Minibus from Yerevan to Tbilisi

Today I am leaving Armenia to head back to Tbilisi. I have decided to take a minibus rather than wait until 3:30pm for the train, plus I've heard that it's quite a different experience and I wanted to try both. On the taxi ride to the Kilikia bus station I can see that Ararat is... Continue Reading →

Pagan and World Heritage Armenia

Today is probably our final day trip in Armenia. We are taking a marshrutka (minibus taxi) to visit Geghard Monastery and Garni Pagan Temple. The ride lasts about an hour and costs 250 dram (£0.40) and you find the marshrutka stop next to the Mercedes Benz garage in the Nor Nork part of town, northeast... Continue Reading →

The Long Way Round Armenia

My hitchhiker's guide to this beautiful country filled with so many friendly people. This is one of my favourite trips to reminisce about already.Seb and I hitchhiked our way around Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh for around a week. It was awesome! We spent time with so many lovely people and had some really different experiences.Through the... Continue Reading →

Ancient Western Armenia

On our first day trip, we hoped to get a feel of the old Armenia, with its churches and monasteries, whilst also finding some of the newer sights. I used Yandex to take a taxi from the hostel to the "central" bus station, which is a few kilometres south of the centre, and only paid... Continue Reading →

Sightseeing in Yerevan

At breakfast we met two lovely Romanian orthodentists called Oliver and Cassiana who are travelling in Georgia and Armenia for a couple of weeks. Cassiana in particular is keen to know more about long term travel and we had a lovely chat about Romania too. Hopefully we can hang out later. Seb and I walked... Continue Reading →

Yerevan

We arrived at 7:15am at the Yerevan Central Railway Station and the metro apparently doesn't run until 8am, it didn't matter to us so we just went to get some breakfast at a nice cafe near the station. We paid 2,000 Dram (£3.26) each and chilled out for a while. Yerevan Central Station is beautiful... Continue Reading →

Night train to Yerevan

To me that sounds more like an electronic music album than a blog post. Seb and I arrived at the train station in Tbilisi 10 minutes before the train and weren't sure which platform to go to, but then I remembered that our train would definitely already be there waiting and that it was probably... Continue Reading →

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