Category Archives: Plan Your Trip

On the Lookout for Lenin in Arin Village (Vayots Dzor)

I will never forget the moment we found out that there was a Lenin statue in Arin village, Armenia.  We were on a trip down in Syunik and Hovik, the wonderful man that co-owns Shahnazar Adventure Camping told us about the place. To be honest, we believed him but we are always such skeptics until […]

A Mystifying Trip to the Abandoned Hin Khot Village in Syunik

How to visit Hin Khot in Syunik Armenia

Perhaps no place in Armenia is quite as jaw-dropping as Hin Khot. This guide details how to visit Hin Khot, what to expect, and a bit of its history. We visited Hin Khot as part of the Legends Trail with People in Need Armenia.  But, of course, you can visit independently and see this beauty […]

Hotel Laguna in Vanadzor Review: Upscale Comfort & More!

Hotel Laguna in Vanadzor

Vanadzor has many small and big guesthouses and hotels in different parts of the city and Hotel Laguna, a place I recently stayed at, is located 3.5 kilometers away from the Vanadzor Train Station in a very green area. I found the hotel, which was built in 2010, to be exceptionally great for visitors to […]

30 Incredible & Worthwhile Things to Do in Vanadzor

Armenia’s third-largest city and one of it’s most diverse is definitely Vanadzor in the Lori Province.  We recently trekked up there to discover what the city had to offer and came out pleasantly surprised and ecstatic. These are some of the best things to do in Vanadzor. *We often mention booking a city tour throughout […]

Kirovakan Hotel in Vanadzor Review: Modernizing a Soviet Icon

Kirovakan Hotel in Vanadzor-8

If there is one hotel in Vanadzor that truly stands out, it is undoubtedly the Kirovakan Hotel.  We have stayed there on multiple occasions and had a fantastic experience both times. Here is a quick write-up about our time there! Named after the city’s former name, Kirovakan Hotel is an icon in Armenia’s third-largest city. […]