Zof in Etchmiatsin

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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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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Christmas mood in Yerevan

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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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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Armenia: the four seasons

November 20, 2015 / 0 comments
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Located in southwestern Asia on about 30,000 square km (11,500 square km), Armenia meets four seasons of the year with deep and bright colours, special flavour and aroma. The four seasons are clearly expressed in Armenia. Even though, it is usually advised to travel to Armenia during warm season when there are lots of tasty…

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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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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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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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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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