Nature of Armenia

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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Yerevan Abovyan Street Snowfall

The First Snowfall in Yerevan

December 3, 2015 / 1 comment
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When the first snow of the season falls, it typically gets me excited about everything the season brings. Well… don’t you wait for the the winter holidays and adventures? For some it is the quiet time to enjoy family moments, grandma’s cooking. Others, prefer exploring the winter wonderland by skiing or snowboarding in the mountains… That was what…

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Honey Hive

Honey is honey anywhere… why the Armenian one?

October 16, 2015 / 0 comments
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As a traveller to Armenia during the fall/winter season you will most probably buy dried or frozen fruit, herbs or jam to experience the taste and smell of spring/summer seasons of this land of sun. Why not honey that tastes greater from what is usual? The Armenian natural honey is abundant with the flavour of spring flowers from the alpine mountains and…

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Rabati Castle in Georgia

Rabati Castle Complex – The Georgian Disneyland

September 25, 2015 / 0 comments
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Well, not exactly a Disneyland or an amusement park, but one of the top touristic attractions of Georgia representing a multi-ethnic history. Occupying approximately seven hectares territory, the castle complex is comprised of a mosque, a minaret, a synagogue, a Christian church, a palace, a citadel, as well as landscaped gardens, vineyards on terraces, outdoor pools with fountains,…

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Monastery of Geghard in Armenia

Legends of Armenian Churches: Geghard Monastery

September 17, 2015 / 0 comments
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Geghard Monastery, one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Armenia, is believed to be founded by the first Catholicos St. Gregory the Illuminator at the beginning of the 4th century during the first years after the Kingdom of Armenia adopted Christianity as its state religion in 301 A.D. The monastery sits 40 kilometers south-east of the capital…

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Working space

The best three parks to work from in Yerevan

August 31, 2015 / 0 comments
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Many times, travellers to Yerevan asked me where they can find a good place to work from in the capital of Armenia, and I used to recommend a cafe… Because the weather allows one to work in the open-air areas from mid of April till mid of October in Yerevan, I have decided to walk around…

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Monument Artsakh

Must See in Artsakh

August 15, 2015 / 0 comments
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Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), the high-altitude Earthly Paradize in the South Caucasus, is renown for its woody mountains, the heavenly canyon of Hunot, medieval churches, monasteries, quaint villages, hospitality and mouth-watering natural food. In case you are planning a trip to the Republic of Mountainous Karabakh, we recommend visiting the former capital city of Shushi with its war-damaged streets…

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Etchmiatsin Cathedral Armenia

Welcome to Etchmiadzin – the Christian Pilgrimage

July 25, 2015 / 0 comments
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So, is it the city of Etchmiadzin or Vagharshapat? That is the first thing you might be interested to know as a tourist. Well, it is Vagharshapat, which is commonly known as Etchmiadzin – located in Armavir Province of Armenia, west of the capital city of Yerevan. Here are some important facts you might be interested to…

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Golden Apricot

Golden Apricot 2015

July 22, 2015 / 0 comments
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The 12th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival was held in the capital city Armenia from July 12-19, 2015. This year, among the honourable guests of the festival were world renowned stars Ornella Muti and Nastassja Kinski. The head of Golden Apricot Yerevan International Festival in 2015 was French film director, actor, screenwriter and producer…

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Birthright Armenia volunteers

Opportunities to volunteer in Armenia

July 14, 2015 / 0 comments
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Are you planning a long-term travel to Armenia? Wonder which are the opportunities to volunteer while discovering Armenia? Well… we’ve gathered some useful information, tips and links for those eager to donate their time, give help to others, bring new perspectives and skills to Armenian organizations and, finally, to gain volunteer experiences in Armenia. Which are the…

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Tbilisi Flood 2015

Tbilisi Flood 2015: those who help…

June 18, 2015 / 0 comments
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Heavy flooding that occurred on the night of 13 to 14 June 2015 in the Vere River valley in the Georgian capital city of Tbilisi united people to support the victims and to clean-up the city: #Georgia|n UK-based singer @KatieMelua will perform a charity concert to help people affected by the #TbilisiFlood. pic.twitter.com/q5X3crSFUm — Wandelion (@Wandeliontravel) June…

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Odzun Holy Mother of God Church

Welcome to Odzun Village: wonders to explore

June 17, 2015 / 0 comments
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Historical village of Odzun situated high above Debed Gorge on a plateau in Lori Province of Armenia attracts architecture and nature- lovers with its architectural monuments from different centuries and glorious landscapes. Photo by Edgar Harutyunyan / It is believed the name Odzun (translated from Armenian odzel -«օծել» as “to ordain”) was given to the…

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