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The Janapar Trail in Artsakh

January 20, 2016 / 0 comments
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There are many reasons to visit the region of Artsakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh. The region is filled with a rich history, hospitable people with incredible stories, beautiful nature, and of course, notorious and delicious local food. Now, there is another reason to visit, and it combines all of the incredible aspects listed above. The Janapar Trail,…

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A Brief Guide to Solo Female Travel in Armenia (II)

January 13, 2016 / 0 comments
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Last week Wandelion published a little introduction to solo female travel in Armenia. Are you hungry for more? Here you are, we are ready. We already know that Armenia is safe, beautiful, and rich in stunning sights. Is there anything more we should learn? Yes. Every country that is slightly off the beaten path might…

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Farmers’ Markets in Armenia: An Experience Not To Be Missed!

January 11, 2016 / 0 comments
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The shugas (farmers’ markets) in Armenia are so much more than just a place to get fresh and local produce. I see every trip to the shugas as an adventure, and I never leave them without some story to tell. The Variety There are many different types of shugas in Yerevan alone—some of them are…

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Things To Do And See in Tbilisi!

December 29, 2015 / 0 comments
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With Tbilisi being just about six hours away from Yerevan, it can be a convenient and suitable destination for a weekend getaway! If you are going for a short period of time, however, it may seem overwhelming to see and do everything. Here is a short list of some of Tbilisi’s beautiful attractions you don’t…

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Brief Guide to Solo Female Travel in Armenia (I)

December 28, 2015 / 0 comments
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You won’t find Armenia on the lists of the top destinations for solo female travelers. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider a trip on your own. As a seasoned solo female traveler who has been travelling and living in the Caucasus for over two years, I’m sure and certain Armenia makes for a great destination…

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Gnishik Canyon

December 25, 2015 / 2 comments
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Are you looking for a rocky and challenging route to go through? Here is the Canyon of Gnishik that we would like to recommend. In Armenia, “Gnishik” is not a widely spread name, but there is the Canyon of Gnishik, the village of Gnishik and even Gnishik River! Interested? Let’s explore Gnishik Canyon with all…

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Georgia Calling: A Spotlight on Veg-Friendly Cuisine!

December 23, 2015 / 0 comments
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Every country and region has its own specialties when it comes to food. Georgia, in my mind, has some of the most filling, nutritious and delicious vegan and vegetarian foods I have ever tried. Since the dishes I am talking about are traditional, and not substitution-based, I credit this mostly to their wide use of…

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One Week in Armenia. An Itinerary for a First Timer

December 21, 2015 / 2 comments
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You are coming to Armenia for the very first time. You are excited yet confused. You are not sure what to expect. Even Uncle Google doesn’t seem to know too much about this mysterious destination. Sit back and relax. Here is a ready-made itinerary for a perfect week in Armenia designed for a beginner. Day…

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Zhengyal Bread – Pearl of Armenian Breads

December 18, 2015 / 0 comments
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When travelling to Artsakh, the high-altitude Earthly Paradize with forested mountains and pictorial valleys make sure to try one of the most common and delicious dishes – bread with “zhengyal”. By the way, a perfect food every vegetarian in Armenia should eat. You can find this traditional bread in many provinces of Armenia. However, it…

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Tips on Ride Sharing in Armenia

December 16, 2015 / 2 comments
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Hitchhiking can be a scary concept to many people. In some countries it is more common and acceptable, and in others not so much. The typical strategy is sticking out your thumb and waiting for a ride. In Armenia, when often waiting for a mashrutka (a fixed-route minibus) on the way back from Lake Sevan,…

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Winter gateways in Armenia. What to see if you are visiting Armenia around Christmas?

December 14, 2015 / 0 comments
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I know you might be a little surprised, but yes, I’m here today to invite you to Armenia in the dead of winter. Yes, it is low season. Yes, it is cold. But still, I believe that every traveller should pay a visit to the Caucasus in winter. Why? First of all, it’s beautiful. Skies…

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Armenia Through the Lens of an Overseas Traveller

December 11, 2015 / 0 comments
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The landscapes of Armenia – sun-drenched and picturesque…the mountains- lash and snow-capped… This is how the lens of an overseas traveller Marko Ukkola depicts Armenia. Marko Ukkola is a telecommunication specialist and an amateur photographer from Finland. Photo by Marko Ukkola Photo by Marko Ukkola Marko Ukkola works for a large telecommunications company and first time visited…

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