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Winter tourism: Skiing in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia

Cahkadzor-si-resort-Armenia

The location of Armenia in subtropical zone between the ridges of central part of Caucasus Minor and the fact, that more than 90% of its territory at a height of more than 1000 km above the sea level determine the basic characteristic of the climate of Armenia. It is formed here by air masses of midlatitudes. In summer tropical continental air masses encroach from the South. In winter the air above Armenian Plateau is strongly cooled and the area of high air-pressure sets here.

Great Offbeat Places to Go in 2012: Nagorno Karabakh

Karabakh mountains

If you’re looking for an adventure, this landlocked autonomous region Artsakh Republic (Nagorno Karabakh) between Armenia and Azerbaijan is the place to go. It’s the kind of place that’s so contested that not only does it not have an embassy, but its “Office of Permanent Representation” in Armenia doesn’t even ask if you want your visa pasted into your passport. They know you don’t, so they just attach it with a paper clip.

Travel to Tallinn, Estonia

Tallin city, Estonia

Almost twenty years since shedding the Soviet yoke, Estonia still pulsates with the excitement and adrenaline of a fledgling state – and nowhere more so than in its dynamic capital Tallinn.

After centuries of foreign rule, Estonians have finally got control of their country and they’re determined to enjoy every minute of it. In fact, with the economy booming, cultural events rife, and a restaurant and nightlife scene that keep going from strength to strength, Tallinners have never had it better!

Lviv – arts and industrial city

Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv as a popular tourist destination – a great European city, an integral and crucial component of the image of modern Ukraine.

Being a part of Galicia and a real Mecca for tourism, the city of Lviv in Ukraine had considerable historical path of development, having had terrible shocks repeatedly. The external face of the city, developed tourism, living space, numerical and national composition, occupation and culture of its inhabitants were changed not only over the centuries, but also due to historical changes that have occurred over more than 750-year existence of the city.

Tatev – Armenia’s tourism visit card

Tatev monastery, Armenia

Tatev  monastery is situated near the village of the same name in part of Zangezur – ancient Syunik. The monastery was founded in the ninth century in place of a tabernacle well-known in ancient times. The strategically advantageous location on a cape formed by a deep river gorge with precipitous rocky slopes favored the construction of a mighty defense complex there.

Travel to Georgia

Georgia map

Situated at the strategically important crossroads where Europe meets Asia, Georgia has a unique and ancient cultural heritage, and is famed for its traditions of hospitality and cuisine.

Over the centuries, Georgia was the object of rivalry between Persia, Turkey and Russia, before being eventually annexed by Russia in the 19th century.