Backpacking in Yerevan, Armenia: Top 5 Things to See and Do

These top 5 posts I do on cities are always my personal top 5, there are not meant to be “THE 5” things to do by the way, there is no right or wrong way to travel and no real “best sights” – everyone picks their own. These days I like to list a top Read more about Backpacking in Yerevan, Armenia: Top 5 Things to See and Do[…]

5 Most Horrific Places To Go Backpacking In

Don’t paint yourself a picture of travelling as beaches, hot sun and cocktails please. That’s not backpacking, and in all honesty it’s not reflective of travel as a whole and it’s certainly biased. You’re only seeing the good things. Yes we love the good moments, but on my travels I feel the need to explore Read more about 5 Most Horrific Places To Go Backpacking In[…]

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Visiting Haghpat Monastery in Northern Armenia

Armenia has monasteries coming out of its ears so the country isn’t short of them by any stretch. However we had about 10 days in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh so had to pick and choose which ones we wanted to check out. The first of these (more to follow) was Haghpat Monastery which is in Read more about Visiting Haghpat Monastery in Northern Armenia[…]

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Visiting Garni Temple in Armenia

Armenia is blessed and bunged with more temples, churches and monasteries than you can count. So while in the country you will want to tick a load of them off. Garni is an unusual one, so you should get it on your list. Not your bog standard Armenian Monastery, Garni is a Greek temple situated Read more about Visiting Garni Temple in Armenia[…]

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Visiting Sanahin Monastery in Northern Armenia

This won’t be the last you hear of Armenian Monasteries on here – there are stacks of them and we must have seen over 20 and personally visited over 10 during our stay in the country, including Haghpat and Garni Temple(not a monastery though), plus Gandzasar in Nagorno Karabakh. Each monastery has its own thing Read more about Visiting Sanahin Monastery in Northern Armenia[…]

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Visiting Gandzasar Monastery Near Vank, Nagorno Karabakh

While backpacking in Nagorno Karabakh, there are more sights to see and things to do than I first imagined. In the end 3 days and 3 nights in the region wasn’t enough, but we did squeeze in some awesome stuff in that time. Having a choice between Dadivank and Gandzasar Monasteries (we didn’t have time Read more about Visiting Gandzasar Monastery Near Vank, Nagorno Karabakh[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Facebook Ice Cream in Yerevan, Armenia

Friday’s Feaured Food time on Don’t Stop Living. So you picture the scene. I’m walking nonchalantly through the streets of Yerevan, Armenia’s capital city. I’m on Northern Avenue. The sun’s beating down, it might be the last warm day of 2013. So I decided to have an ice cream. On arrival at a local ice Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Facebook Ice Cream in Yerevan, Armenia[…]

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Staying in Armenia’s Best Hostel!! The Penthouse Hostel in Yerevan

It has been a pleasure to stay in the best hostel in Yerevan while backpacking in Armenia recently. It could well be the first time I’ve stayed in a hostel voted best in the country (as recommended by Hotsel World). So if you ever find yourself in Armenia looking for a hostel, head to the Read more about Staying in Armenia’s Best Hostel!! The Penthouse Hostel in Yerevan[…]

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