Category Archives: Province (Marz)

Forgotten Fairy Tale: An Abandoned Soviet Pioneer Camp

Forgotten Fairy Tail: An Abandoned Soviet Pioneer Camp

It is fascinating to think about how a place where life previously thrived can eventually become lifeless within a mere matter of years and be left at the mercy of nature. Once again, I had an exciting opportunity to find my way to the green mountains of Lori near the small town Spitak to see […]

How to Easily Get from Yerevan to Tatev Monastery (4 Options)

Yerevan to Tatev Monastery

If you are looking for how to travel from Yerevan to Tatev Monastery, then our guide will detail the process, showing you just how easy it is to get to Tatev from Yerevan (and back). Also, in this guide from Yerevan to Tatev Monastery, you will see how to make stops at Areni (cave) and […]

How to Visit Lake Arpi National Park (and Why You Should!)

Lake Arpi National Park in Armenia

Lake Arpi National Park was one of those places that was on my ‘Armenian bucket list’.  The remoteness of the lake and park, in addition to my minuscule knowledge about Shirak, added to its appeal and I had hoped that one day I’d make it up that way. In July, Aram and I planned a […]

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 […]

How to Easily Get From Yerevan to Khor Virap Monastery

How to Easily Get From Yerevan to Khor Virap Monastery (taxi, bus, rental car, and khor virap tour options)

One of the most iconic places in Armenia is undoubtedly Khor Virap.  This guide will show you how to get from Yerevan to Khor Virap Monastery, a must-visit place in Armenia. This guide will include details about how to visit Khor Virap by public transportation, tour, and with your own car.  Click here if you […]