After spending the week in Armenia, all I can tell you is that I’ll be coming back soon. Land of beauty, greenery and breathtaking sceneries, Armenia made me fall in love with its food and great people. For the last six days, I was roaming around a beautiful country called Armenia where people are so generous and loving, where food is delicious and where sceneries are breathtaking. Discoveries, interesting people, and homey food but two learnings remain...
Armenia: officially the Republic of Armenia, is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in Western Asia on the Armenian Highlands, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Republic of Artsakh and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and Azerbaijan's exclave of Nakhchivan to the south.
Armenia is a unitary, multi-party, democratic nation-state with ancient cultural heritage. Urartu was established in 860 BC, and by the 6th century BC, it was replaced by the Satrapy of Armenia. The Kingdom of Armenia reached its height under Tigranes the Great in the 1st century BC and became the first state in the world to adopt Christianity as its official religion in the late 3rd or early 4th century AD. The official date of state adoption of Christianity is 301.
Armenia recognizes the Armenian Apostolic Church, the world's oldest national church, as the country's primary religious establishment. The unique Armenian alphabet was invented by Mesrop Mashtots in 405 AD.
The Republic of Armenia has a territorial area of 29,743 square kilometers. The terrain is mostly mountainous, with fast flowing rivers, and few forests. The land rises to 4,090 meters above sea level at Mount Aragats, and no point is below 390 meters above sea level. The average elevation of the country area is 10th highest in the world.
6 Days in Armenia:
Dilijan, Goshavank Monastery, Flying Ostrich restaurant by Dolmama, Lake Sevan, Sevanavank Monastery, 3-Jugs sand fire coffee making.
Geghard Monastery, Garni Temple, Victory Park, statue of Mother Armenia, Megeryan Carpet Factory.
Gyumri city, Parvana restaurant, Cherqezi Dzor fish restaurant, St. Vartanants Square, Black Fortress.
Cascade Modern Arts Complex, Yerevan GUM Food Market, Ararat Hall Restaurant with Chef Sedrak Mamulyan, Vernissage open market for souvenirs and handcrafts, NOY Brandy Factory, Grand Candy Store, Caucasus Restaurant, Republic Square Yerevan.
Khor Virap Monastery, Areni Winery, and Cave, Qarandzav Restaurant near Noravank Monastery, Goris village-town, Mirhav Hotel.
Goris village-town, Khndzoresk cave town, and swinging bridge, Wings on Tatev cable-car, Tatev Monastery, Tatevatoun Restaurant, Shaki Waterfalls, Chinari Restaurant Yerevan.