I'm flying to armenia in 10 days, and just realized that my international driving licence had expired, won't be able to get a new one in time. Is there still a chance that I can rent a car and pass police controls with just my French licence + expired international driving licence (which is, after all, just a certified translation?)
I'm worried I've got to change all my travel plans!
Alternatively, what would you suggest? Is it easy to get everywhere using local buses? Rent a scooter? It's my…
me and my daughter just returned from a 2-weeks stay in Armenia which was focused on individual hiking trips. Here's a short report, in case anyone is considering similar activities. Feel free to contact me for details.
In Yerevan, we stayed at Envoy Hostel, which I can recommend. They have private rooms as well and are helpfull in organizing transport.
From Yerevan we moved to Tatev taking a shared taxi to the cable car station and then the cable car. We stayed the night at…
I'm going to spend two weeks volunteering in Georgia this summer and I have one extra week, before I fly back from Tbilisi. I'm thinking about spending that week in Armenia, especially around Yerevan and in northern parts closer to Georgia. And I have, of course, a couple of questions:
1) Is it a good idea to go there underage? I think I'm mature enough to travel alone (I travelled a lot with my parents, I've already been in Georgia with my mum last year and I organized the trip more than…
We just returned from a very rushed 3 day trip to Armenia. We didn't have much time in Armenia, and packed in as much as we could. This was our itinerary:
Day 1: 2pm arrival. Echmiadzin, Genocide Museum, Brandy Tasting (Ararat). Stay in Yerevan.
Day 2: Tatev Monastery, Zorats Karer (Armenian Stonehenge), Noravank Monastery, Areni caves & winery, Khor Virap Monastery. Stay in Yerevan.
Day 3: Geghard Monastery, Garni Temple, drive to Tbilisi (visiting Lake Sevan and its monastery, driving…
I'll be in Armenia this August and saw that there are two particular festivals of interest to me: Navasard (11-12 August, in Tsaghkunk) and the Carpet Festival (15 August, in Dilijan). I was curious to know if anyone's been to these festivals in the past and how big they are and if they get crowded. Are there a lot of things to see, do, or eat? Obviously, the carpet fest probably won't have food, but was just curious to know if it's worth planning my entire itinerary around these two…
I know it's a bit of a 'how long is a piece of string' question, but to see the "essential" sights and experiences of Yerevan, how long would you devote to the city and how would you divide your time?
I will also post in the Georgia forum the same question about Tbilisi if anyone has a comparison!
I want to visit the Debed Canyon, but Alaverdi doesn't sound particularly nice. So far my plan is as follows:
1 - Yerevan
2 - Yerevan (Garni, Geghard, Kor Virap)
3 - To Alaverdi
4 - Alaverdi (Haghpat and Sanahin)
5 - Alaverdi to Tbilisi
6 - Tbilisi
Is there anywhere else I could stay, to avoid staying in Alaverdi? Is two nights necessary?
Many thanks for your help
Everything I find says the train runs every other day -
a local guy told me the schedule changes to daily on June 1st.
Does anyone have reliable information on the schedule for June?
(Yes,I could wait and see but I'm trying to make reservations)
I am travelling to Armenia for 2 weeks early June, my major propose of visit is photography, mostly cultural but landscape and wildlife is also on my mind if there is a chance. I need a knowledgable guide (preferably with 4x4 vehicle) to take me around Armenia. I am willing to pay for the service either with money or copyright of my photos.
If you have recommendations, I am totally open.