Armenia

Armenia straddles the border between Europe and Asia, both geographically and culturally. With its tough past hopefully behind it, Armenia now looks forward to growing and developing in coming years, meaning it currently offers an unusual chance to see a country on the verge of major change. Start its expressive capital city, Yerevan, or a trip to one of its mountaintop monasteries.

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Stuart Wadsworth reports on Armenia’s cognac capital, Yerevan, enjoying a glass or two of brandy as he calls in on the Central Bazaar food market, the impressive Cascade steps and even a Beatles tribute bar… In the shadow of the fabled Mount Ararat, Yerevan stands at a crossroads between Asian…

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After some ‘cultural misunderstandings’ Michael Bailey finally finds what he was looking for when he set out cycling amidst the monasteries and mountains of Armenia… I was willing to admit my knowledge failings in the field of classical music but I had never realised the term included “Cotton Eye Joe”. I…