Category Archives: Plan Your Trip

Preparing Sasna Klulik in the Colorful Garden at Noosh Guesthouse

Noosh Guesthouse making Sasna Klulik

Sometimes, you just want to take your laptop and camera and head to somewhere remote and enjoy time by yourself whether it be by working, relaxing, reading, or enjoying the peacefulness of nature. Well, I recently visited one of the small villages in the Aragatsotn region called Ashnak. When I was there, I had a […]

Making (and Eating!) Sweet Sujukh at Tatoents Qotuk in Ashtarak

Tatoents Qotuk

It always amazes me how undiscovered Ashtarak is, particularly in the older part of the city. It is not uncommon to be able to get lost in its narrow streets, stumble upon monuments, and see old homes with traditional Armenian architecture. Perhaps this is part of the allure of Ashtarak… On each of these narrow […]

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 […]

Momik Wines: The Ultimate Armenian Wine Tasting Experience

Momik Wines

Vayots Dzor is probably the most otherworldly and diverse region in Armenia and it is the cradle of wine as the oldest winery has been found in Areni village inside of Areni-1 Cave. The wine produced in Areni is one of the best in Armenia and in the entire Caucasus. Areni is known for being […]

Arpa Protected Landscape: Escaping to the Land of Bezoar Goats

There is no doubt that there are many amazing places to visit in Vayots Dzor, which is known for being the home of Armenia wine and the oldest winery in the world discovered in Areni-1 Cave. However, along with the ancient history of the region, you will also find many incredible experiences that highlight the […]

Under the Walnut Tree: Armenia in a ‘Nutshell’ in Yeghegnadzor

Under the Walnut Tree Guesthouse in Yeghegnadzor-13

Armenia has no shortage of fantastic places to visit, whether it be landmarks, guesthouses, or delicious restaurants. But, very few places can offer an entire glimpse into a country the way Under the Walnut Tree guesthouse in Yeghegnadzor does. This is a recap about my stay at Under the Walnut Tree in Yeghegnadzor, the masterclasses […]