Category Archives: Caucasus

How to Take a Taxi in Yerevan, Armenia (and not Pay an Exorbitant Amount)

How to Take a Taxi in Yerevan, Armenia (and not Pay an Exorbitant Amount)

Times have definitely changed in Armenia.  When I first went there back in early 2013, the Yerevan taxis running the streets were using copyrighted logos as branding and identification and many were owned by individuals who had no affiliation with local taxi companies.  After constantly being heckled and harassed by taxis in other cities in […]

25 Incredible Places to Visit in Georgia (the Country)

One of the travel hotspots currently is the fantastic country of Georgia in the Caucasus.  A perk of traveling there is that the entire country is picturesque and has something to offer.  This is a guide of the best places to visit in Georgia (country), hand-picked by other travel bloggers and myself. This list is […]

10 Best Restaurants in Baku, Azerbaijan for Traditional Food

Baku restaurant Old City

Do you have a trip to Baku booked and you’re on the search for the best restaurants in Baku, Azerbaijan? This Baku restaurant guide will help you find local, traditional fare and two alternative options. The guide will also give you some insight into the dishes to order, common ingredients in Azeri cuisine, and tips […]

Best Restaurants in Yerevan, Armenia – A Local’s Guide to Where to Eat

I’m just going to put it out there and say that Armenia doesn’t get enough credit for its cuisine.  When people are considering delicious food in the Caucasus, their minds drift to another country in the Caucasus, not Armenia.  But I beg to differ.  I have spent a considerable amount of time in the Caucasus […]

Eat, Pray, & Leave: Challenges of the Tourism Industry in Armenia

Things to do in Garni-14

We have always seen the potential of tourism in Armenia but nothing comes without its challenges. This is an opinion piece written by Abel Simonyan, teacher of Business Studies at the International Cambridge School in Yerevan. Please feel free to share your remarks in the comments. Thanks so much! It’s Easy, but Not That Easy […]