Author Archives: Aram Vardanyan

Areni Wine Festival: What to Expect & How to Go (2022 Update)

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Due to Azerbaijan’s aggression and military threats to our country, the Areni Wine Festival 2022 has been canceled. Please check back next year for details about the 2023 event. Each year, travelers and locals wait in anticipation for one of the biggest wine festivals in Armenia, and one of the biggest in the entire region. […]

5 Delicious Spots to Enjoy Manti in Yerevan (+ Tips!)

Manti at Anteb - Best places for Manti in Yerevan-1

Manti is one of our favorite Armenian dishes with roots in Western Armenia. It is flavorful and we are delighted to have Mikayel Boyajian here sharing his favorite places to eat manti in Yerevan. Did we miss your favorite Armenian manti spot? Let us know in the comments! Thanks! What is Manti? Manti is a […]

Yeganyans’ Guest House and Wine Yard in Ashtarak (Review)

Yeganyans' Guest House and Wine Yard in Ashtarak, Armenia

This post discusses my wonderful time and stay at Yeganyans’ Guest House and Wine Yard in Ashtarak and how you can have a trip of your own! We love to spontaneously take road trips to other cities and surrounding natural places in Armenia. Sometimes it is to experience new hiking trails (because Armenia is definitely […]

How to Easily Get From Yerevan to Garni (4 Options)

How to Get from Yerevan to Garni

Are you looking for the easiest way to get from Yerevan to Garni? This guide will detail the options you have to travel to Garni from Yerevan (and back again)! Armenia has hundreds of amazing natural and historical sights and many of them are located in close proximity to Yerevan. Within an hour of Yerevan, […]

Ashotsk Ski Centre – an Epic Place for Skiing in Armenia and More

Ashotsk Ski Centre - Skiing in Armenia (Cross-country)

The most underrated season to visit Armenia is definitely the winter.  Winter tourism in Armenia is fantastic… if you know where to go and what to do.  Skiing in Armenia is an up-and-coming activity since the country has an abundance of majestic snow-covered mountains mixed with smaller ones for novices.  Ashotsk Ski Centre – an […]

Kirovakan Hotel in Vanadzor Review: Modernizing a Soviet Icon

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If there is one hotel in Vanadzor that truly stands out, it is undoubtedly the Kirovakan Hotel.  We have stayed there on multiple occasions and had a fantastic experience both times. Here is a quick write-up about our time there! Named after the city’s former name, Kirovakan Hotel is an icon in Armenia’s third-largest city. […]