Love her or hate her, Kim Kardashian has certainly put Armenia on the map. Even though some local Armenians referred to Kim as “Armenia’s equivalent of Borat” on one of our last trips here, it seems that after the Kardashian clan has bought the small country tons of publicity, so we can see why Armenia has gone mad for Kim and company.
The Caucasian Challenge has been doing Armenia way before Kim even put it on her bucket list, but one thing that’s for sure is that as Kardashian mania sweeps through one of our favourite countries, all eyes are on Armenia at the moment. If you are in need for reasons to visit this South Caucasian country, regardless of what you think about Kim, then look no further than these reasons!
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.