Edward Rigor, a 29-year-old Filipino, was travelling in a minibus with several other tourists in Armenia. They had spent the morning visiting ancient monasteries. It was spring, the weather was cool and everyone was eager to reach the mountains. As they drew closer, Rigor rolled down the window and stuck his head out in the biting wind. Others got their smartphones ready and craned their necks, hoping to catch their very first glimpse of snow. Finally, in the distance, they saw it: the slopes just above Tsaghkadzor town were glimmering white. "When we got there, we were screaming inside. Everyone was taking pictures, videos, and recording for Facebook Live and Instagram" says Edward. "It was like being children again, taking our shirts off and playing in the snow. "We all thought that we just have to be happy and treasure these moments, because who knows when we will see snow again?" Edward is one of thousands who visit Armenia every year. Since 2014, the number of Filipino … [Read more...] about Why have Gulf-based Filipinos fallen in love with Armenia?
Armenia’s northwestern region has today received its first taste of snowfall this fall. Snow has fallen in Ashotsk and Amasia communities of Shirak region, as shown by the Facebook photos posted by local residents. The air temperature is expected to drop to -2 degrees Celsius on Friday night. Earlier the emergencies ministry warned of a sharp decline in temperatures and strong winds in the wake of a powerful atmospheric front over Armenia caused by the collision of Scandinavian cold air masses and Mediterranean warm and humid air masses on Thursday. Strong winds up to 25-30 m/s are predicted in Lori, Gegharkunik, Kotayk and Syunik regions on Friday night. Intense rainfalls with thunderstorms are expected in some regions of Armenia today, the ministry said. … [Read more...] about First snow of season falls in Armenia’s north west
A renewed mood in the country is defined by the millennial generation’s role in the velvet revolution of this past spring Each time I’ve come to Yerevan in the past decade, the city has surprised me with its evolving elegance and cultural richness. The downtown has an energy that is a long way from the sleepy Soviet city I first visited in the 1980s. Walking the shady avenues off Republic Square on a recent visit, I found the city has become a hip place, with wine bars, microbreweries, cafes, art galleries, boutiques selling crafts and carpets, and an ever-new array of restaurants, as well as upscale hotels and clothing stores. The new mood is defined by the millennial generation’s role in the velvet revolution of this past spring. After weeks of peaceful protests, the civil society has pushed from power an old regime that much of the nation viewed as dysfunctional and corrupt, representing a continuation of old Soviet mentalities. When Nikol Pashinyan, a prominent … [Read more...] about Unravel Armenia’s rich ancestry
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Favorite Place A poet returns to his ancestral country where, after the recent “velvet revolution,” the sense of a new era is palpable. A summer evening in Yerevan’s Republic Square. Credit Danielle Villasana for The New York Times Supported by ByPeter Balakian Aug. 20, 2018 Each time I’ve come to Yerevan in the past decade the city has surprised me with its evolving elegance and cultural richness. The downtown has an energy that is a long way from the sleepy Soviet city I first visited in the 1980s. Walking the shady avenues off Republic Square on a recent visit, I found the city has become a hip place, with wine bars, microbreweries, cafes, art galleries, boutiques selling crafts and carpets, an ever-new array of restaurants, as well as upscale hotels and clothing stores. The new mood is defined by the millennial generation’s role … [Read more...] about My Armenia
YEREVAN, AUGUST 17, ARMENPRESS. The German Reise-Stories trip guide published an article with the support of the Armenian Embassy in Germany headlined “Armenia- Gorgeous nature meets the history of the 3000-year-old culture”. “When you first visit Armenia, you understand that it is worth visiting this country, which was the first country to officially adopt Christianity. Armenia’s capital city Yerevan is one of the oldest cities of the world. Matenadaran is located here where you can see 15 thousand Armenian and 5 thousand foreign manuscripts. Some of the manuscripts are very unique dating back hundreds or thousands of years ago”, ARMENPRESS reports the article reads. The author also strictly advises to visit the Armenian-Genocide memorial complex. Lake Sevan, Armenia's blue pearl, is located nearly 60kms away from Yerevan and covers an area of 1272 sq/km, which is over twice larger than German Bodensee Lake. “Mount Ararat, 5137 meters high, and … [Read more...] about Gorgeous nature meets the history of the 3000-year-old culture -Reise-Stories’s article about Armenia