Travel Shot | Geghard Monastery, Armenia

Today's photo of the day comes from Armenia. There are some good day trips out of the capital, Yerevan, including one to the stunning Geghard Monastery, 40km to the east. Even if you have had your fill of churches and monasteries, we urge you to make the effort to see...

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Socialist-era architecture in the Caucasus

Tracking down the last of the remaining Stalinist-style buildings and monuments left in Armenia, Georgia and Nagorno-Karabakh Since our first visit to Eastern Europe in the Spring and Summer of 2014, I have become mildly obsessed with trying to find Socialist era...

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The Lada – Cleansing my demons in the Caucasus

A light-hearted look at Ladas in the Caucasus, their history and how they played a part in my teenage years Lada on a housing estate in Shushi, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic I don’t really have an obsession with cars. Alloy wheels, chrome by the tonnage and supercars such...

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2015: A Review of our Travelling Year in Photographs

A Review of 2015: Our Year of Travel in Photographs When it comes to travel, 2015 was another fantastic year for us, once more packed full of superlatives. In November we celebrated a milestone: our seven-year travelversary. Yes, it really has been seven years since...

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First Impressions of Armenia

As I write this (yes, an actual post from the country we are currently in!), we are travelling on our first non-UK train since Bangladesh, which we visited in February of this year. Hard seat bench class in true Soviet style from Gyumri to Yerevan. The train journey...

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