Driving into No Man’s Land

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.

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How to Put a Caucasian Party Together

It’s been almost a month since we came back from the Caucasian Challenge, and here at Travel Scientists’ HQ in Budapest, we’re already missing the Caucasus. We miss the open, and pothole-filled, roads, the hospitality and the parties. So what can we do? Instead of going back to the Caucasus we’re going to bring the […]

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Agdam, a Ghost Town in Nagorno Karabakh

Agdam is probably one of the strangest places you’ll come across when traveling in the Caucasus. In 1993, this Azeri town was captured by the forces of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, after which its entire population fled East. Today, the settlement is completely abandoned. The Armenian forces destroyed part of it, and later the town […]

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Kapan (AM) – Yerevan (AM) – Day 11 of the Caucasian Challenge 2014 – The Goodbye Party

We woke up knowing this was the last day of our adventure in the Caucasus. Those of us who wanted to get to Yerevan in time for the goodbye party, and still have a chance to visit a few new places on the way, had to leave in a bit of a hurry. Knowing that […]

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Vank (NKR) – Kapan (AM) – Day 10 of the Caucasian Challenge 2014 – The Real Ghost Town Experience

We had a good night’s sleep at our comfortable hotel in Vank, so all teams got up bright and early to prepare for today’s 342-kilometre drive to the town of Kapan, Armenia. This is one of the most interesting parts of our Caucasian Challenge route because it takes us through one of the most remote […]

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Sights in Nagorno-Karabakh: The Gandzasar Monastery, a Medieval Masterpiece

The Gandzasar monastery is an important tourist attraction in Nagorno-Karabakh, visited both by religious people and those who are simply interested in historical monuments, and we think it’s one of the most beautiful monasteries in the region! This Armenian monastery is located in the Mardakert district of Nagorno-Karabakh, and holds relics believed to belong to […]

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Camp Sevan (AM) – Vank (NKR) – Day 9 of the Caucasian Challenge 2014 – We travel to Nagorno-Karabakh

After a night of sharing stories, eating and drinking by the beautiful Lake Sevan, we all got up early in the morning. But some people didn’t want to leave before venturing into the chilly water, so they went for a quick swim. Day 9 was pretty easy and we had plenty of time to make a few […]

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Lake Sevan: A Day at the Beach, Armenian Style

Armenia has a lot to offer for tourists looking for an adventure in the Caucasus, but Lake Sevan is always a special experience. It’s the largest lake in the Caucasus region, as well as one of the world’s largest fresh-water high-altitude lakes. Because it’s one of the most beautiful spots in the region, we love […]

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Driving in Georgia: Riding At Your Own Risk

Driving in the Caucasus can be somewhat of a challenge for Europeans and Americans, not just because of the difficult mountain trails or occasional potholes in asphalted roads; it’s because of the crazy drivers. As you leave Europe and head East, driving habits only seem to get worse. Prepare to enter a world where rules […]

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Tbilisi (GE) – Camp Sevan (AM) – Day 8 of the Caucasian Challenge 2014 – Welcome to Armenia!

After a full day of resting, on the eighth day of our adventure in the Caucasus we were full of energy, and prepared to say goodbye to lovely Georgia. The only ones who stayed behind were the guys from Rabbit Software, who decided to wait for their companions. The rest of us continued our journey […]

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