Category Archives: Lori

How to Visit Lori Berd (+ Reasons to Visit the Fortress)

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A place that we find on many tour itineraries yet one that still remains an under-the-radar attraction in Northern Armenia is Lori Berd (Lori Fortress). We visited the historical site last year and despite it being closed because of the pandemic, we were still able to walk around the perimeter of it and plan a […]

Kirovakan Hotel in Vanadzor Review: Modernizing a Soviet Icon

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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. […]

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 […]