Geo: 40.1793, 44.5102Organizing tours in Armenia has been a bust so far - rather than spend a lot of time and effort moving from place to place in the country, the strategy was pretty much basing myself out of Yerevan and do tours around Armenia. But there was one problem - Envoy's tours are contingent on minimum numbers, and today's planned tour fell through. It sounded great when I tri... Read Full Entry
In Vino ...... a highly-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor, but it's really more of a wine bar where you can get some cheese and cold cut platters. I had wanted to try at least a couple of glasses of Armenian wine, starting with a white and then followed up with either a rose or a red - but the staff was too busy laughing and chatting amongst themselves after I finished the first glass, so I simply left. Service in Yerevan has been quite spotty, so far. It didn't help that the wine wasn't anything special - the white was very light and almost bland, which wasn't the worst thing to drink on a scorcher of a day.
Artashi Mot ...... another highly-rated spot on TripAdvisor, but quite disappointing. The roasted eggplant, pepper, and tomato were bland and mushy. The mushrooms were shrivelled up, and the potato burnt. The chicken was ... ok, still fairly juicy but with a bitter aftertaste and surprisingly, the white meat was far juicier and tastier than the dark. Easily the worst meal in the Caucasus, so far.