Category Archives: Cultural Heritage

Areni-1 Cave: How to Visit the World’s Oldest Winery (+ Tips)

Areni 1 Cave in Armenia-3

During your travels in Armenia you will wonder at all of the amazing historic sites and probably think “wow, this church is over 1000 years old!”  Well, how would you like to visit a site that is 7000 years old?  That’s right!  The Areni-1 cave is exactly what you are looking for and it is […]

Spitakavor Monastery: History, How to Visit, & More!

Spitakavor Monastery

If you are looking for a little off-road adventure (actually it’s a rough dirt road) with beautiful panoramic views and interesting medieval and modern history, look no further than Spitakavor Monastery!  Located in the Vayots Dzor Province, it is a manageable drive from Yeghegnadzor, the provincial capital of Vayots Dzor.  I stayed at the scenic […]

Visiting Harichavank Monastery: Tips, History, & More!

Harichavank Monastery

A gorgeous monastery in the Shirak marz that definitely doesn’t get the attention it deserves is Harichavank Monastery. This post will detail its history, my experience visiting Harichavank, and some tips about how to get there. If you are a fan of this site, you should already know that the city of Gyumri is a […]

How to Visit Marmashen Monastery (History + My Experience)

How to visit Marmashen Monastery in Armenia

Looking for some cool things to do near Gyumri when visiting the city? One of the best places to visit is Marmashen Monastery, only a 20-minute journey outside of the city. This guide details the history of Marmashen, my experience visiting the Shirak monastery, and some quick tips on how to get there from Gyumri. […]

8 Armenian Expressions and Sayings That Will Make You Laugh

8 Armenian Expressions and Sayings That Will Make You Laugh

There are many everyday Armenian expressions that will put a smile on your face, even if unintended! These are some Armenian sayings that will make you laugh! Ahhh… Armenia and Armenians. Sometimes, I think about how we came to exist as a nation and after so many centuries, still retain our culture, traditions, and language. […]

Pulpulak: Armenia’s Unique (and Genius) Answer to Free Water

Pulpulak in Armenia

Water. Probably the most important element on our planet and undoubtedly one of the most important ones that give us a true feeling of life, hope, and the ability to move on physically and mentally. The element also offers a mode of transportation amongst many other things for those nations that have access to seas, […]