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National Geographic Traveler Magazine in Armenian


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Those visiting Yerevan this summer noticed a yellow publication in the windows of kiosks and bookshops: It was the Armenian edition of the world famous and the most widely read traveler magazine: The National Georgraphic Traveler.

The English edition of the magazine has millions of readers. The magazine has been an inspiring tool for many generations in discovering almost all parts of the world. Local-language versions of the magazine are published in serveral countries such as China, Spain, Russia, the Netherlands, Poland, Hungary, etc. Now National Geographic Traveler is published in Armenia, too.

The Armenian edition aims to rediscover Armenia and introduce the reader to sightseeing locations worldwide.

The National Geographic Traveler Club

This is a unique club established for the purpose of organizing travel and leisure in an efficient way.The club provides its members with information and advices about traveling in Armenia and abroad.

By subscribing to National Geographic Traveler magazine you become a full member of the club! Members can share impressions and experiences. Their stories may be published in the magazine.

Editor in Chief Ruben Mangasaryan and the rest of the team are doing their best to maintain the international standards of National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Editor Seda Muradyan, Art Director Armen Patvakanyan and a group of dedicated writers (Vahan Ishkhanyan, Tigran Mangasaryan, Mark Grigoryan, Azniv Andreasyan, Marianna Grigoryan, Gayane Mkrtchyan, Shushan Harutyunyan) and photographers Anahit Hayrapetyan and Inna Mkhitaryan, are all integral part of this unique team.

The website (http://www.traveler.am/) is accessible in English and Armenian. Currently you can find the special winter 2008 issue in the market.

You are invited to subscribe to this magazine: Annual subscription fee is $32.50 + $36 shipping (6 issues) outside Armenia. Armenian postal services cover almost all countries in the world.

Fill the subscription form on the right column of the English Home page here.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding National Geographic Traveler Armenia, you can contact traveler@traveler.am or call +37410 587329.

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Photos from the website:






Additional photos are available in the photo gallery here

The Special issue: Winter 2008


The Blessing of the Grapes

The new issue of National Geographic Traveler Armenia is out in October 2008. Main topic: How to reach the summit of Mount Ararat.

There is a day in the year when church-goers drop by the market on their way to church. They shop for grapes, because on this special day ordinary plastic bags of grapes enter the church as “forbidden fruit” and leave it blessed. While raisins and stuffed vine leaves are always on the table, believers are not allowed to eat fresh grapes before Assumption day.

Hiking to Khustup
A horse and donkey ride in flip-flops. Destination: Mount Khustup, a gorgeous two-headed giant standing 3214 meters tall. When you see it from a distance, you wish you were there: on its slopes, or at least at its foot.

 Trekh: the Armenian Moccasin
Traditionally, on the eve of a wedding the bride’s parents had to give the groom a pair of red-stringed trekhs. The last time Sedrak Vesirian wore trekhs was a few months ago; the first time trekhs were worn was in the second millennium before Christ.

A Miniature Russia in the North of Armenia
It feels eerie. A two-hour ride takes you from Yerevan to a completely different world, with smiley blond kids playing amongst sycamore trees and Russian-style houses. Surely you are still in Armenia, amidst a mountain landscape typical for the Armenian North. And yet if you just look at the people and the houses, it feels like a Russian village. The village is called Fioletovo and the people living there are called Molokans. They are ethnic Russians, resettled in the Caucasus in the early 19th century.

Round Sevan: A three-day journey along the lakeshore (see photo below).
I’m driving solo with a well-packed boot: an inflatable boat, a tent, a sleeping bag, maps, and of course my camera. That is all I need for this voyage. It may sound strange but I need to be on my own. One-to-one with Lake Sevan, I can meditate, shaking off the city’s noise and cares, enjoying my favorite places on the lakeshore.

Other topics:
- The Devil's Bridge
- The Dragon Rock
- A Man-Made Cave
- Armenia’s Biggest Meal
- Of Wines and Fortresses

Round Sevan: A three-day journey along the lakeshore

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2008 (12455 reads), comments: 1
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Posted by Hratch Davidian Padoyan on Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A BIG thank you to Azad-Hye for writing about this magazine..

I think every single Armenian parent should subscribe to this magazine, at least for their kid's sake!

Armenia has much more to offer...

Let the new generation discover those VALUES and new destinations!

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