82 | I Didn't Know THIS About Armenia
Armenia 🇦🇲 is one of those places where I didn't know what to expect. I heard so many stories but here's some of the things I truly loved:
Yerevan, the capital. This is one of the most popular attractions: The Cascades and it's basically a giant staircase with some incredible views of the entire city and some cool contemporary art. If you climb the entire staircase you'll be rewarded with a full view of the stunning Mount Ararat. 🗻
Culture & history. Armenia is also a great destination for culture and history fans. It was the very first country in the world to adopt Christianity as its main religion. Here's a few great spots to check out all across the country, mainly temples and monasteries:
Temple of Garni
Wine. This is actually one of the oldest winemaking regions in the world. The rolling hills of Armenia have provided fertile soil for grape production for a 1,000 years. Areni is one of my favourite wines. In fact, Areni-1 winery is a 6100-year-old winery that was discovered in 2007, you should check it out. 🍷
Food. My favourite one is lavash, the traditional flatbread. We made it with a local Chef and the technique was fascinating, learned so much from them. Trying the local honey unexpectedly on the road was one of the highlights for sure! 🍯
Nature. Probably the highest concentration of totally diverse landscapes I've seen in long time and plenty of activities to do. 🌳
I've spoken with some people and all of them told me: “I didn't know Armenia was like that”. Well, I guess time to watch it here! Do you agree? 🤪
If you have some cool stories about Armenia (or any other country I should visit), I’d love to chat with you on Twitter or Instagram.
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🗺️ Road To 197
Armenia 🇦🇲 has been my 69th country but I've recently visited my 78th country in 🇸🇱 Sierra Leone. You can do the math and see I'm 9 videos (countries) ahead with my content (around 2 months). I have to because the videos take me really long time to plan, shoot, edit and publish.
Technically I've just seen 40% of the world (78/197 countries). As a reminder I follow the UN list: 193 UN members + 2 UN observers (Vatican + Palestine) + 2 disputed: Taiwan + Kosovo (these are recognised by 100+ countries). That means that a lot of Caribbean islands are excluded as well as Hong Kong, Gibraltar, etc. Still a long way to complete the 197 countries but I can only take one country at a time. Each country is an adventure itself. 🎒
I've been spending time in West Africa, particularly in August to shoot a mini series I plan to publish in October on the channel. This has been the most challenging thing ever so far as logistics in West Africa are not easy but I'm really excited to share these episodes with you! 🍿
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