Armenia Trip Day1&2 – Tsaghkadzor Ropeway, Sevan Lake, Dilijan Park
Despite it is more than a year but seems it only happened yesterday. All the memories we had are still fresh in my mind.
Indeed that moment is a truly memorable vacation for all of us.
Our Armenia trip is really special for hubby and I as it was our first ever out of the country vacation (aside from Dubai & Philippines)
It was September 2016 during the Eid Holiday. Our vacation may be a bit short but the five days are totally maximized to the fullest.
Our trip looks extravagant as we almost explore each province of Armenia, But it was not. It is actually a practical, simple, and adventurous one.
After an hour of resting and snacks, we decided to start exploring this city by Walk.
Republic Square known locally as Hraparak is the central town square in Yerevan the capital of Armenia.
The Architecture ensemble includes the Government House, the History Museum, the National Gallery, the Armenia Marriot Hotel, and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Transport and Communications.
There are lots of cafes and restaurants that serve Armenian Dishes in this area.
After fulfilling our eyes exploring Yerevan City we have to fulfill our tummy too. We had our first Armenian dinner at Old Erivan walking distance as well from our apartment.
The night ended with a sumptuous meal and tasty wine at Old Erivan Restaurant.
Our second day starts as early as 07:00 am. All of us got up from the bed and had our quick homemade breakfast.
09:00 am sharp our tour guide rang our doorbell. All of us are excited to dig deeper into what Armenia can show us more.
Our First stop is in Tsaghkadzor Ropeway an ideal first activity of the day. The thrill we had riding in this open cable car really boost our energy.
We really had fun trying this exciting ride. The ticket cost is reasonable for the experience it will give you.
You can enjoy your time freely as the ticket has no timing expiration enough time for you to enjoy this view.
We left the place around 11:00 am for our next stop at the Sevan Lake.
The view in Sevan Lake is really amazing and relaxing. I don’t know how I felt that time as I was really overwhelmed and happy.
It may sound exaggerating but we were really mesmerized by the view. We felt that we had been in a place where everything is manmade and losing the presence of God’s natural gifts to mankind.
After the sightseeing, we had our simple lunch at the restaurant with a terrace overlooking the Lake.
The fish are really tasty and fresh.
I found these interesting pieces good for souvenirs. Unfortunately, bringing this heavy stuff would definitely unpractical for OFW like us.
The last major stop for the day is the Dilijan National Park.
Thousand of trees and fresh mountain waters are the memories we had in this park.
Our guide was so generous though we told him were fine he still insisted on treating us a snack. It is cool experiencing eating their local corn along the road. Many tourists from the bus are staring and looks want to try it too. Unfortunately, buses are not permitted to stop in this area.
We definitely had the right decision to rent a private car rather joining a group bus tour. Why? aside from owning our time we got a chance to explore Armenia in Armenian simple way.
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