Tag Archives: Shirak

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 […]

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. […]

Gwoog Gastrohouse: A Delicious Slice of Home in Gyumri

Gwoog Gastrohouse: A Delicious Slice of Home in Gyumri

Gwoog Gastrohouse is easily one of my favorite places to eat in Armenia. I am a rather picky eater (not picky with ingredients- more so with quality) and I feel as though I have found a home at this Gyumri restaurant.  Opened in July 2019, Gwoog has been serving the hungry residents of Gyumri and […]

How One Man from Gyumri Turned War Waste into Wearable Art

How One Man from Gyumri Turned War Waste into Wearable Art

In a small cement-walled studio, a middle-aged man stands next to a workbench surrounded by ceramic urns. On the wooden bench sits a plate of rusted bullet shells. Placing a shell in his palm, he presses the metal down with pliers until it flattens out. This is the story of a Gyumri man who took […]