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Armenia (all)

This page lists all reports that for Armenia including those that involve other countries too.
Click here for a list of reports that involve only Armenia.
All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours

Erzurum to Yerevan
by Igor Kovse, tour started July 2016, submitted 30 December 2016
Europe: Turkey, Georgia, Armenia

Once in a lifetime everyone returns to the basics. For example, by asking oneself how it all began? The Big Bang theory says it all started from the singularity and in less than a second everything we know today was created, including such complex organisms as, e.g. the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology. Some people however doubt about it and, missing probably the spiritual component of the problem, resort to the age-old interpretation of the Bible. There the creator fixed everything in six days. But - surprise, surprise - just a few centuries later, the creator changes his mind and sends the Flood over his creation. They say that to err is human, but it is not really fitting for the creator. The thing was ripe for a thorough investigation, so I went along the path of Noah - to the research path in the Caucasus.

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Vardzia. Church cut into the stone.
cicloturismo in Armenia - terza parte da Yeghegnadzor a Yerevan e poi Tibilisi (Georgia)
by Fernando Da Re, tour started June 2013, submitted 20 April 2014
Europe: Armenia, Georgia
language: it

Racconto di viaggio in bicicletta in Armenia. Parte finale. Pewrcorso e incontri tra gli altopiani. Visione del monte Ararat e del monastero di Khor Virap.

Tale of cycling trip in Armenia. The end. Trip and meetings between the highlands. View of Mount Ararat and Monastery Khor Virap.

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Cicloturismo in Armenia - seconda parte da Diljian a Yeghegnadzor
by Fernando Da Re, tour started June 2013, submitted 11 March 2014
Asia: Armenia
language: it

Questo itinerario mette in evidenza già da subito le difficoltà da affrontare sia in bicicletta che organizzativamente. Descrive pure la salita al passo Selim la parte più spettacolare del viaggio.

This route highlights already suffered from the difficulties to be faced either by bike or organizationally. Also describes the ascent to Selim Pass, the most spectacular part of the trip.

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Cicloturismo in Armenia, prima parte
by Fernando Da Re, tour started June 2013, submitted 19 February 2014
Europe, Asia: Armenia, Georgia
language: it

Viaggio in bicicletta da Tbilisi a Yerevan lungo la Via della Seta, tratto antico dell'Armenia. Il racconto descrive percorso, incontri, paesaggi. Numerose le fotografie e i consigli sulla strada. Buona strada a tutti.

Bike trip from Tbilisi to Yerevan along the Silk Road, the ancient tract of Armenia. The story describes the journey, encounters, landscapes. Numerous photographs and councils on the road. Enjoy a good trip.

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Tasting Travels - Tasting the Cultures of the world by bike
by Annika & Roberto, tour started November 2011, submitted 1 December 2013
language: en, de, es

Blog entries and Articles about people, places and cultures.

Bicycle Travel as a Model to Cultivate Empathy.

We are currently travelling by bicycle and promoting this idea along the way. We would like to share the wonders of bike travel with the world and help other people to plan their own. We do this by writing about our experiences in our blog, posting articles about people, places and their culture in our website and giving live presentations in schools. We are moved by the strong believe that bike travel is an excellent way to cultivate empathy in our world, not only towards human beings but to other living species. We hope you have fun browsing through our site and we will be happy to hear from you. We look forward to receiving your questions and reading your comments. We are at your service.

Roberto and Annika cycling through Iran in August 2012
cicloturismo in Armenia
by Fernando Da Re, tour started June 2013, submitted 27 June 2013
Asia: Armenia, Georgia
language: it

"Il mio cuore è pieno di amore per te, Armenia".(Gevorg Emin)

Prime impressioni e foto di un viaggio tutto da scrivere.

"My heart is full of love for you, Armenia". (Gevorg Emin)

First impressions and photos of a trip to be written.

See all 47 reports by Fernando Da Re

Originally round-the-world but now much more interesting
by Tom Allen, tour started June 2007, submitted 22 January 2010

This is my travel blog of several years on the road. It started life as a round-the-world trip, but before long I realised that A-to-B cycling isn't as interesting as getting off the beaten track and really exploring a place. So since I left home I've had as much time off the bike as on it, earnt more than I've spent, learnt a new language, met an amazing girl and got married to her! Eager to travel by bike as a couple, we're currently seeing where this new dimension takes us.

I prefer to write about the way the trip affects me psychologically and about the cultural, political and historical curiousities I encounter. It's an uncomfortably personal story at times, but I think it's more interesting than reading pages of distance measurements, road conditions and visa hassles.

My creative outlet comes through photography and video which I also share on the site - I carry 6kg of camera equipment and don't regret it for a second!

Sleeping under the Saharan stars
Armenia
by Charles Winter
Europe: Armenia

Translated from the original French version by Barbara Leonard.

Armenia, do you know it? Is Armenia a people or a religion? We forget about the strong sentimental or familial ties that unite us with this small, distant country (the size of Belgium) in the Caucasus, bordered by Europe and Asia. Who doesn't have, among friends and acquaintances, a good friend who is Armenian? Armenia is not well-known to western travelers, who lack sufficient information to discover this former Soviet republic whose population is 3 500 000. Armenia is a country of mountains, served on a high plateau, bristling with extinguished volcanoes, and circled on all sides by the powerful mountainous systems of Asia minor, Persia, and the Caucasus. It has its economic ``lung'', Erevan, the capital, whereas the rest of the country is a tangle of mountains higher than 3000 meters, notched with deep valleys. Who says ``mountains'' says ``passes'' (obviously), and the small area of the country allows us cross it from top to bottom. The program consists of 10 stages, the first week autonomously (totally by bicycle), and the second, climbing passes but travelling the long distances between them via auto; 14 passes, of which 12 are higher than 2000 meters.

The Monastery of Tatev

Sites

Rec.Travel Library: Armenia
Europe: Armenia

Cycling info pages

The Twizi hostel directory - the cheapest places to stay on the planet
by Patrick Sexton, , submitted 6 January 2007

[The author travels around the world and reviews hostels, and has built up a large hostel directory.]

What are hostels?

The quickest answer I can give to you is that hostels are budget accommodations where you share a room with other travelers. To be more specific though and to give you a better idea of what to expect I will say that a hostel room is like a hotel room but instead of being just one bed there are a couple (or a few) bunk beds. There are also (gasp!) other people. People you do not know! These other people are travelers who are most likely very much like you in the sense that they are exploring and traveling and doing it as absolutely cheaply as possible. Hostels have been around a long long time. There are over 20,000 of them around the world. Hostels are very much a part of the culture of Europe, and are starting to be known in the USA as well. Hostels are a cheaper way of staying in a city where you do not live.

world map
Armenia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Europe: Armenia

News and recent activities, In the news, International documents; current news, about Armenia, political structure, visa regulations, embassies and consulates, foreign missions in Armenia, conventions.