Around 8 PM, if you suddenly find yourself in the playground of Vahagnadzor village and hear the children chant in unison, “Batum, Batum,” don’t be confused. You are still in Vahagnadzor village of the Lori region.
The children are just impatiently waiting for the arrival of the Yerevan-Batumi train.
During the summer, the Yerevan-Batumi train stops briefly at Vahagnadzor station. During that short break, the children of the village treat the train passengers to cold spring water while the passengers treat the children to sweets.