10 Things You Didn’t Know About Armenia

The Republic of Armenia is located in the South Caucasus Region, surrounded by Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh. With an ancient cultural and historical heritage, this small Eurasian country is full of interesting facts about religion, history and culture. Want to know some of them? Here are 10 things you (probably) didn’t know about Armenia:

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Sweet and Golden – Armenian Apricots

If you ever wanted to try a fruit that smells of the sun and is as sweet and tasty as it can get, then the Armenian apricot is made for you. Legend says that the apricot is the only fruit Noah brought from the Ark after the Great Flood. And still today the apricots grown […]

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Discover the Caucasus or other incredible adventures with the Travel Scientists 10 Years Anniversary Offer!

We, Travel Scientists, the world’s most gonzo adventure travel operator are happy to announce that we have been at it for the last 10 years! That’s right: ten years full of adventures, challenges and crazy rallies all around the globe. To celebrate this special birthday, we have launched a unique offer usable until March 31st […]

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Heroines of the Caucasus – Women of the Caucasus

It’s time to give the floor to the ladies – more specifically, those strong women of the Caucasus, whose legends have been passed on through generations. Through stories, word of the mouth and historical evidence, we dug up some of the most remarkable stories of women whose names are still uttered with awe.

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The Legend of Tigranes the Great

Through Armenia’s long history, many kings have ruled the territory with better or worse results. However, Tigranes II, also known as Tigranes the Great, is the most remembered one. Supposedly he  was the most powerful, wise and brave king the land ever had.

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Tatev Monastery – Withstanding Wars, Earthquakes and Time

As first state to ever adopt Christianity as official religion, Armenia naturally boasts with antique religious artifacts and monuments. In the remote and touristic rather untouched Southern Armenia, those ancient remains combine with wild mountain ranges, crossed by deep valleys and dark gorges to and impressive sight throwing you back right into the middle ages.  

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For Your Next Netflix and Chill: Nine Lives – Cats in Istanbul

If you have ever visited Istanbul, then you know them: the hundreds and thousands of cats roaming every last of Istanbul’s streets day and night, summer as winter, ever since the foundation of the city more than 2000 years ago. They come in countless sizes, shapes and characters and have deeply influenced Istanbul and its […]

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Culinary Discoveries – Traditional Georgian Dishes

Georgian cuisine is an interesting, aromatic and rich mixture of influences from Europe and the Middle East, culinary traditions that travelers carried with them during their routes between the two continents, and the unique ancient Georgian cooking style. As a result, among traditional Georgian dishes we will find heavy meat dishes, vegetarian food, and a […]

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Svaneti – Where Time Stands Still in the Caucasus Mountains

In the high Caucasus Mountains of northwestern Georgia there is hidden a place of legends, forgotten by time, isolated from our modern world by more than 4000m high mountain peaks. Locals using sheep skins to sift the rivers for gold in ancient times might have sparked the legend of the Golden Fleece, which Jason and his […]

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Lake Sevan – The Jewel of Armenia

On our tour across the Caucasus we will pass by Lake Sevan, aka the “Jewel of Armenia”. During the middle ages due to its size also known as Sea of Gegham, Lake Sevan is with a location on 1,900m above sea level and a length of 74km  one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in […]

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