Category Archives: Shirak

32 Things to Do in Gyumri, Armenia’s Soulful & Creative City

Gyumri is Armenia’s second city and arguably its creative capital. This is a guide of things to do in Gyumri.  It will contain what to do in Gyumri for culture, history, and food lovers alike. Things to Do in Gyumri Located in the Northern part of Armenia’s Shirak province is the picturesque city of Gyumri. […]

16 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 […]

Amasia: Reasons to Check Out Shirak’s Most Colorful Village

Things to do in Amasia, Armenia - Shirak Marz-8

Amasia is not particularly a place that comes to mind for most travelers visiting Armenia, but the small village in Shirak is definitely worth a pit-stop on a Lake Arpi journey or if you’re looking for day trips from Gyumri. This is a quick guide detailing a few reasons to stop by colorful Amasia 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 […]

How to Get From Yerevan to Gyumri by Train, Bus, or Taxi

Yerevan to Gyumri by Bus, Train, or Taxi (Complete guide for traveling to Gyumri from Yerevan)-2-2

One of the best places to visit in Armenia is undoubtedly Gyumri.  This guide will give you details about how to travel to Gyumri from Yerevan by three different modes of transportation.  You will see how to easily and affordably go from Yerevan to Gyumri by train, bus, or taxi. How to Get From Yerevan […]