Try T’tu Lavash
Think of fruit roll-ups, but if they were made in giant sheets and sun-dried outdoors. This beloved Armenian snack can be found on the streets with street vendors cutting bite-sized strips for people to sample. It’s made primarily from Armenian apricot which is their national fruit. This delicacy can be eaten on its own or even wrapped in walnuts or cashews for a healthier alternative.
Check out the Unique Mirzoyan Library
This isn’t just any regular library. It was photographer Karen Mirzyoyan’s workspace that he upcycled from an old historic courtyard with creaking balconies and stairs. He initially transformed this place by turning it into a personal museum that featured 100 fine photography books. It became such a hit that he opened it to the public and started hosting local photographers. It was a hub for people to share their artworks and an oasis for the artists.
Sample the Fruit Flavored Wines
When wine comes into mind, usually people think about red, white, or even rosé. In Armenia, one of the oldest countries to produce wine, fruit wine is a staple. Mt. Ararat is where most high-quality grapes are produced and it creates flavorful tastes such as pomegranate, apricot, and more. Fruit wine has less of an alcohol percentage and is usually paired even during lunchtime for that punch of sweetness with a buzz.
Ski-in the Winter Wonderland of Tsaghkadzor
Tsaghkadzor is the perfect place to visit in the winter if you’re an adrenaline junkie who loves skiing. It’s a relatively cheap place to ski and for just $12 you can rent ski equipment for the entire day. The top of the view is at an altitude of 2819 meters where you can see a panoramic view of Ararat mountain and Lake Sevan.