Google Trips, Flight and Destinations now Support Armenia

Armenian destinations search on Google

If you need some suggestions for where to go next, try searching for “Armenia destinations” on Google and you’ll special search cards (see the picture abot). Hitting on each of them opens a nicely arranged special page, or you can try clicking “More destinations in Armenia.

From the destinations menu there are links to the travel guide, Google Flights and Google hotel search, all very helpful.

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The Legend of Illuminator’s Lantern

Mount Aragats, Photo by Haik Barseghyan

Legend holds that when Saint Gregory the Illuminator prayed one day on Mount Aragats, a miraculous ever-burning lantern hanging from the heavens came down to shed light on him. Continue reading

Getting To And From Armenian International Airport

There are a range of options for passengers to get to and from the Armenian International Airport – “Zvartnots”. Those options include taxi, bus route #201 and shuttle-buses #107 and #108. You might also choose to walk to the center of Yerevan, it’s only 15-20 kilometers to the center, you should get there in 5-6 hours (joking). Some hotels also offer airport transfer services, I’ve used Congress hotel and Aviatrans hotel with relative success.

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Flying out of Yerevan


Armenian International Airport – the departure gates (c) Artur Papyan, 13Mar2010

Yerevan’s airport used to be my nightmare for years. Leaving Armenia or flying in was associated with the feeling of discomfort, dark, smelly floors and staff that liked to push you around. Not anymore! I’m sitting in the new departure gates right now, using aiport’s free wifi…. everything’s clean and tidy, gleaming and nicely ventilated, with good looking, pleasant and nicely trained staff.

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First snow in Yerevan, municipality does its thing…

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The snow was badly delayed this year. While its common to have the first snow in Yerevan late in November or early in December, this year’s first snow only came down on us on January 25. There’s global worming for you!

The municipal authorities were well prepared this time for a change. When I woke up this morning to take the kid to school, the main streets and even sidewalks were quite drivable/walkable in my Erebuni neighborhood.

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