With summer sun in our luggage through the west of Armenia

  The summer heat of July has long since transformed the lush flower meadows in southern Armenia into golden steppe landscape. Fresh greenery can still be found almost only around housing estates, which are often located in river valleys. And the following two typical features that we would like to share with you ­čśë       After the most southeastern point of our journey, the Tatev monastery, we head northwest for the first time. We will stay in this… Read more…

The land of big hearts and fascinating landscapes – Armenia

  Although situated at an altitude of almost 2000 metres, the weather on the shores of Lake Sevan is mostly mild and we spend relaxing days in hammocks and camping chairs. The only visitors we get are the herds of cows and goats that pass by every day.         In terms of area, Armenia is less than half the size of Bavaria, but it has an average altitude of just under 1,800 metres, making it one of… Read more…

The Shiny Side of the Medal in the Caucasus – Armenia

  Armenia, Georgia’s small neighbour, we approach with scepticism on the one hand – I wonder if the mentality and friendliness here might be different? – but on the other hand, completely unprejudiced. Because when we cross the border, we are still quite uninformed about the country itself. This is not necessarily a disadvantage, but in the case of Bulgaria, for example, it revealed a really nice surprise. Only about the entry itself did we try to inform ourselves in… Read more…

Entering Armenia with your own vehicle

  Entering Armenia with your own vehicle (coming from Georgia) Status: 06.2022 Border crossing: Sadakhlo – Bagratashen Summary in a nutshell: Vehicle interior is inspected in two places Pillion passengers have to cross the border separately on foot, including passport control no import tax for motorbikes Step 1 Import vehicle: pay tax at the counter of Ararat Bank. Payment optimal in AMD (9850) alternatively in EUR (22) or GEL (75) – as of 05/22 Step 2 Import of vehicle: Closing… Read more…