hiking around Dilijan

One Week in Armenia. An Itinerary for a First Timer

December 21, 2015 / 12 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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girls on ride sharing in Armenia

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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Lion of Vank Village Karabakh

5 Things To Do in Vank Village

December 9, 2015 / 2 comments
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Are you planning a trip to the Republic of Nagrno Karabakh? Well… while exploring the must-see sites of Artsakh, make sure to stop by the village of Vank, which is situated in Martakert region of Artsakh. The distance between Stepanakert, the capital of Artsakh, and Vank village is approximately 50km. The village is surrounded with impressive nature…

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Gandzasar

Gandzasar or the Mount of Treasures

December 7, 2015 / 2 comments
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Oh no… do not think you are going to read about gold, silver or diamonds hidden in the bowels of Gandzasar Mountain or money placed in a box buried deep down in the ground… It is the treasures of exceptional Armenian architecture and Holy relics hidden inside the Monastery of Gandzasar that we recommend to…

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Cave in Armenia

Art of the ancestors: coloured petroglyphs in Armenia

November 11, 2015 / 0 comments
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“The history of the land of Armenians comes from ancient times” and this is one of the first things a traveller to Armenia will learn. So, don’t miss your chance to check traces of the past and go into a deep spiritual connection with old times. Petroglyphs in Armenia (also called rock-carvings, rock-paintings or rock-art) have great…

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Republic Square Yerevan

Texture of Yerevan

September 28, 2015 / 0 comments
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Yerevan is the twelfth and the last capital of Armenia. During 2797 years, Yerevan has changed a lot. Unfortunately, nowadays, one can find only a small part of the ancient Yerevan. For example, the fortress of Erebuni, the ancestor of Yerevan, which is located south-east from the city centre. Alternatively, you can visit Erebuni Historical…

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Government Building Yerevan

Yerevan Through the Lens of an Impatient Wanderer

September 22, 2015 / 0 comments
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Whether you are in a new city or your hometown exploring through travelers’ glasses every building, you try to capture the architectural creations to remember the style of a city, with its face, attractiveness and beauty. After a long walking day in Yerevan, full of emotions and new discoveries you are looking through your fresh…

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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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Sculture of the men in Yerevan

The Unnoticed Details of Yerevan

September 14, 2015 / 0 comments
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Most of the travellers are keen to explore a new city with a long to-do list trying not to miss anything. Well, visitors to Yerevan also have such a list full of known spots, sightseeing, common roads and activities. Yerevan is full of cute details, either new or ancient, details that give the city a…

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photographer on Mount Aragats

Climbing the beauty: Mount Aragats

September 10, 2015 / 0 comments
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The crispy-cold air that bites your cheeks. Oh, wait, not the right words! Let’s start again… A crispy-cold kiss on the tip of your nose, one that makes you warm inside. Rays of the sun that touch you not from above, but from beneath. An unforgettable sunrise that embraces you like the love of your grandparents from…

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Trip to Gegharot Waterfall

July 30, 2015 / 0 comments
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What is really great about being in Armenia is the opportunity to travel around the country whenever you wish to. Some of the main sites are pretty close to the capital and all you actually need to do is pack a hiking backpack. Photo by Sonia Bagdasarian By the end of hot July the wish…

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Road to Khor Virap

Royal Prison Turned Into Touristic Destination

March 20, 2015 / 0 comments
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Deep well which has 20 ft (6 meters) depth and a diameter of 14 ft (4.4 meters): place for prisoners to try to survive during their punishment. Nowadays, you can be the lucky visitor to such weird place that has became one of the most popular pilgrimage sites and visited destination for tourists to Armenia….

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