Armenia is among the top 5 best destinations for culinary tourism preferred by Russian travelers, analytical agency TurStat reveals. Besides, Georgia, Belarus, Italy and France, as well as St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, the Moscow region and the Vladimir region inside Russia are also among the best destinations for foodies.
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Analytical agency TourStat presented the ranking of the best resorts for summer holidays of the CIS member states. Visa-free travel, knowledge of the Russian language and the hospitality of the locals, inexpensive rest, delicious local food and fruits are the main advantages of summer holidays in the CIS countries.
If you thought Georgia was just a state, you’re probably not terribly familiar with Armenia either. These two Eastern European nations, both former Soviet republics, border the Middle East and are packed with majestic landscapes from volcanoes and canyons to the snow-kissed peaks of the Caucasus Mountains, with picturesque villages punctuating the spaces between. The long history of the region is both complicated and inspiring, and their rich culinary heritage helps unravel the tales. Famous for flavorful spices complementing fresh ingredients, the traditional dishes of Georgia and Armenia are the perfect entrée into the culture of this undersung region, and an immersive culinary tour may be your best option for exploring new territory in delicious style.
Famous vlogger Nuseir Yassin, better known by his nickname Nas Daily, who is currently exploring Armenia’s traditions, culture and the daily life, has revealed that a road near Mount Aragats is one of the craziest places he has been to.
Nuseir’s one-minute Facebook videos showing life from all the corners of the world now garner millions of views.
The village of Yenokavan in Armenia's Tavush province will be connected with Yell Extreme Park through a new 2400-meter-long zipline, co-founder of the project Tigran Chibukhchyan told reporters on Sunday, July 22.
A zipline is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to travel from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable by holding on to, or attaching to the freely moving pulley.
Yerevan is one of the top 5 cities within the CIS space popular for summer trips among tourists from Russia, according to a rating compiled by the analytical agency TurStat.
The ranking is based on the analysis of the popularity of tourist trips for summer.
The world's longest gata - an Armenian traditional pastry made of flour, butter and sugar - was baked, exhibited, and tasted today in Yerevan. The unique pastry, which measured 4000cm long, 40cm wide and weighting in at 240kg adorned with dried fruit was prepared by a team of 30 pastry chefs.
The tasting event of the gata which was initiated by "Pandok Yerevan" restaurant chain, celebrating the fourth anniversary of one of its branches was attended by numerous locals and tourists.
Each week, we spotlight a dream vacation recommended by some of the industry's top travel writers. This week's pick is Armenia.
"When you encounter hospitality in Armenia, you're unlikely to forget it," said Ben Lerwill at BBC. The rugged, mountainous country has been renowned for its generosity to outsiders since the days of the Silk Road, when countless traders, soldiers, and migrants passed through its beautiful, rolling landscape. "As long ago as 400 B.C., the Greek general Xenophon brought his troops this way and gave accounts of tables groaning with lamb, poultry, and barley wine.
Armenians, like their Caucasus neighbours, have long been renowned for generosity to outsiders – a result of the country’s historical location on the Silk Road.
I never meant to spend the night in Dilijan. I’d been making my way through northern Armenia towards the capital city of Yerevan, having crossed from Georgia several days earlier. My travels were taking me south, but slowly. The landscapes up here were all muscle and brawn: dry escarpments and deep, hefty canyons.