20 Best Places to Go in 2020: Armenia

20 Best Places to Go in 2020: ArmeniaArmenia is on its way to being one of next year’s most talked-about destinations, and there’s more to the tiny Caucasus nation than what makes the nightly news (or Kim Kardashian’s semi-regular visits). Ryanair will begin flying to Armenia in 2020, marking the first time a low-cost airline has serviced the country and ringing in a new era for travel there. The routes will debut with Rome to Yerevan and Milan to Yerevan in January, followed by Memmingen to Gyumri and Berlin to Yerevan the following summer. One-way tickets start at $33, making Armenia a budget-friendly—and blissfully offbeat—add-on to your next trip to Europe.

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Old city under Republic Square will become an open-air museum

The old city under the capital's Republic Square will become an open-air museum. As RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on his Facebook page, this  year work will begin to open the historical layer of old Yerevan,  located under the Republic Square. Thus, it will become a kind of  museum object.

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Zhengyalov Hatz – Authentic Flatbreads of Artsakh Gain Popularity and International Recognition

Zhengyalov Hatz – Authentic Flatbreads of Artsakh Gain Popularity and International RecognitionK’ndzmendzyuk, chercheruk, s’msemok, mokhratal are just a few of the over two dozen herbal plants, many of whose names are quite tough to pronounce, that the people of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) use in baking the famous zhengyalov hatz. This delicious bread stuffed with local herbs is known as an authentic Artsakh food, although people of Syunik and some in the Tavush region also bake it.

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The Telegraph lists Armenia among “unusual holiday destinations” for culturally curious travelers

The Telegraph lists Armenia among “unusual holiday destinations” for culturally curious travelersThe Telegraph has included Armenia among unusual holiday destinations for those seeking new experiences. “Some of Christianity’s most resonant religious beacons dot awesome Armenia, including the  10th-century Haghpat mountain monastery, a church where the Robe of Christ allegedly lies, and the world’s oldest cathedral at Etchmiadzin, on the way to the lively and cultured capital, Yerevan,” The Telegraph writes.

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Wizz Air to launch flights between Yerevan, Vienna, Vilnius

Wizz Air to launch flights between Yerevan, Vienna, VilniusStarting from April 2020, Wizz Air will operate flights between Yerevan, Vienna, and Vilnius. Andras Rado, Corporate Communications Manager of this budget airline said this at a press conference today in Yerevan. He said both flights will be operated twice a week, with airline ticket prices starting at €24.99, and booking online is now possible. According to Rado, their airline operates at a low cost.

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Yerevan on Forbes list of 10 underrated destinations to visit in 2020

Yerevan on Forbes list of 10 underrated destinations to visit in 2020Armenia’s capital Yerevan has been listed by Forbes among the 10 underrated, off-the-beaten-path destinations to visit in 2020. “That’s not to say these destinations aren’t known among in-the-know travelers and frequent fliers: they simply deserve much more credit than they get,” Forbes writes. Known as the world’s “oldest Christian country,” Armenia is one of the most fascinating places you can visit, what with its grand temple ruins and UNESCO-recognized Christian monasteries, Forbes Advises.

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U.S. House of Representatives recognizes Armenian Genocide

U.S. House of Representatives recognizes Armenian GenocideThe House of Representatives on Tuesday, October 29 voted in favor of a resolution affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide. The bill was approved with a vote of 405 yeas against 11 nays. Following Rules Committee passage a day earlier, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) had announced that the H. Res. 296 would be on the House docket on Tuesday.

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"The Heart of the Caucasus" - Vlogger Eva zu Beck releases video about Armenia

“The Heart of the Caucasus” - Vlogger Eva zu Beck releases video about Armenia"5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Armenia Right Now": travel filmmaker, vlogger Eva zu Beck, who has many followers in social networks, released a video about Armenia. "The Heart of the Caucasus", this is how the vlogger describes Armenia. She starts her video from Yerevan. “The number one reason why you should visit Armenia is its capital, Yerevan”, she says, adding that the city also holds some surprises.

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Armenian lavash included in CNN’s list of the world's 50 best breads

Lavash Armenia UNESCOThe CNN has included Armenian lavash on its list of the 50 of the world’s best breads. “When your Armenian mother-in-law comes towards you wielding a hula hoop-sized flatbread, don't duck: Lavash is draped over the country's newlyweds to ensure a life of abundance and prosperity. 

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Hong Kong archaeologists excavate fortress in Armenia’s Vedi

Hong Kong archaeologists excavate fortress in Armenia’s VediA team of researchers and students from HKU unearthed huge storage jars, animal bones and fortress walls from 3,000 years ago in Armenia as they initiated the Ararat Plain Southeast Archaeological Project (APSAP) during the summer of 2019, the University of Hong Kong reported

APSAP is a collaborative research project between HKU and the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Republic of Armenia’s National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Peter J. Cobb, assistant professor in the Faculties of Education and Arts, directs the project in collaboration with Artur Petrosyan and Boris Gasparyan of the Armenian Institute.

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