it is said that whoever is the lucky one to receive the piece with the coin is to be blessed with good fortune. Gata from the villages of Garni and Geghard are decorated (with dough before baking) delicious breads that are round in shape and generally about a foot in diameter.

We couldn't resist temptation and bought half of it. It was delicious!
Interesting also the thing on the right. They are something like sheets of paper, made from juice of various fruits. Sour in taste, also very good. Better view of them here .
I hope that Gert will like it (the photo only :)).

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