Category Archives: Province (Marz)

Family Restaurant Tonratoon: An Essential (and Delicious!) Road Trip Stop

Shinuhayr Bakery in Syunik

Every once in a while, you come across a business where the passion and story are palpable. Family Restaurant Tonratoon in Syunik is one of those places. And it is a must-visit when you’re on Shinuhayr Highway near Tatev Monastery and other sights in Syunik. When we were traveling in Shinuhayr, we had the opportunity to […]

How to Easily Get From Yerevan to Noratus Cemetery

One of the most prolific places to visit in Armenia is Noratus Cemetery, a historical graveyard that has the largest cluster of khachkars in Armenia. This is a guide about how to easily go from Yerevan to Noratus – including Noratus tours and how to get there via public transportation. Click here if you’re simply […]

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 […]

17 Diverse Places to Visit in Ararat Province (Marz)

Havuts Tar Monastery Complex

One of Armenia’s provinces that most travelers inevitably visit without knowing is the Ararat province. This guide details some amazing places to visit in Ararat and why you should go to each! The capital of the Ararat marz (Armenian for ‘province’) is Artashat and the province is, naturally, named after Mount Ararat. Interestingly, two of […]

Hotel Mirhav: The Reason You’ll Never Want to Leave Goris

Reasons to stay at Hotel Mirhav in Goris

We have stayed in several places around the world. And considering comfort, food (ohh… the food), and service, we definitely place Hotel Mirhav in Goris toward the top of that list. On our recent Syunik trip, we had the luxury of staying at Hotel Mirhav and experiencing all they had to offer- from a plov […]

Spending Time at the Mindful Herbs & Honey Teashop in Gyumri

Spending Time at Herbs & Honey Teashop in Gyumri

Every once in a while you stumble across a business that just exudes altruism and positive vibes.  While these businesses are far from being ever-present, they are the ones that you’ll never forget and that you can’t wait to recommend to others.  This is Herbs & Honey Teashop, a wonderful cafe in Gyumri. Spending Time […]