One of the Most Ridiculous Places I Have Slept In: The Eclectic Hotel in Vank, Nagorno Karabakh

One of the Most Ridiculous Places I Have Slept In: The Eclectic Hotel in Vank, Nagorno Karabakh

“If Timmy Mallet made hotels, this would be it”. – Jonny Blair. A short intro first – I stayed here in 2013 (so five years ago and never finished this article) BUT this is far and away the most ridiculous hotel in my backpacking history. A hotel shaped like a boat in the middle of Read more about One of the Most Ridiculous Places I Have Slept In: The Eclectic Hotel in Vank, Nagorno Karabakh[…]

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Backpacking in Nagorno Karabakh: 5 Things to see and do in Vank

Vank is an extraordinary place that you can’t believe it exists. This wannabe tourist resort is nestled into unknown countryside in the enigma that is Nagorno Karabakh. Vank is a small town which has some crazy things going on in it, and is also the perfect base for exploring Gandzasar Monastery. Local lad Levon Hairapetian Read more about Backpacking in Nagorno Karabakh: 5 Things to see and do in Vank[…]

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Crazy Mini-Bus/ Marshrutky from Stepanakert to Vank, Nagorno Karabakh

OK so down the years, I’ve been on some crazy types of transport on my travels and some absolutely manic journeys: – Turbo Jet in New Zealand (world’s fastest speedboat) – Cruise Ship to Antarctica – Mini-bus to Harar, Ethiopia (broke down, killed a cow, got stopped by police, windscreen smashed, stopped off for 4 Read more about Crazy Mini-Bus/ Marshrutky from Stepanakert to Vank, Nagorno Karabakh[…]

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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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