Armenia

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    Top Descriptions

    Most people have probably heard something about the horrors of the Armenian Genocide, but few really know much about the country today. One of the earliest nations to officially adopt Christianity and the last remaining vestige of ancient Anatolia, Armenia is a small, landlocked, mountainous and mostly high-altitude country on the border of and that holds steadfast onto its culture and traditions. Riddled with historical sights and some excellent opportunities for outdoor activities (particularly hiking), it’s no wonder that tourism has been on the increase here in recent years. Yet the population of Armenia still continues to decline, and those that do remain (though friendly and welcoming) struggle with general poverty and high unemployment. Indeed, Armenia isn’t the cleanest or most developed of countries, but it does certainly offer a fascinating insight into traditional Orthodox and is well worth at least a couple of weeks of your time.
     
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    Top Tips

    There’s not a great deal of English at the moment in Armenia, so either learn some Armenian or brush up on your Russian if you’re planning on getting really rural as it’s basically a lingua franca here. Saying that, it’s quite possible to travel in Armenia without either, as someone in your accommodation will usually be able to communicate in rudimentary English.
    While it’s very possible to base yourself in and take day trips to many great sights and locations (such as , or the ), do try to get out of the capital. You’ll get a much better feel for the country, and some of the most interesting places to stay are in the rural parts.
    Relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan are tense to say the least, and neither country is particularly happy with the other. Stay abreast of any unfolding situations and perhaps avoid bringing up the situation too much with locals.
    Armenian food is delicious, particularly khorovats (BBQ) which is done very well here. You’ll be hard pressed to find anything but Armenian food here though, except for in the capital which has some great restaurants on offer.
     
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    The Country

      What should we know?

      Name in local script:Հայաստան
      Also known as:Hayastani Hanrapetut’yun, Republic of Armenia
       
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      Environment type:cliff, hill, lake, mountain, river, snow, waterfall, woods
      Religion type:Orthodox Christianity
       
      Visa type:Cost:Nationality:On arrival:
      180-day visa exemptionN/Amany, see yes

      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Armenian Dram (AMD)
      Average daily budget:AMD19,200

      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:12 nights
      High season:July, August
      Low season:January, February

        How can we get in contact?

        Language(s):Armenian, English, Russian
        Timezone:UTC+04:00
        Country calling code:+995

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          Neighboring countries:Azerbaijan, , Iran, Turkey
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          2 nightsAMD19,000
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          4 nightsAMD18,375
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          6 nightsAMD20,500
           
          Altitude:390m to 4,090m
          Population:2924816
          Size:29,743km2

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            Beer (multinational)500ml
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            Beer (national)500ml
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            Rum (multinational)1 litre
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            Vodka (multinational)1 litre
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            Water1 litre
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            Whisky (multinational)1 litre
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            Whisky (national)1 litre
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            Wine1 bottle
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            Almonds100g
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            Apples1kg
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            Bananas1kg
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            Bell pepper1kg
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            Bread1 loaf
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            Carrots1kg
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            Chillies1kg
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            Chocolate (multinational)1 bar
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            Coconut milk1 can
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            Eggs1 dozen
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            Ginger1kg
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            Honey1 jar
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            Jam1 jar
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            Onions1kg
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            Peanut butter1 jar
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            Peanuts100g
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            Potatoes1kg
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            Raisins100g
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            Rice1kg
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            Razors1 pack
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            Antiseptic cream1 tube
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            Nail clippers1 set
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            Plasters1 pack
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            Sun cream1 bottle
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            Sunglasses1 pair
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            Batteries4-pack
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            Chilli powder100g
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            Cigarettes (multinational)20-pack
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            Cigarettes (national)20-pack
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            Coriander100g
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            Cumin100g
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            Fuel1 litre
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            Internet1 hour
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            Paprika100g
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            Turmeric100g
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            Local Cuisine

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              BaklavaAMD2,150
              BBQ (vegetable)AMD1,825
              Biryani (meat)AMD3,200
              Biryani (vegetarian)AMD3,000
              BologneseAMD2,500
              BreadAMD360
              Breakfast (continental)AMD3,650
              BrownieAMD2,233
              BulgurAMD800
              BurgerAMD2,050
              Burger (cheese)AMD2,300
              CannelloniAMD4,500
              CarbonaraAMD2,800
              Cheese boardAMD2,567
              Chicken nuggetsAMD2,250
              Chicken wingsAMD2,500
              Chilli con carneAMD2,800
              Curry (South Asia – meat)AMD3,800
              Curry (South Asia – vegetarian)AMD3,400
              Dolma (meat)AMD3,450
              Dolma (vegetable)AMD3,450
              Eggs (how you like)AMD1,000
              Fish and chipsAMD4,000
              French friesAMD967
              Fried (chicken)AMD3,250
              Fruit saladAMD1,750
              Garlic breadAMD800
              HummusAMD1,200
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              Ice cream (scoop)AMD1,180
              KhinkaliAMD550
              Khorovats (BBQ)AMD3,150
              KoftaAMD2,100
              Lamb shankAMD3,900
              LasagnaAMD3,933
              OmeletteAMD1,750
              Pie (sweet)AMD1,400
              Pizza (loaded)AMD2,900
              Pizza (simple)AMD2,433
              Pork chopsAMD4,200
              Potato wedgesAMD1,250
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              Rice (steamed)AMD700
              SaladAMD1,640
              Salad (meat)AMD2,175
              Sandwich (basic)AMD1,200
              SchnitzelAMD3,000
              Soup (meat)AMD1,975
              Soup (vegetarian)AMD4,825
              SteakAMD4,250
              Stew (meat)AMD3,200
              TabboulehAMD1,500
              Whole (fish)AMD6,500
              Yoghurt (loaded)AMD1,300
              Yoghurt (plain)AMD1,250
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