What you should expect in Armenia is some of the world’s oldest settlements, beautiful folk music, a mass of ancient churches, an attractive countryside landscape and one of the largest alpine lakes in the world. It’s a beautiful country regarding both culture and nature with a long and sometimes sad history.

In terms of crime, Armenia is one of the safest places you can be. Assaults are very uncommon. The people are kind and very hospitable so don’t be surprised if you’re invited to a stranger’s home for xhorovatz (Armenian barbeque) or khash meal (similar to menudo) or even a cup of Armenian coffee and have your fortune read.