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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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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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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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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Vegetarian in Armenia

September 7, 2015 / 0 comments
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Being a vegetarian in Armenia is a lot of fun and a bit of a challenge, especially when people get to know you are. You always have to be prepared to answer lots of questions. Armenians can hardly imagine their lives without meat and holiday tables are usually full of all kind of meat dishes….

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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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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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Land of sun

Explore The Land Of The Sun With Paintings

March 28, 2015 / 0 comments
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Many countries of the world have interesting nicknames. We have already mentioned in ”What to expect from travel to Armenia? Vol.1” that Armenia is called “Country of the Rocky Highlands”. However, it is also called “Land of the Sun”. Why? Well… the country is noted for mostly sunny weather and bright colors throughout the year….

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Golden Apricot 11 Festival

Golden Apricot Film Festival

June 29, 2014 / 0 comments
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Armenia is a country mainly connected with such themes as the sun, nature, fruits and vegetables. Many people associate it with a certain fruit, which is the  “apricot”. There is also a testimony, that in Latin the explanation of the fruit is expressed as follows: “Fructus Armeniaca”. It’s not a surprising that in 2004 in…

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Tax refund

Tax free shopping in Armenia

June 8, 2014 / 0 comments
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Generally travelling refers not only to exploring a new country, its traditions, its way of life, heritage and sights, but also to shopping in it. Yes, mostly shopping lovers will understand how cool it is to shop in a country where you are travelling to. All of us like it and quite all the people have…

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