Antarashat: A (Needed!) Digital Detox at Hyuratun Antarashatum

Antarashat village

We have visited many remote villages in Armenia, especially in Syunik region, and they all have hidden charms and features. Antarashat is no exception – and our overnight stay there blew our minds! This is a quick recap about why you should visit Antarashat (near Kapan), what to do there, and where to stay in […]

Discovering an Abandoned Soviet Culture House in Shvani Dzor, Armenia

Discovering an Abandoned Soviet Culture House in Shvani Dzor, Armenia

After observing the wonderful and unique town of Meghri, we discovered even more on our journey through the southernmost part of Armenia. This time we went about 3 kilometers away to Shvani Dzor village. Disclaimer: Please note that since writing this, Shvani Dzor village is only able to be visited by Armenian nationals as there […]

Metsamor: Visiting the Nuclear Town’s Soviet Sports Complex & Culture House

Trip to Metsamor -30

I recently had a chance to visit the city of Metsamor in Armavir province, Armenia. The purpose-built city housed the workers of the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant and their families. This guide details my experience visiting Metsamor! There are many obscure and mysterious places that were built during Soviet times that are still in existence […]

Family Restaurant Tonratoon: An Essential (and Delicious!) Road Trip Stop

Shinuhayr Bakery in Syunik

Every once in a while, you come across a business where the passion and story are palpable. Family Restaurant Tonratoon in Syunik is one of those places. And it is a must-visit when you’re on Shinuhayr Highway near Tatev Monastery and other sights in Syunik. When we were traveling in Shinuhayr, we had the opportunity to […]

How to Easily Get From Yerevan to Noratus Cemetery

One of the most prolific places to visit in Armenia is Noratus Cemetery, a historical graveyard that has the largest cluster of khachkars in Armenia. This is a guide about how to easily go from Yerevan to Noratus – including Noratus tours and how to get there via public transportation. Click here if you’re simply […]