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This year, Armenia and its capital Yerevan are in the spotlight of many travel websites and magazines. It's one of the most promoted 2020 travel destinations. But traveling to Yerevan doesn't necessarily mean spending hundreds of bucks to explore what the city has to offer. Below is a list (I believe, incomplete) of the free things to do in Yerevan, from must-visit sites and to activities and music events. 1. VISIT THE CAFESJIAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS The Cafesjian Center for the

I became addicted to hitchhiking in 2007, back when I was living and studying in Moscow. Winter was a boring time for students, so when my friend Alexander messaged me and offered to join him on a hitchhiking trip to Saint Petersburg, I agreed happily. On the next day, we went to buy me all the gear that I needed: a 45 liter Campus backpack (which I still use today), a Tatonka thermos (I still use that one, too), a

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

After a delicious breakfast, we thank Gayane for their hospitality, and leave Kajaran, walking our way out of the town under rain. We get stuck for about an hour on the outskirts of Kajaran. The weather is cold. The petrol trucks from Iran pass by honking their way up and down the Kajaran mountain pass. We play guitar and sing songs. This is the final day of our hitchhiking trip along the Silk Road of Armenia. At last, a retired policeman

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