Zof in Etchmiatsin

Brief Guide to Solo Female Travel in Armenia (I)

December 28, 2015 / 4 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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hiking around Dilijan

One Week in Armenia. An Itinerary for a First Timer

December 21, 2015 / 17 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 Yerevan

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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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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Pumpkin for Ghapama

Ghapama – Armenian festive dish!

November 24, 2015 / 0 comments
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Do you know that the most famous national dish in Armenia served during weddings, New Year and Christmas celebrations or other special occasions is Ghapama? Ghapama is a stuffed pumpkin baked inside an oven or tonir (tandoor – Armenian special oven). The classical variant of making it is to bake it inside the tonir, but,…

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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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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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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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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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