Where are we going?!
We’re going to Armenia. Neighbouring that country is a place internationally recognised only by Abkhazia, Transnistria, South Ossetia and a handful of American States. This lack of recognition is not surprising: all cars have Armenian license plates, currency is the Armenian Dram and their flag looks suspiciously like the Armenian tricolor coarsely abused with Tipp-Ex.
Even Armenia refrains from labeling their neighbours as an independent country. It means you can easily cross the unrecognised border and receive your visa as a separate sticker. In Armenia, we search for petroglyphs high in the Caucasus and prepare for a ride aboard the longest cable car in the world.
Why would I want to go there?
Armenia consists of a large plateau, while the bordering regions are mountainous, forested and dotted with hot springs. In addition to jingalov hats and monuments of a varying degree of subtlety, Armenia boasts a surplus of monasteries and presents itself as the first Christian country in the world. In reality, the Armenian-Apostolic faith is an eclectic mix of Christianity and much older customs. During holidays like Vardavar, fertility goddess Astghik is worshiped and a 2000 year-old plane tree is decorated with claws and heads of sacrificed roosters.
|10 October 2020||18 October 2020||9 days||4-8||yes|
- international flight Amsterdam – Vienna – Yerevan
- transport during the tour
- accommodation based on double room, including breakfast (except final morning
- excursions and entrance fees
- travel insurance
- meals (unless stated otherwise)
- personal expenses
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Curious about this tour? Complete the contact form to get more information about Unrecognised Stops (III) (in Dutch). If you’d rather chat in English, give us a call at +31 6 81 83 20 58.