Thin with a slight spongy texture to it, lavash bread appears as a simple staple to accompany Armenian dishes, whether its used to mop up stews, wrap grilled meats or eat with smoky cheeses, you’d think at first it’s just like any local bread.
But lately, the humble lavash has hit the headlines for being one of UNESCO’s newest cultural additions, and the international backlash it received. (more…)
Southern Armenia tends to be set far from the tourist trail, which is a pity, since there is plenty to see here. Most of Armenia’s tourism is concentrated round day trips made from Yerevan to Lake Sevan and the vicinity, and one reason the south is often neglected mostly stems from a lack of time or accessibility.
We love driving in South Armenia and we make our journey to Yerevan skirting the Iranian border on the way back from Nagorno-Karabakh and then drive through the wild and remote landscapes of the south. This part of the country is rich with intricate monasteries, cave villages, petroglyphs and Neolithic sites. (more…)
Tbilisi is one of our favourite destinations on the Caucasian Challenge, and we get a day off to explore this wonderful city. We’ve already talked about the reasons to visit Tbilisi, but we’re now going to focus on things you should see in Tbilisi if you have only a limited time to get around. So if you come with us on the next Caucasian Challenge or have a weekend to spare in the Georgian capital, you’ll know what to visit next.
One of the most exciting parts of the Caucasian Challenge is our jaunt into Nagorno-Karabakh. We firmly believe adventure is still out there, and while the remote regions of the world are becoming more accessible and more touristic, places like Nagorno-Karabakh are still hidden away.