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THE DISPUTED SERIES, DAY 7

KARABAKH – ARMENIA

The end of the Armenian Karabakh road trip. Before heading back, we drove up north for about 30 minutes to visit the Gandzasar Monastery. It was another impressive view, but I would have been happy to miss it since it didn’t provide anything unique.

The end of the Armenian Karabakh road trip

FACTS….

  • Most people with in Karabakh are Armenians and Azerbaijanis.
  • The people of Karabakh wish to be recognized as an independent state, separate from Armenia and Azerbaijan.
  • The dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan arose from their independence from Russia.
  • The current population of Karabakh is estimated to be around 150,000 people, living in the disputed region.
Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in Karabakh. The end of the Armenian Karabakh road trip

The end of the Armenian Karabakh road trip

SHUSHI

On the way back we dropped into a place called Sushi just south of Stepanakert. It’s amazing how quiet these huge monasteries are, given their size and historical significance in the region. I had the Shushi Ghazanchetsots Cathedral and Shushi Mosque all to myself. They are impressive buildings but not sure they come close to what I seen yesterday LINK.

The end of the Armenian Karabakh road trip

YEREVAN

Arriving in Yerevan I went back to the cascade and obviously had to eat at the same place I did yesterday. Armenian food isn’t so bad; you just need to know what to order to fully enjoy the culinary experience.

Snow covered mountains in Yerevan, Armenia. The end of the Armenian Karabakh road trip
David Simpson at the Cascade Complex in Yerevan, Armenia.
David Simpson at the Cascade Complex in Yerevan, Armenia.

FINAL THOUGHTS

It’s clear to see that the beauty of Armenia is well outside of Yerevan and any trip to Armenia without leaving the capital is wasted I’d say.

NEXT UP

Flying to Moldova on my way to Transnistria. Click to read.

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This post is part of The Disputed Series, click to explore or for episode 1 click here.
To watch the video of my trip, head to my highlights on my Instagram.

Question Time

  • Have you been to Yerevan, what was your experience like?
  • What was your highlight?
  • Did you try the food?

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