Armenia Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Armenia
Hello and welcome to our Armenia travel blog. You will find all our Armenia blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our Armenia travel blog because you are considering a visit to Armenia, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to the Caucasus. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Armenia.
We’ve visited Armenia a handful of times and consider it one of our favourite countries. Armenia is a highly underrated travel destination and provides the perfect opportunity for independent travel without any tourist crowds. Armenia ticks plenty of boxes for us: beautiful scenery, ancient history, warm people, great food and, of course, an abundance of Soviet-era architecture and monuments.
Our Armenia blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
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A two week Armenia Itinerary highlighting what to see in the Caucasus in Armenia in 2 or 3 weeks, including off-the-beaten-path places.
Accidentally Wes Anderson – a selection of our photographs which we think belong on a Wes Anderson movie set #AccidentallyWesAnderson
Photographs of an old abandoned amusement park in Dilijan, Armenia. We came across these rusting playground rides in Dilijan city park in 2018.
Photos abandoned cars and other battered vehicles. The faded beauty of neglected vehicles from the UK to Thailand, and Kyrgyzstan to Cuba.
Places to visit in Gyumri, Armenia. Caucasus travel guide highlighting what to do in Gyumri, Armenia’s second-largest city, with a map of locations.
A travel guide on what to do in Yerevan, Armenia with a map of locations, and including off-the-beaten-path ideas for alternative things to see in Yerevan.
Photos featuring ten of coolest brutalist and modernist bus stations we’ve spotted on our travels, highlighting some magnificent architecture.
A short history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1991. A guide for those travellers to the former USSR who want to learn about the history of the region.
Street art in abandoned buildings. Often urban exploration and street art go together. A photo essay featuring graffiti and street art in abandoned places.
Photographs of some of the best examples of Soviet modernism in the former USSR, plus a brief explanation of this genre of architecture.
Of all the derelict places we find, abandoned swimming pools are some of the most alluring. Urban exploration at some of the world’s forsaken swimming pools
This vast, unfinished hotel dominates the hill that looks down on Lake Sevan, one of Armenia’s premier tourist destinations, it now lays abandoned.