Category Archives: Plan Your Trip

17 Places to Stop on a Yerevan to Gyumri Road Trip (+ Map)

Dashtadem Fortress

Armenia is filled with mind-blowing road trips and on those road trips, you will find plenty of places to stop and break up the journey. These are the best stops to make on a Yerevan to Gyumri road trip. While there are a couple of routes that will take one to Gyumri from Yerevan, we […]

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 […]

Maghanjugh (Aygedzor): A Blast into Syunik’s Almost Forgotten Past

Maghanjugh (Aygedzor): A Blast into Syunik's Almost Forgotten Past

No village is ever built with the intent of abandonment. Unfortunately, a few villages in Syunik were left to succumb to nature during the Soviet-era and picturesque Maghanjugh was one of them. This is a recap of our time visiting Aygedzor (Maghanjugh’s current name). For clarification in what we write- Maghanjugh is the ancient name […]

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 […]