Author Archives: Aram Vardanyan

Learning to Make Tabbouleh at the Delightful Old Ashtarak Restaurant

Old Ashtarak Restaurant in Ashtarak

Ashtarak has easily become one of my favorite places to visit in Armenia and every time I go there (which is regularly these days), I discover something new or more in-depth. I already knew about Old Ashtarak Restaurant from a previous trip, but I never had a chance to do more than just photograph the […]

How to Go Rafting in Armenia in 2023 (+ What to Expect)

Rafting in Armenia in the Debed River

Did you know that one of the coolest activities in the Caucasus is rafting in Armenia? This guide tells you why to go, what to expect, and more! We often mention in our blog that Armenia is not only a county with ancient history, monuments, and fabulous churches but it is also a paradise for […]

Bardzravan: Camping, History, & Adventure in Remote Syunik

Bardzravan village in Syunik, Armenia

Bardzravan village is probably the most remote place in the Syunik region and a place where people still live despite the interesting history the village has faced. We recently had the chance to visit and explore it a little deeper! Situated on the edge of the massive Vorotan Gorge, Bardzravan village has approximately 50 inhabitants […]

2 Incredible Armenia Itinerary Options for First-Time Visitors

Places to Visit in Armenia

This guide is all about planning the perfect Armenia itinerary for your trip! We offer two options for how to best spend 3, 6, or 7 days in Armenia regardless of what your travel style is! Let us know if you have any questions at the end or have any tips for how to create […]

Old Martiros Guesthouse: Learning the Art of Buried Cheese (and Karshm!)

Old Martiros Guesthouse-1

I recently had a chance to visit Old Martiros village and stay at the local guesthouse of the same name and my mind was just transported to a different era and one that makes me want to tell everyone to go and visit this place! This post recaps my experience at the Old Martiros Guesthouse, […]

Sanahin Monastery: What to Know Before Visiting + Useful Tips

Sanahin Monastery in Armenia

Do you love visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites? Then you will definitely love visiting Sanahin Monastery in Northern Armenia! Sanahin Monastery is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Armenia and this guide details how to visit it, why you should, and a brief history of Sanahin! Simply looking for the best tours to Sanahin? […]