Armenia

The Grand Documentary of 2016

December 11, 2018
Filmed in 8 countries throughout 2016, glued, sanded, laminated, blamed and put together in Tbilisi, Georgia using Adobe Premiere CC.  The Great Documentary is 13 minutes and 2 seconds long short from our lives back in 2016.  The story starts in Venice, Italy, travels to Georgia, Armenia, then Latvia,...

Invest in Armenia - Peer to Peer Lending on Mintos.com marketplace

February 13, 2018
Got another promotional e-mail from Mintos.com peer to peer lending marketplace, informing about the opportunity to invest in Armenia issued loans by varks.am Also see: Invest in Kazakhstan - Peer to Peer lending loans up to 21% Yield from Kredit24 on Mintos.com Marketplace As Armenia together with Georgia...

Travelling From Telaviv, Israel to Yerevan, Armenia

November 23, 2016
An Israeli traveler recently contacted me and asked could I give an advice on traveling to Yerevan (Armenia) from Telaviv (Israel). As this is a pretty broad topic to answer in one single reply I decided to wrap up longer answer in this blog post. Hopefully other Israeli / Armenian travelers will find some...

Best of Armenia in Two days (Yerevan and Beyond)

October 11, 2016
Armenia has been on my travel map since 2014 when I first visited it on a day when Visa-Free travel was enabled for European Union pass holders. I arrived from Georgia (the country I have been living since 2011). Since then I have visited Armenia several more times, and all of them have turned out to be just...

Oliva Italian Restaurant in Yerevan

October 06, 2016
If you are looking for an authentic Italian cuisine, here is the simple advice - visit Italy, but if in case in place of Italy you have found yourself in Yerevan, Armenia - here is a good Italian Restaurant Oliva, which is worth to visit and enjoy really good Italian cuisine in pretty authentic atmosphere - live music...

Artashi Mot Restaurant on Moskovyan Street in Yerevan

October 05, 2016
Artashi Mot restaurant was a recommendation from our friend and taxi driver Tom, shortly we returned from the trip to the temple of Garni and Geghard monastery back to Yerevan, we asked Tom for a good local restaurant he would suggest us, and he shortly took us to Moskovyan street and the tasty Armenian cuisine...

Geghard Monastery Complex in Armenia

October 04, 2016
Geghard is a medieval monastery in the Kotayk province of Armenia, being partially carved out of the adjacent mountain, surrounded by cliffs. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  I first heard about this monastery in some Travel Channel series on Armenia, I remember I...

Temple of Garni, Armenia

October 02, 2016
The Temple of Garni  is a classical Hellenistic temple in Garni, Armenia. It is perhaps the best-known structure and symbol of pre-Christian Armenia. It was probably built by king Tiridates I in the first century AD as a temple to the sun god Mihr. We visited...

Khor Virap Monastery Complex in Armenia

September 24, 2016
The Khor Virap is an Armenian monastery located in the Ararat plain in Armenia, near the closed border with Turkey, about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south of Artashat, Ararat Province. The monastery was host to a theological seminary and was the residence of Armenian...

Tashir Pizza (On Mashtots Avenue, Yerevan)

September 23, 2016
I first heard about Tashir Pizza back in Tbilisi (Georgia), the girls from local community informed that there is a famous Armenian pizza coming to the town - I had no clue what does famous Armenian Pizza stands for, so I visited my first Tashir pizzeria at Tbilisi East Point mall - read my review here: Tashir...

Yerevan Brandy Factory Ararat

September 21, 2016
This post is about Yerevan Brandy Company producing famous Ararat brandy. During my latest trip to Yerevan (Armenia) I had a free time and I decided to to visit Yerevan Brandy Factory. So, we just walked there by foot, and huge was our surprise when the girl at reception informed that tours can be...

Yerevan Opera Theatre

September 20, 2016
It took me about 4 or 5 times to visit Yerevan, before I actually visited Yerevan Opera theater. OK, in fact I didn't even visited it, just passed by, but the Opera House is a popular landmark when wandering around Yerevan.  Here is the fun fact - The ground-breaking of the Opera-Theatre...

The Swan Lake park in Yerevan

September 15, 2016
The Swan lake park in Yerevan is a popular recreation area in the heart of Yerevan, located next to the Opera house in a 5 minute walking distance from main Republic Square. The Swan Lake park usually hosts various open air art exhibitions. - Ice-skate with many locals at the Swan Lake (next to the Opera House)...

Republic Square in Yerevan

July 16, 2016
Republic Square in Yerevan definitely is city's one of the main landmarks and popular tourist spot. I first discovered it back at the start of January 2014, and have returned to Yerevan city since then for couple of more times. My latest visit here was in mid March 2016. At my 29th birthday (back in 2014( I had a...

Park Hotel in Yerevan Review

July 10, 2016
In mid March, 2016 we visited Yerevan again, this time we booked a boutique hotel on Koghbatsi street - Park Hotel.  We booked this hotel on booking.com for about EUR 80 per night, and stayed here for two or three nights (don't remember anymore) and used as our base for further Yerevan's exploration. There are...