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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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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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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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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Zorats Karer

Zorats Karer: The Prehistoric Astronomical Observatory of Armenia

June 15, 2015 / 0 comments
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Zorats Karer, also known as Carahunge and acclaimed as the Stonehenge of Armenia, is an ancient astronomical observatory that occupies seven hectares of land and sits on a high plateau near the town of Sisian in the Syunik Province of Armenia. It is hard to find a scientific consensus on the age of this mysterious…

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Jermuk Waterfall by Marko Ukkola

Jermuk Mineral Water: divine and healing

April 15, 2015 / 0 comments
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The spa town of Jermuk is one of the magnetic travel destinations of Armenia for active and healthy rest. Situated 170 kilometers southeast from the capital city of Yerevan, Jermuk resort offers alpine climate, cool summers and snowbound long winters to the visitors. It is famous for its healing mineral waters, hot springs, high quality…

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A house in Dendropark

Experience Stepanavan Dendropark Through Photos

April 9, 2015 / 2 comments
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Stepanavan Dendropark, located in Lori Province of Armenia, covers about thirty-five hectares of land. Established in 1933 and designated a Special Protected Area in 1998, the arboretum is an excellent escape from the oven-heat of the city in summer. It consists of natural deciduous forest and ornamental trees. More than five hundred species can be…

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Hiking in Lastiver

Find Your Adventure in Armenia

April 2, 2015 / 2 comments
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Here you are, an international visitor in Armenia experiencing culture shock. The immaculate Armenian culture beckons to you, but all you want to have are thrilling experiences and adventures. There are quite a few adventure travel destinations in Armenia. Hiking: Wear your hike shoes, take your travel backpack and do some hiking from the Central…

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National Park pf Dilijan

Modern Day Dilijan: all about resorts, education and…

March 31, 2015 / 0 comments
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Dilijan – situated sixty-six kilometers away to the northeast from the capital city of Yerevan, surrounded with Pambak and Bazum mountain ranges, is another famous resort town to spend winter or summer holidays in Armenia. When asked what makes this resort town so attractive in comparison to Tsaghkadzor or Jermuk spa- towns, most visitors mention…

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Kecharis

Tsaghkadzor Beyond Skiing

March 13, 2015 / 0 comments
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The winter season is over. We are absolutely sure, you had great time in Tsaghkadzor ski resort up on the hill, enjoyed the iconic sight of Mount Ararat and the picturesque view of Tsaghkadzor town from the peak of Mount Teghenis. But travel is about change and we recommend you come back for the awe-inspiring…

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