Travel Blogs from Armenia

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BL #49: Find a Little Bit of Karma, Garni, Armenia travel blog

BL #49: Find a Little Bit of Karma

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... of steaming hot pho, or sushi - unfortunately, I don't think there is even a single Vietnamese restaurant in all of Armenia, and while I believe there are a couple of Japanese restaurants in Yerevan, it would almost certainly be disappointing. I had ...

BL #45: Overdose On JAM, Sanahin, Armenia travel blog

BL #45: Overdose On JAM

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... combined transport from Tbilisi to Yerevan, along with some sightseeing and excellent food along the way. Both Georgia and Armenia are lands of monasteries, deeply-religious countries that are inexorably tied to their beliefs - you can't visit either ...

Under the Gaze of Noah, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Under the Gaze of Noah

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... of capital and remittances especially from the Armenian diaspora, have created a much enhanced economic environment. After Independence, Armenia registered positive economic growth rates of near 14% but following the Global Financial Crisis, it contracted ...

Armenia: Proud People of a Lost Land, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Armenia: Proud People of a Lost Land

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... of Armenia is still so precarious. Our tour of Yerevan was supposed to include a visit to the Matenadaran, Armenia's ancient manuscripts library which houses 17,000 Armenian manuscripts and over 100,000 medieval and modern documents, as ...

The Caucasus - A Historic Timelime Summary, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

The Caucasus - A Historic Timelime Summary

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... and satrapies (ancient Persian provinces) that have blossomed and died here down the centuries" (Lonely Planet Guide "Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan" 2008) ANCIENT REFERENCES The Greeks, Romans and Persians brought pagan faiths and philosophies to the ...

BL #50: Get Out Of a Rut, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

BL #50: Get Out Of a Rut

A travel blog entry by pwong

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As surprisingly entertaining as Yerevan has been, it's starting to get old - unfortunately, yet another tour has fallen through, so I've got one more day to kill around town, and find myself stuck in a bit of a rut.  It can happen - even the most ...

The Caucausus - An Uncomfortable Dinner Party, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

The Caucausus - An Uncomfortable Dinner Party

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... true region of East Meets West. And no wonder it is confusing. To be honest the Caucasus, comprising Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan resembles something designed by a committee with strange, irregular borders reflecting continuous political disputes and ...

Salento and Valle de Cocora., Salento and Valle de Cocora, Colombia travel blog

Salento and Valle de Cocora.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Salento, Valle de Cocora, Filandia and ...

Once We Had No Armenian Visas - Now We Have Four.., Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Once We Had No Armenian Visas - Now We Have Four..

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... 's Zvarnots Airport. At times during our stressful visa situation, I wondered whether we would ever reach our destination of Armenia. All procedures went swimmingly well and while we were in the airport Immigration queue we spotted to our relief, our ...

Lake Sevan - The Tranquility and The Terror, Gyumri, Armenia travel blog

Lake Sevan - The Tranquility and The Terror

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... very large ski resorts which Olympian skiiers from all over the world use for training purposes. By international standards, Armenia apparently has excellent skiing facilities with very competitive costs. We had no idea of this. Armenia is famous not ...

In the coffee zone., Pereira, Termales de San Vicente, Salento, Valle de Cocora, Colombia travel blog

In the coffee zone.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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We have traveled a few hours further south in bus along the beautiful road between Medellin and Pereira. Pereira is Johana's hometown and a lot of her family still lives here, so we will lodge at her sister's place and use the city as a base for ...

Around Yerevan, part I: Creation and Destruction, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Around Yerevan, part I: Creation and Destruction

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... in-all I would stay in Armenia eight days, and would acquaint myself with the Armenian definition of Jesus, khatchkars, Armenia's presidential election, the Celtic connection, an Iraqi refugee, a music video and the modern Armenia, historical genocide, ...

Tenth Century Monasteries of Debed Canyon, Haghpat and Sanahin, Armenia travel blog

Tenth Century Monasteries of Debed Canyon

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... across, then continuing to walk through farmland and villages until finally getting a ride with a friendly truck driver who was also heading to Tbilisi, an hour away, leaving Armenia, its history, its khatchkars, its old monasteries, and its people ...

BL #47: Meet the Armenian Dali, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

BL #47: Meet the Armenian Dali

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... moving from place to place in the country, the strategy was pretty much basing myself out of Yerevan and do tours around Armenia.  But there was one problem - Envoy's tours are contingent on minimum numbers, and today's planned tour fell through. ...

BL #51: Do Battle With GI Joe, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

BL #51: Do Battle With GI Joe

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... , GI Ardia is one mean, sick mofo who will kick your ass at the drop of a single speck of water from Armenia's countless water fountains. Though you see Armenians drinking from these fountains all the time, the guide book warned against following suit, as ...

BL #46: Learn That Ugly Soviet Style Isn't So Ugly, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

BL #46: Learn That Ugly Soviet Style Isn't So Ugly

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... it's this Armenian diaspora that is largely responsible for what Yerevan is today.  There's something like 3 million people in Armenia, but roughly another 7 million live elsewhere in the World.  As people have returned to Armenia over the ...

White, Sevan, Armenia travel blog

White

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Sevan was a quick bus trip from Yerevan, a small industrial town now a summer resort, where people from Yerevan go to enjoy the cooler mountain air and blue waters of Lake Sevan, at over 6,000 feet. This time of year, I could only see the closed ...

BL #48: Dine At a Secret Restaurant, Sevan, Armenia travel blog

BL #48: Dine At a Secret Restaurant

A travel blog entry by pwong

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The concept of a secret restaurant - it sounds like a viral marketing campaign straight out of the Twitterverse, something that is definitely plausible in this day and age of pop up restaurants.  But tonight's dinner at a secret location didn't ...

Armenia, Cali, Popayan, Silvia, Pasto, Ipiales, Armenia, Cali, Popayan, Silvia, Pasto, Ipiales, Colombia travel blog

Armenia, Cali, Popayan, Silvia, Pasto, Ipiales

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... to a hotel in the centre. There's nothing really to see in Amermia. In fact, the only sightseeing that seems to take place in Armenia's town centre, is the locals staring at you, with a kind of air of curiosity. However, just a 30 minute bus ride outside ...

Around Yerevan, part II: Khatchkars and Chats, Echmiadzin, Armenia travel blog

Around Yerevan, part II: Khatchkars and Chats

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... to one day return to his family's home (he is allowed to go to Turkey--but not Azerbaijan--though the borders between Turkey and Armenia are tightly sealed). On another day, a friendly man was fixing the lock of the apartment. We talked; he was from ...

Santuario de Flora y Fauna Otún-Quimbaya., La Suiza, Colombia travel blog

Santuario de Flora y Fauna Otún-Quimbaya.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Pereira, La Suiza, Santuario de Flora y Fauna Otún-Quimbaya and Parque Regional Natural ...

Gyumri:  God Will Heal Your Wounded Soil, Bavra, Armenia travel blog

Gyumri: God Will Heal Your Wounded Soil

A travel blog entry by crowdywendy

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... to be based at the 102nd Military Base in Gyumri. Given its tiny population and its political vulnerability, is not surprising that Armenia has continued to strengthen its ties with Russia and regards its military presense as a key element of its national ...

Adventures in the Coffee Region, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Adventures in the Coffee Region

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... about in Spanish and English! This is one of the most beautiful areas of Colombia and it would be easy to spend more time here but I managed to drag myself away today and headed off to look around the nearby town of Armenia before I head South to ...

Cali cartel  and the bargaining gringos of Buga, Armenia, Colombia travel blog

Cali cartel and the bargaining gringos of Buga

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... a daylight view of surpisingly pleasant looking Buga, we set out for coffee country proper, arriving in...surprisingly unpleasant looking Armenia. Oh well, the people are still really nice, and the surrounding countryside is unbelievably gorgeous. We´re ...

Around Yerevan, part III: Elections, Monastery, Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery, Armenia travel blog

Around Yerevan, part III: Elections, Monastery

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... of them are also located in fittingly remote or hard-to-reach places, which is another reason why the highlands of Armenia have probably remained Christian, while surrounded by Muslims. On one poke-around, I visited Garni Temple and Gegard Monastery, ...

Armenia Photos, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Armenia Photos

A travel blog entry by genik

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Some Armenia ...

Nagorno-Karabagh Photos, Republic of Nagorno Karabagh, Armenia travel blog

Nagorno-Karabagh Photos

A travel blog entry by genik

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Some photos from Nagorno ...

Welcome, Christmas!, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Welcome, Christmas!

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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It´s officially the Christmas season in Colombia!  On our last night in Medellin, we learned that there was going to be an event in one of the main squares downtown, in the late afternoon and early evening.  John and I headed down, expecting ...

Highland Adventures, Salento, Colombia travel blog

Highland Adventures

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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When we arrived in Salento Tuesday, John and I were headed to the main hostel in town when a woman came to ask if we were looking for accomodation.  This has happened several times to us before, and we typically end up in a much more economical ...

Noravank, Noravank, Armenia travel blog

Noravank

A travel blog entry by catmoj

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... so far. It's a beautiful day and our imaginations have been fired up by Khor Virap and we're ready for more of Armenia. This country suddenly seems very romantic in the way that only places with invasions and turmoil can be! Roadside stalls are ...

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