Why Armenia?

Everyone who follows this blog knows that I currently live in Armenia. Everyone knows that I blog not only to document my travels and share hundreds of my pictures with you. One of the reasons why I keep blogging is to promote traveling in Armenia and South Caucasus.
I know many bloggers that visited Armenia. I even met some of them during their travels and I follow their sites daily. One day I decided to ask them to help me encourage people to travel to Armenia.
Every Monday from now on, I will be featuring travelers and bloggers that have visited Armenia. Every author will share three reasons to visit the country along with some great pictures taken by him/her while in Armenia.

Today I’m happy to present you Katrinka from Katrinka Abroad

So, why Armenia?
1. The summer nights in Yerevan.
Summer days in Yerevan are torturously hot. But at night, the air cools off and the entire city comes out to promenade. Yerevan’s famous café culture swings, with sidewalks crammed full of people of all ages drinking brandy or noshing on pizza. The fountain in the city center explodes with color and music and families with small children rub elbows with teenagers on dates. I spent every night sitting, wandering, people-watching; it was a joy to soak up the nighttime energy.
Sevan Lake
2. The rural countryside.
Yerevan is modern and vibrant, but the countryside of Armenia is still rural. Exploring the many churches that dot the country give you an insight into the culture of Armenia, and the startlingly blue Lake Sevan is an oasis in the middle of this land-locked country.
Yerevan, Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral
3. The apricots.
I’ve never in my life eaten apricots as exquisite as those I had during July in Armenia. I thought the fresh apricots in Turkey were special. Then I went to Georgia and thought it couldn’t get any better. Armenia’s apricots blew both away. It might just be fruit, but it was a little bit of heaven to me.
About the Author
Katrinka Nadworny is an analogue photographer, writer, and expat currently living in Istanbul, Turkey. She is a seeker of the stunning, a collector of little mysteries, and an addict of off-beat delight. Katrinka was named HostelWorld’s Storyteller of the Year 2013.
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