Armenia… The often overlooked nation has tons of activities to keep even the most discerning traveler happy through the duration of your stay. That said, it’s also possible to get into a little bit of trouble so here are some Armenian Street Smarts to keep you safe!
1. Don’t Be Afraid of the Locals
In general, Armenians are always very friendly when talking to visitors. They’re a warm-hearted people who will bend over backwards to help out a stranger. If you’re lost or you just have questions, consider asking a resident.
2. Don’t Take the Midday Buses
When in a big city like Armenia’s capital of Yerevan, the buses in the middle of the day are always super crowded to the point that finding a seat is basically impossible. Instead, take the city’s underground transit. It’s just as inexpensive and much quicker.
3. Don’t Stay in the Cities All the Time
Armenian cities are great, but if you skip the nation’s gorgeous countryside, you’re not getting the most of your trip. Consider taking a vacation to some of the world’s oldest wineries.
4. Don’t Go to Bed Early
Especially when you’re spending some time in a big city, be sure to take a little late night trip to one of the inner city’s thriving cafes. They’re a perfect opportunity for a little bit of people watching.
5. Don’t Skip the Vernissage
These open air markets are scattered throughout Armenia. They’re a great place to find some homegrown crafts like jewelry, woodwork, paintings, and a whole lot more. These artisan-crafted treasures are perfect souvenirs for pretty much any traveler.
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