HI - well I am seriously considering going to Armenia, and soon (June) - I have been reading that there are very few cash distributors - ATMS in American - in the country. Is this true? Normally I simply rely on my card. Carrying large amounts of cash seems undesirable, and I would be staying at budget kind of places, the kind that normally don't take cards. Can anyone advise me on this? I would be staying several weeks, taking my time like I like to do. Thanks, Jean
HI - Armenia has been on my wish list for a while - and looking at online photos and info the other day, plus reading those warm, sweet replies (everyone likes Armenians it seems! :)) makes me want to go even more. However the best time for me would be the summer months, and I am really not happy in intense heat. I have even seen it advised to travel in spring or fall. However, the other one day one site said that is Yerevan it is quite hot, but up in the mountains etc it is pleasant. (That, however, was a tourist agency site!!) What is the truth? Also, my passion is traditional music and dance, and the Armenian variety is fabulous. When are the main festivals? Thanks so much, Jean
Is possible to buy armenian navigation maps for Garmin and where?
I live in Slovenia.
is it possible to stay at some place in Aparan? and do you know if there are some NGOs there?
I am Israeli and I have been planning to visit Armenia in the summer. I am just starting to plan the trip. I am debating whether I should sign up for a guided tour or just buy the airline tickets and visit sites on my own. I wanted to ask whether it is safe to travel in Armenia as a woman? Are there areas where women should not be walking around on their own? Where can I find this type of information about safety before I plan to visit a location?
Thank you so much!
Hello! I am hoping to travel to Armenia in July, being there for Vardavar (July 7 this year, I believe?) My plan is to stay for five or six days in Yerevan in an apartment and travel out from there on day trips, and then to go to another "base" location and do day trips from there as well. I was thinking of possibly Goris or Dilijan for this, but I am quite open to suggestions...or would it make just as much sense to stay in Yerevan the whole time? I will probably be going on to Moscow for a few days at the end of the trip, and altogether (with travel time) I will have 16 or 17 days. I am 48, female, and will most likely be traveling solo. I'm used to solo/independent travel; I don't drive, so I'll need to use public transportation/day tours. I like to walk and am interested in history/culture/nature, not so much nightlife or beaches. (Not that this is so much an issue with Armenia.) Thanks for any help or suggestions you would like to give!
Hi all, So I had a brilliant time in Yerevan but I now have a little problem. I brought some Armenian money back (about150 worth) thinking I could exchange it but no one will touch it here in Dubai. It's not even on their systems! I am travelling to Europe (Croatia, Slovenia and Italy) in a couple of weeks, do you know if any of those countries accept Armenian Drams? It would be a shame to lose my money, although I guess I could always go back to Armenia for another holiday! Thanks Natalie
Hi all, I'm off to Yerevan tomorrow morning and am wondering what to pack. Are the Armenians particularly conservative? Do I need to cover shoulders and knees or are summer clothes like singlet tops, shorts, strapless dresses OK? I'll bring a pashmina just in case as I always do but I don't want to bring completely the wrong thing! We are staying in Yerevan, walking around and also doing a day trip to the Monasteries and Lake Sevan. Thanks! Natalie
Hello I am planning to go to Yerevan Next Week with lowest price for my trip how can I go to Waterworld and Sevan Lake by bus ?
Hi everybody, next august ill be visiting Armenia with a group for 10 days. im planning to stay for some days more, by my own maybe, i will really like to visit some other places, not the common ones. maybe some eco turism, country side house, hikking, mountains maybe? ill be glad if u can give me some information, or if u are planning this kind of tours as well in august, why not to keep in touch Mikael
I am going travel to Armenia by my own Car from Iran. now question is, How much money i have to pay to Armenia government for entrying? (i paid some money to my government -Iran- for getting international documents and transiting for car) Any one else can helps me ? Thanks
I will be in Yerevan from 17-31 March 2012. I will be teaching in the afternoons and early evenings. My accommodations have been arranged but I would appreciate any suggestions on places to eat at anytime and things to do in the mornings which would help me to have the most genuine memories of Armenia. I think that the middle Saturday and Sunday of my stay will also be free. I might also do some late evening outings but I am no longer the guy who tries to go non-stop around the clock. How accessible is Mt. Ararat? The only other things I know about Armenia are that I bought the home in which I currently live from a very nice Armenian couple and that the Armenian people were victims of one of the most horrific genocides in history about 100 years ago. Thanks for any help!!!
has anyone any travel tips on Armenia. I would love to go to see the ancient sites. Any tips, opinions are welcomed.
Plan to travel next fall in Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. What is your opinion of renting cars in these countries and driving?
Hi guys, Wondering if you can help me. I am a Pakistani passport holder residing in Dubai. I would like to visit Yerevan for a short holiday but need a invitation letter, how am I to obtain this document? Being a tourist obviously means I do not know anyone there! If I book a hotel, will they help in acquiring a tourist visa? regards, Uzma
Hello dear VT-friends, Since I've changed my mind (I switched from Yerevan to Budapest). I would like to thank all of you for responding. I'm still doubting anyway. But money and schedule are not in the right position to do both...Do you people suggest the best: Budapest or Yerevan? Looking for culture and ancient architecture! My schedule will be: Traveldates from 18 until 20 octobre 2011. Maybe there are some nice festivals or so. Looking for a fancy place to have a nice diner as well at the 19th of octobre. Please let me know and thanks a lot again! I'll post a message on the Budapest forum as well ;-)
Hi I am planning to visit Yerevan on October 23d ,How can I find a good bed and breakfast with a reasonable price
Dear friends,hi I’m Azita from Iran. I’m going to Armenia. I’d like to take part in a ceremony called “holly translators” on ninth October in the city ushakan (I ‘m not sure about the spell of city’s name,it’s one hour far from Yerevan). Does anybody know about this ceremony? One another question,is Nork hotel a good hotel? Thanks for your replies and for helping me in my travel to Armenia. Good luck Azita
Hi dear friends! Never been there, but I'm excited. I'll arrive at Yeravan at 22nd oct. I'm looking for a nice place for a businessmeeting on the 24th at around 7pm. I was thinking about the Marriot. Do they have a suitable bar and restaurant? Suggestions are very welcome.
Hi :-) I´m a Danish citizen going to Iran in sep. 2011 and is planning to fly to yerevan, and then by land to Iran. Does anyone know if I can get armenian visa in the airport as a Danish citizen? We have no armenian consulate in Denamrk so I have to get it through london, and getting it in Armenia would just be so much easier. hope you guys can help :-) Kasper
Planning a trip to Armenia this summer to visit my daughter who is a Pece Corp Volunteer, but would also like to stop somewhere in route to vacation for 3-5 days. Any economical suggestions would be appreciated.
I have been researching hotel/home stays,hostels in Yerevan and find some information stating that prices are low and others that say Armenia is expensive. How much can I expect to pay for a home stay? I loved up hostels on he Internet and found 3 and they seemed kind of pricey at 20.00 US dollars for a dorm room. I traveled around Eastern Turkey and found it kinda cheap but not as cheap as Egypt. For those of you who have been to all three..which is the least expensive..Eastern Turkey, Armenia or Georgia? Thank you!
Hi all, In February 2011, I need to get a bus from Yerevan to Tbilisi. There are two things to factor in - I will have a large suitcase and cannot speak Armenian. I need to know how easy this journey will be i.e. is it possible to buy a ticket before hand? When I arrive at the bus station, where do I go? When I get to Tbilisi, will it be obvious where to get off? Does the bus stop en-route (for food stops) or is it bring your own? And finally, what will the border formalities be like at the border (I'm a UK passport holder?) Any help will be greaty appreciated! Jason
Hi, I need help! I have booked a trip taking in the sights of Yerevan and Tbilisi, and after some meticulous planning, saw me take a mixture of airlines and sectors to take me from Doha, Qatar to Dubai (Qatar Airlines) Dubai - Yerevan (Armavia) then onwards to Tbilisi direct (Armavia) then finally back to Doha (via Dubai) with Air Zena/Qatar Airways. I paid for all these flights, boooked my hotels and then out of the blue received an email from Armavia cancelling my Yerevan - Tbilisi flight. Bugger! And so now I'm trying to scrabble around to find an alernative way of getting myself to Tbilisi to catch up with the rest of the trip. I've found 3 options: OPTION 1: FLY: Aerosvit Airlines fly (via Kiev) one way price:600!!!!! OPTION 2: TRAIN (overnight leaving at 7pm on even days of the month) OPTION 3: Hire a taxi driver to take me to the Armenian border, then walk across the border and hire another taxi driver to take me to Tbilisi. OPTION 2 sounds my best best. But here's the thing. 1- I don't speak Armenian or Georgian (but I can just about read Cyrillic) and so would I flouder at trying to arrange this train? 2- Will it be possible to hire a 2-berth sleeper compartment just for me (i.e. pay for two people) 3 - Will I get hassle aboard this train? 4 - How much will it cost and how soon do I have to arrive at the station to get the train? 5. I'm travelling on 20th February 2011 - I assume this won't be that busy? 6. I'm a UK passport holder - so what will the Georgian border be like for me> Any help with any of this will be greatly appreciated! Regards Jason
hi, i will enter in Armenia from Georgia,other than Yerevan which places have i to visit in seven days? thanks in advance faio
I am travelling next week and visiting Armenia, Georgia and Azerbijian. I will be in the region until October. What is the weather like at this time? I can find conditions for Yerevan, but we are travelling all over. I am assuming it will be cooler in the mountainous areas (Lake Sevan), but how much cooler? I am thinking about what to pack and as I like to travel light, I would like to limit what I bring.
Hey why is envoy hostel on a wrong street? Isn't it on Pushkin St instead of Proshyan???
Im planning to travel to Tbilisi on sept 1st,and then on to Yerevan for 5 days.Is it possible to do this,and which is the best form of transport eg train or bus?how much will it cost roughly and how long will the journey take? Will I need visa's for both Georgia and Armenia and if so where can I get them. Also whilst in Yerevan I may take a trip to either of the following countries Turkey and Iran and im wondering which form of transport is best eg bus or train,how long it will take and roughly how much it will cost.Also as a Irish Citizan,will I need a visa for Turkey and Iran and if so where can I get them.Thanx for your patience and help,Chris.
Can anyone tell me about the price of diesel in Armenia
Hi, everybody. Does anyone know in what condition is the road from Bavra in Armenija to Georgia-Turkey border to Cildir. I would like to drive with my own camper (motorhome), but I am afraid that will be quite tough or even worse, impossible. Thanks for help.