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Travel stories and first-hand experiences from Armenia.

The Republic of Artsakh (also known as Nagorno-Karabakh) is a de-facto independent republic located east of Armenia, bordering Azerbaijan to the east, Armenia to the west, and Iran to the south. Although Artsakh shares borders with three countries, currently you can only enter Artsakh via Armenia. Foreign travelers are required to obtain entry visa. WHERE TO OBTAIN ARTSAKH VISA Travelers who wish to travel to Artsakh, can get can get their visa in Yerevan at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of

Armenian visas are issued for a maximum of 120 days with possibility to extend for another 60 days if no other term is defined by international agreements of the Republic of Armenia. Citizens of 63 countries can travel to Armenia without visa. Citizens of another 71 countries can apply for Armenian visa upon arrival. Armenia issues 4 types of visas: a) Visitor visa; b) Official visa; c) Diplomatic visa; d) Transit visa. Visitor visas are issued to foreigners who intend to

We wake up with the first rings of the church bells of Tatev monastery. The night spent at the oil press of the monastery was rather warm, and even though the camp-bed was short and my feet couldn’t fit normally, my sleep was good. We pack and leave the building. Nothing has changed from last evening. It’s still raining and there is fog all around. Since Father Mikael and Harutyun are busy with the morning service, we walk to the

The inner yard of Tatev monastery looks abandoned when arrive here at the end of the sixth day of our hitchhiking journey along the Silk Road of Armenia. On our right is a water spring. We drink some fresh water, and leave our backpacks here to wander around. At the other end of the monastery we notice a dim yellow light in the fog. Hoping to find someone there, we cross the yard, and behind the window glass we see

Despite all the noise made by the machines at the TV station, I sleep well, and wake up around 7 AM just as Azat comes out of his room to start his new day at work. We drink coffee, then walk around the station. Nairi arrives at 9:30 AM. He cancels our plans for the morning, telling that he has to stay at the station because of some unexpected problems that need to be fixed. “But don’t worry, Azat will

Located at the northern end of the Geghama mountains on the shore of Lake Sevan, the village of Lchashen hosts one of the most important archeological sites in Armenia. The history of the ancient settlement of Lchashen dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. The historical artifacts were uncovered by archeologists in 1956 when the water level of Sevan decreased.We arrive in the village early in the morning on a white Lada Niva that picked us up soon after we