Category Archives: North Armenia

Why You Should Visit Zvartnots Cathedral (& How to Get There)

Why You Should Visit Zvartnots Cathedral (& How to Get There)

One of the most popular places to visit close to Yerevan is the wondrous and picturesque Zvartnots Cathedral. This is a guide that shows how to visit Zvartnots Cathedral and practical information for your trip. If you’re simply seeking a tour to Zvartnots, here are our recommended options: Etchmiadzin tour along with Zvartnots Cathedral from […]

Gwoog Gastrohouse: A Delicious Slice of Home in Gyumri

Gwoog Gastrohouse: A Delicious Slice of Home in Gyumri

Gwoog Gastrohouse is easily one of my favorite places to eat in Armenia. I am a rather picky eater (not picky with ingredients- more so with quality) and I feel as though I have found a home at this Gyumri restaurant.  Opened in July 2019, Gwoog has been serving the hungry residents of Gyumri and […]

17 Things to Do in Etchmiadzin, Armenia (Vagharshapat)

Etchmiadzin, Armenia - Best day trips from Yerevan, Armenia (Yerevan day trips guide)

The city of Etchmiadzin, Armenia is one of the best day trips from Yerevan and a place that should not be missed when you travel to the country. This is a guide of the best things to do in Etchmiadzin, or Vagharshapat as it is also called, from visiting the UNESCO World Heritage religious sites […]

Azat Reservoir: Quick Travel Guide to an Unassuming Place

Azat Reservoir: Quick Travel Guide to an Unassuming Place

There are many Yerevan day trips that garner the attention they deserve but one place that kind of flies under the radar is the Azat Reservoir and its surrounding area. We recently had a chance to visit and were blown away by its beauty, potential, and scenery. However, the day definitely needed to be planned […]

11 Best Things to Do in Tsaghkadzor (All Seasons Guide)

There are several fantastic places to visit in Armenia, but perhaps none are as renowned during the winter as Tsaghkadzor, the country’s ski capital.  This is a guide of things to do in Tsaghkadzor, including places to eat and cultural events happening throughout the year. If you have any suggestions for what to do in […]

How One Man from Gyumri Turned War Waste into Wearable Art

How One Man from Gyumri Turned War Waste into Wearable Art

In a small cement-walled studio, a middle-aged man stands next to a workbench surrounded by ceramic urns. On the wooden bench sits a plate of rusted bullet shells. Placing a shell in his palm, he presses the metal down with pliers until it flattens out. This is the story of a Gyumri man who took […]