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

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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 …

5 Most Horrific Places To Go Backpacking In

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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 …

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Visiting Haghpat Monastery in Northern Armenia

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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 …

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Visiting Garni Temple in Armenia

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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 …

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Visiting Sanahin Monastery in Northern Armenia

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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 …

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Visiting Gandzasar Monastery Near Vank, Nagorno Karabakh

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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). …

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