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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Urban exploration in Armenia – finding an abandoned swimming pool in Yerevan, including a little info about this disused pool near the Republican Stadium.
Getting caught in a thunder storm whilst searching for Gyumri’s iron fountain, and photographing the surrounding neighbourhood against moody skies.
A suggested Georgia and Armenia itinerary for independent travellers and backpackers to the Caucasus region including off the beaten path destinations.
A guide on where to stop between Gyumri in Armenia and Borjomi in Georgia, via the Bavra – Ninotsminda border crossing stopping in Vardzia and Akhaltsikhe.
Day trips from Yerevan that can be done without taking an organised tour – ideas for days trips from Armenia’s capital you can do on public transport.
Most travellers travel directly between Georgia and Armenia’s capitals. Here are some suggestions on where to break the journey between Tbilisi and Yerevan.
Travel off-the-beaten-path in Armenia with places to visit on the journey from Yerevan to Gyumri or Vanadzor and how to do it independently.
Alternative things to see on our Baltic States and the Caucasus trip included street art, abandoned places, Soviet-era architecture, mosaics and monuments.
Part 2 in a series featuring must-see forts and castles around the globe, with some of the most impressive fortifications we have visited on our travels.
Travel photo of the day from Armenia. A good day trip out of the capital, Yerevan, is to the stunning Geghard Monastery, 40km to the east.
Tracking down Socialist-era architecture in the Caucasus Visiting Stalinist-style buildings and monuments in Armenia, Georgia and Nagorno-Karabakh.
A light-hearted look at Ladas in the Caucasus, their history and how they played a part in my teenage years. I became fixated with Ladas in Armenia.