Author Archives: Aram Vardanyan

32 Things to Do in Gyumri, Armenia’s Soulful & Creative City

Gyumri is Armenia’s second city and arguably its creative capital. This is a guide of things to do in Gyumri. It will contain what to do in Gyumri for culture, history, and food lovers alike. Things to Do in Gyumri Located in the Northern part of Armenia’s Shirak province is the picturesque city of Gyumri. […]

11 Best Things to Do in Yeghegnadzor (Food, History, & More!)

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Yeghegnadzor, Armenia is the gateway to the south of the country and a place that is definitely worth exploring for more than just a stop for gas on your way to Syunik! This is a guide dedicated to the best things to do in Yeghegnadzor – from cultural experiences to camping to wine and beyond! […]

12 Unforgettable Things to Do in Areni Village (and Nearby!)

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There is so much more to Areni than just wine (okay, but the wine is pretty awesome too)! This is a guide to the best things to do in Areni village, including some of our favorite cultural experiences, wineries, and locations worth visiting nearby! Armenians have known about the importance of Areni for centuries, but […]

Stone Art Guesthouse: Learning about Armenian Tuff in Pemzashen

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One of my favorite places I have ever stayed in Armenia is the Stone Art Guesthouse in Pemzashen village in Shirak. Located about 40 kilometers away from Gyumri, the small village sits on the slopes of Aragats and you can see the majestic mountain a clear day (and I can’t think of many better views […]

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 […]

A Mystifying Trip to the Abandoned Hin Khot Village in Syunik

How to visit Hin Khot in Syunik Armenia

Perhaps no place in Armenia is quite as jaw-dropping as Hin Khot. This guide details how to visit Hin Khot, what to expect, and a bit of its history. We visited Hin Khot as part of the Legends Trail with People in Need Armenia.  But, of course, you can visit independently and see this beauty […]