Travel Blogs from Yerevan, Armenia

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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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... always be something new to discover, but as a tourist it becomes repetitive quite quickly. Today marks my third full day here in Yerevan, plus a good portion of the afternoon I had to wander around yesterday.  Truth be told, one day is enough 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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My first taste of Armenia was a marshrutka ride from Tbilisi to Yerevan, from capital to capital, across snowy mountain passes, through deep gorges, and across snowy highlands with small towns, hay piled next to homes to last the long winter. Dropped ...

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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... of time and effort 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 ...

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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... scattered all over the World, and 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Apricot capital of the world: Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Apricot capital of the world: Yerevan

A travel blog entry by vincenttravel

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... . Yes, in one day I managed to hitchhike 350 kilometers through Georgia, into Gyumri in Northern Armenia. In fact, I could have gotten directly to Yerevan, but Gyumri looked interesting, so I decided to stay for the night. I loved hitchhiking, the ...

A church and a dungeon, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

A church and a dungeon

A travel blog entry by apuhandbells

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Today was another great day in Armenia. Since it was Sunday, we went to Levon's church here in Yerevan. The church's handbell choir performed the piece they played for us last night, and did wonderfully. We also helped out with the Sunday school classes. ...

Happy Mother's Day!, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Happy Mother's Day!

A travel blog entry by apuhandbells

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... Mother Mommy Mumsy Mami Madre etc. :-) Hope your Mother's Day was wonderful. Know that we are thinking of you. from your kids in ...

We finish off time in Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

We finish off time in Armenia

A travel blog entry by smirkleby

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... trips out which I'll briefly describe first. Garni and Geghard Monastery/Church. Garni is the last remaining Pagan site in Armenia and is a reconstruction using original stones when they could. Again, the setting is amazing: surrounded by hills and ...

The Genocide Memorial and Museum, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

The Genocide Memorial and Museum

A travel blog entry by smirkleby

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... blind eye towards it. And still this is not a story that is widely known.  Later we had a 3 day tour around parts of Armenia which I'll describe in a later blog but our driver was saddened that our children are not taught this but he did say that ...

Second Day in Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Second Day in Armenia

A travel blog entry by apuhandbells

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... to get back to yerevan, and we are all exhausted yet again. but that's okay because we will sleep well and tomorrow will be the best day of our lives. in the words of our good friend and cameraman, Arthur: Armenia day 2: game over. -Kristen ...

yay day off!!!, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

yay day off!!!

A travel blog entry by apuhandbells

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... old capitol building of armenia. it was another intricate stone building 3 stories high. but unfortunately, the large earthquake that devestated armenia left this breath-taking structure in ruins. some of it has been reconstructed and a lot of the carved ...

Transitioning back to Western world, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Transitioning back to Western world

A travel blog entry by lok

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Since there isn't much scenery to see, I decided to catch an overnight train from Tbilisi, Georgia to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. It was a very slow train. The journey (including border crossings, when an Armenian visa could be obtained at the ...

Eine Woche mit vielen bleibenden Eindrücken, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Eine Woche mit vielen bleibenden Eindrücken

A travel blog entry by tilman

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... geheuer, aber auch hier wieder nur gute Erfahrungen.] Echmiadzin: Zentrum der Geistlichen in Armenien. In Avan (Stadtteil von Yerevan) stundenlang die Kirche gesucht. Kein Einheimischer hat eine Ahnung, wo was ist. Komisch. Aber hilfsbereit ist man ...

The Holy Land, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

The Holy Land

A travel blog entry by apuhandbells

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... didn't have a concert until 18.00 or so late night, so during the day, we went out to visit some of the ancient churches in Armenia. The trajet was very bumpy, as usual, as we drove off to remote Armenia to visit thise shrines. On the way, we decided to ...

Armenia - part 1, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Armenia - part 1

A travel blog entry by cimbalnikova

What a journey! Overnight flight from Moscow to Yerevan with zero hours of ...

Gyumri, Orphanage, Refugee Camp..., Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Gyumri, Orphanage, Refugee Camp...

A travel blog entry by apuhandbells

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... 14, we had another great time of worship in the morning before setting off for the day to Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia only to Yerevan. The bus ride was once again rather long, but it was a good time of fellowship and naps to catch up on ...

20. maķ og sķšasti dagur fyrir heimferšina, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

20. maķ og sķšasti dagur fyrir heimferšina

A travel blog entry by hafrunb

... žess aš kķkja į eina eša tvęr kirkjur ķ feršalok en sem betur fer eru žęr bara örskotsferš śt frį Yerevan. Viš žį fyrri stendur karlmašur og flautar į hvķtar og brśnar dśfur sem hnita hringi um kirkjuturninn. Žęr žekkja merkiš ...

Frį Georgķu til Armenķu, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Frį Georgķu til Armenķu

A travel blog entry by hafrunb

Fra Georgiu til ArmeniuYfirgaf Georgiu med sorg i hjarta i gaer og helt yfir til Armeniu. Vid attum von alveg eins von a langri dvol a landamaerunum en tad gekk nu svona thokkalega fyrir sig.Tad er ekki long keyrsla fra Tblisi ad landamaerunum og ...

Where and why Armenia?, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Where and why Armenia?

A travel blog entry by catmoj

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... and open sky; an enormous rolling space and grassy steppe where my mind can escape that overbearing crush of city life. Armenia celebrates a Christian faith dating back to 301AD and in a miracle of faith the country has withstood invasions by the ...

Day 8 - Back in Business!, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Day 8 - Back in Business!

A travel blog entry by trent

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We made it to Armenia, grabbed our rental car and even had time to stop by the orphanage for a quick visit before heading towards Georgia to meet up with the Challenge! ...

Market day, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Market day

A travel blog entry by catmoj

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... mulberry wood while you watch? Soviet medal or kitsch memorabilia? How about a hand embroidered tablecloth? Sunday is Market Day in Yerevan and by that I mean that everything from book to bolt n nut, traditional carpet to tacky Soviet postcard are for ...

Goodbye Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Goodbye Yerevan

A travel blog entry by catmoj

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... The terms and phrases, 'best-kept secret' and 'get there before it's discovered' are somewhat over-used in travel circles but Armenia is definitely deserving of this tag. Armenia is far from sophisticated but the warmth, beauty of its Ten Worlds, and ...

Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Armenia

A travel blog entry by smirkleby

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...  Anyway, every night they have an amazing fountain display, choroeographed to all styles of music and it seems that everyone in Yerevan is there watching it.  It is sometimes folowed by a firework dispay but so far we have not managed to see ...

First day in Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

First day in Armenia

A travel blog entry by apuhandbells

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... . then we handed out shoeboxes from the samaritan's purse ministry. Finally, we went to a memorial celebrating when armenia first gained independence. exciting challenge of the day: an unexpected hail storm while enjoying refreshments with our hosts ...

Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Yerevan

A travel blog entry by catmoj

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... an air of faded grandeur, no longer an international hub but somewhat empty, footsteps echoing off the concrete walls. Yerevan is Armenia's capital, a faded city of 1.2 million inhabitants. During the heydays of the U.S.S.R, of which Armenia was part, ...

Yerevan, Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia travel blog

Yerevan, Armenia

A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann

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Sunday, 11 May   Initially Armenia was a little uninspiring. We made the jump straight from the Georgian boarder, which was once again pretty easy, to Yerevan, the capital.   Yerevan feels completely unconnected from the rural areas we drove ...

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