It’s no secret that Armenia has Wonderful people, interesting history, fresh food, low prices, sunny weather, and the slower pace of life. Almost everybody enjoys the time spent in Armenia.
Here are some PRO’s why you need to visit Armenia and stay :)
1. MILITANT HOSPITALITY
Armenian hospitality is legendary. It may sound cliche or exaggerated, there are plenty of hospitable people elsewhere—Ghana, Thailand, and Ibiza–to name a few places, but nothing that compares to Armenia.
Some might call it “militant hospitality”. Almost any spontaneous interaction with an Armenian leads to a lengthy conversation, an offering of free candy, gifts, or services and, if you just wait for it, an invitation for your whole family to visit their house.
Visits follow a familiar pattern: there are abundant amounts of drinks, treats, and smiles; freshly prepared food comes rolling out of the kitchen; kids are dressed, fed, and entertained; family members may be sent to the store to buy extra drinks or toys. Resistance is useless.
And it’s not just Armenians in Armenia; I think this type of hospitality is true for Armenians everywhere. It’s in their blood.
Armenia is so safe, that if there would be a little kid standing next to the road right now he’d be fine because someone would take care of him.
Armenia is homogeneous. People here act like they're one big family, sharing the same identity and troubled history. Arguably, they really do need each other to survive. Maybe that's why Armenia is such a safe place, devoid of the kind of petty crime, scams, and street violence that make most other countries feel a bit scary.
Armenia is one of the last truly cheap countries out there. Armenians don’t necessarily agree (if you don’t have money, everything is expensive) but compared to other countries—many of which are much less pleasant to live or work in—prices are low.
For example, a bag full of fresh veggies costs maybe three dollars. Dinner for two in a good restaurant will set you back only $30.
Even better, in my opinion, is that it doesn’t matter much where you go. There’s not a huge difference between shops and restaurants. Sure, there are a few malls and "oligarch" hangouts that are too pricey for the average Armenian, but overall there is no big difference between economic classes.
Also, products and services are typically priced according to their cost and value, not according to hype or status, which is refreshing.
4. IT‘S ALWAYS SUNNY IN ARMENIA
Armenia has over 300 sunny days a year.
All this sun is not only good for the mood, but also for the produce: apricots, grapes, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, melons, and pomegranates all grow marvelously in Armenia, as do tomatoes, zucchini’s, peppers, onions, carrots, potatoes, eggplants, cabbages, and pumpkins. Seasonal vegetables taste amazing and cost little.
5. HISTORY & CULTURE
History has not been kind to Armenians: think massacres, earthquakes, and economic devastation. But Armenians have been around long enough to be involved in several of the worlds great empires, like the Ottoman, Persian, and the Russian ones. They’ve produced some of the best paintings and music–think Aivazovsky and Aznavour. And they even have claims to the oldest winery and brewery.
The soil of present day Armenia is a geologist’s dream; a few years ago one of them stumbled on the world’s oldest shoe (5,000 years old, Size 37). And of course: Armenia is the first country in the world to become Christian and has beautiful old monasteries and churches to spare.
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