Bucket List 196: Armenia!

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Country 19/196: Armenia. The first country in the world to declare Christianity as its state religion, Armenia is dotted with countless historic churches and monasteries, oft built in the most scenic of locations. To access them usually requires negotiating some extremely heavily land-mined countryside (they’ve never been on good terms with their Azeri neighbours) – although this did nothing to stop us from exploring the endless hills and stunning scenery. Whilst the capital Yerevan is certainly one of the more aesthetically pleasing ex-Soviet state capitals (it doesn’t take much).

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Tales From Armenia

The Silk Road Olympics

December 9th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Most Corrupt Country? Vainest Dictator? Grimmest Long-Drops? These are the Olympic medals that no country wants to win, but I will hand them out anyway. Welcome to The Silk Road Olympics! Having completed a three-month road-trip along a large section of the fabled Silk Road, I deem myself worthy of conducting the most crooked awards…

“Armenia just had to be there!”

October 5th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Last week, Yugyeong and I were allowed into Iran; driving up to their highest peak, and down to cave-like abodes carved in rock, before waving our invisible guide goodbye. This week, we drive through Armenia and into Georgia, keeping our wits about us around land-mined borders and hair-pinned highways. Day 71 - Meghri, Armenia to…

Iran out of Puns

September 30th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Last week, Yugyeong and I crossed the Caspian Sea, and spent a few days putting our feet up in the Azeri capital, Baku. This week, we head South, to a country famed for its tea, hospitality, and the difficulty of obtaining its visa: Iran. Day 64 - Baku, Azerbaijan to Alat, Azerbaijan After four days…

 

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Country: 19/196     Visited: Autumn ’17

 

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