Tag Archives: Soviet

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 […]

Yerevan Train Station: What to Know Before You Visit the Railway Station

Yerevan Train Station - All You Need to Know Before Visiting the Yerevan Railway Station-2-min

Trains are not as ubiquitous in Armenia as they are in other countries, but they definitely do exist.  The main railway station in Armenia is the Yerevan Train Station.  This is a guide to the Yerevan Railway Station’s history as well as its function and purpose in the Armenian capital city today. This guide will […]

Shrvenants School: An Illuminative Walk through its Abandoned Halls

Shrvenants School: An Illuminative Walk through its Abandoned Halls

There’s something to be said about revisiting something that used to be an exemplary role model of its kind back in its better days. Sometimes the mission pans out and sometimes it doesn’t. I desired to visit Yuzhmash rocket factory in Dnipro, Ukraine several years ago but it (needless to say), did not work out […]

Maghanjugh (Aygedzor): A Blast into Syunik’s Almost Forgotten Past

Maghanjugh (Aygedzor): A Blast into Syunik's Almost Forgotten Past

No village is ever built with the intent of abandonment. Unfortunately, a few villages in Syunik were left to succumb to nature during the Soviet-era and picturesque Maghanjugh was one of them. This is a recap of our time visiting Aygedzor (Maghanjugh’s current name). For clarification in what we write- Maghanjugh is the ancient name […]