Armenia

The Grand Documentary of 2016

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...

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

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...

Travelling From Telaviv, Israel to Yerevan, Armenia

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...

Best of Armenia in Two days (Yerevan and Beyond)

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...

Oliva Italian Restaurant in Yerevan

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...

Artashi Mot Restaurant on Moskovyan Street in Yerevan

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...

Geghard Monastery Complex in Armenia

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...

Temple of Garni, Armenia

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...

Khor Virap Monastery Complex in Armenia

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...

Tashir Pizza (On Mashtots Avenue, Yerevan)

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...

Yerevan Brandy Factory Ararat

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...

Yerevan Opera Theatre

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 Swan Lake park in Yerevan

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-...

Republic Square in Yerevan

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...

Park Hotel in Yerevan Review

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...

Georgia / Armenia Border Crossing at Sadakhlo / Bagratashen

One of the shortest routes for crossing Georgian / Armenian border, if traveling from Tbilisi to Yerevan, is Sadakhlo / Bagratashen border point.  I have traveled this route several times, mostly for my travels to Yerevan  I have...

Kilikia Bus Station in Yerevan, Armenia

I have used Kilikia bus station to travel from Yerevan to Tbilisi using minivan (marshrutka), but seems you can get from Kilikia to Istanbul (Turkey), Tehran (Iran) or Moscow (Russia), take in note those will be very long trips (starting 40 hours)...

Karas fast food on Mashtots Avenue, Yerevan

We paid a visit to Karas fast food restaurant on Mashtots avenue in Yerevan, just shortly we checked in at nearby Park hotel on Koghbaci street. We got to this place by simply asking on street to a passer by where are some cool places around to get...

One Day Trip To Armenia (Lori Province)

Just shortly after our return to Georgia, in the first weekend we just couldn't sit back home and do nothing, we were eager for some travels. So we found this lovely offer on Facebook - short one day trip to Armenia for 40 GEL (it's about...

Barbecue Festival in Akhtala (Armenia)

At the start of September 2015, we booked a one day tour to Armenia. This trip took us to Lori province in Armenia, which actually is pretty close to Georgian border. During this trip we had a stops at Haghpat monastery, Sanahin monastery and...

Akhtala Monastery in Armenia

Akhtala monastery was our third and last stop during our short one day trip to Armenia, before returning to Tbilisi. Prior to Akhtala monastery we visited Haghpat monastery and Sanahin monastery. The truth is - our trip was made especially to visit...

Sanahin Monastery in Armenia

Sanahin monastery is located in province of Lori in Armenia, close to Georgian border. Sanahin monastery was second site we visited during our short one day trip to Armenia, just shortly after we visited Haghpat monastery. I was so eager to master...

Haghpat Monastery in Armenia

Haghpat monastery, together with Sanahin monastery, are placed on UNESCO's World Heritage List since 1996. At the start of September we booked a one day tour from Tbilisi to Armenia, and I had chance to visit both Haghpat and...

Genealogy with Song 'Don't Deny' will sing for Armenia at Eurovision 2015 Vienna, Austria

Another South Caucasian country Armenia has revelled it's participant for Eurovision 2015 song contest to be held in Vienna.Armenia has come up with a new and innovative idea for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest: The country will be represented by...

Armenia-EU: Brussels opens door to Association Agreement with Yerevan

Damned I'm confused, today I red an article on armenianow.com - Armenia-EU: Brussels opens door to Association Agreement with Yerevan, you might wonder why I'm surprised?Since January 2, Armenia is a full member of Eurasian Union (curated by...

Russia will provide $270 mln Credit to Armenia to Finance Nuclear Power Plant

I have been watching more or less closely energy consumption in Former Soviet Union for last 6 months, today I found interesting article on News.az - Russia to provide Armenia with $ 270 mln to extend term of NPP. Here is the newsreport:The...

Armenia to Join Eurasian Union 2015

Yesterday I posted about Kyrgyzstan joining Eurasian Union, but forget to write about Armenia - so here is the deal (Original on RT)Russian President Vladimir Putin has put his signature to a law that makes Armenia a full member of the Eurasian...

Kyrgyzstan to join Eurasian Union

I have been watching closely developments of Eurasian Union since 2010. Yesterday at hotels room in Bakuriani, I had a chance to watch Russian TV (I watch TV rarely and only in hotels)Russian news were reporting some interesting (I would say funny)...

Armenia on EEU Deal

I have been closely watching Armenia's move toward Eurasian Union, today I found a great article on ArmeniaNow - were Armenian reporter has putted all dots on i.I'm republishing this article full, unchanged you can read original here.From Moscow...

Baltic States Vs South Caucasus States by GDP 2013

A while ago I already compared Baltic nations with Caucasian nation by GDP (that time I was comparing data for 2012). Since it's second half of 2014 already, I decided to compare how 6 independent states looks alike in 2013 (Most recent data we can...