• Published on Aug 21, 2018
  • I left Yerevan after 3 nights there, I took the collective taxi 2500 Drams (£4) to Gyumri, the second biggest city in Armenia. The journey to 2.5 hours. When I finally managed to check into the hostel, I instantly made some friends with two Georgians and and Armenian girl, they showed me around, we visited a workshop to see some locals crafting some ornaments. Emma (The Armenian girl) kindly invited us into her home and gave us some Armenian Lavash. Her hospitality was incredible. I also learned about the earth quake in Gyumri in 1988 and was shown some of the streets that were destroyed, also two tops off a church that fell off and now sit outside. Emma and Carl are very talented creators with art and design, check their social media links out here:

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Comments • 63

  • Aaron Explores
    Aaron Explores  8 months ago +5


    • S M
      S M 8 months ago

      Aaron Explores now we know you were there during the finals

  • Ana K
    Ana K 6 days ago

    I do reside in the US my apology 🌺🌺🌺

  • Ana K
    Ana K 6 days ago

    You are such intelligent guy ,how genuinely you except the hospitality ,I have watched so many videos yet yours spoke so much genuinely ,well I like both of the pictures ,well I am Armenian from Georgian so I do know both of those countries ,although now I reside in Georgia 🌺🌺🌺

    • Aaron Explores
      Aaron Explores  5 days ago

      Thanks for your kind words. Then Georgians and Armenians are some of the most hospitable

  • jose marques
    jose marques 8 days ago

    Aaron, so you didn't knew about the huge quake in 88? Please, do watch the incredible movie they made on it, there's also good documentaries, I think you'll want to see a couple after the movie. Basically, the 6.9 that wouldn't be a big deal in other countries, due to the poor quality of construction, in just 30 seconds completely leveled Spitak and Leninakan (now Gyumri) and many other villages. A large number of countries acted to aid. It's a touching story and a huge life lesson that anyone should watch and learn, after this you'll have a small idea on how strong Armenian people are. This is the only site that I found where you can play with downloaded subtitles (if stuck in chapta, just reload the page)

  • todd 46992
    todd 46992 Month ago

    New subscriber here. Love your videos

  • Julia Smith
    Julia Smith 2 months ago

    Thanks a bunch.

  • Ali Bexh
    Ali Bexh 3 months ago

    Fuck yoo armenia

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    Karlen Varderesyan ջա՜ն))

  • Shaun Pierce
    Shaun Pierce 3 months ago +1

    So would you recommend a visit to Armenia? I like to go to more obscure places.

    • Aaron Explores
      Aaron Explores  3 months ago +1

      Sure, the people are very warm and welcoming. There are other activities to do and definitely more to discover then what I was able to show.

  • Vicca Luxemburg Prinses
    Vicca Luxemburg Prinses 7 months ago +2

    That is not new street it's a restoration

    • Aaron Explores
      Aaron Explores  7 months ago +1

      That's what I meant, sorry if I didn't explain that properly

  • Jumping Places
    Jumping Places 7 months ago +2

    Enjoyed this one, found some nice people to hang out with :D Do many people speak english there?

    • Aaron Explores
      Aaron Explores  7 months ago

      I'm glad you enjoyed it, not many people. More people in the capital city (but that is usually the case)

  • Levan Saralidze
    Levan Saralidze 7 months ago +4

    At 9:25 "khachapuri"(full name Acharuli khachapuri ( name one of the region of Georgia where this pastry is baking)) is Georgian!!!

  • Mike Simo
    Mike Simo 7 months ago +7

    Bravo from Glendale California

    • Mike Simo
      Mike Simo 7 months ago

      You are very welcome brother, keep on traveling. Left the old country back in 1987 and I am missing it every single day.

    • Aaron Explores
      Aaron Explores  7 months ago

      Thanks a lot Mike 😀

  • bumzilla 85
    bumzilla 85 8 months ago +1

    Can’t wait for turkey the girls are mmmmmm

  • YouriK11
    YouriK11 8 months ago +12

    Thank you from Armenia ❤

  • walter finocchiaro
    walter finocchiaro 8 months ago +2

    Hello Aaron
    Do you know Couchsurfing? Thank you

  • TapTap Team
    TapTap Team 8 months ago +4

    This story is so authentic and fun! Especially that you experienced it with the locals! :)

    • Aaron Explores
      Aaron Explores  8 months ago

      I'm glad think so, thanks for your feedback 👍😁

  • literallycaneven
    literallycaneven 8 months ago +3

    #1 better

  • AwesomeSauce
    AwesomeSauce 8 months ago +3

    Hey Aron, love your video, i just alweys wondered how you decide to visit eastern countris so often? That was a strange santance. Lol.

    • Aaron Explores
      Aaron Explores  8 months ago

      Hi, thanks. I find there is more appreciation for tourists over there, people have always been welcoming over there. It's nice going to countries fewer people speak about

  • Stephen Morton
    Stephen Morton 8 months ago +2

    awesome. that meal, those paintings. smiles back to you.
    good stuff Aaron, you're an ambassador.

  • Mina Bouhtti
    Mina Bouhtti 8 months ago +4

    Hi Ur Instagram dont work ?

    • Mina Bouhtti
      Mina Bouhtti 6 months ago

      Yes it's the right one 😊
      Thank's 🍻

    • Aaron Explores
      Aaron Explores  8 months ago +1

      Try this link, thanks for letting me know

  • matt clark
    matt clark 8 months ago +2

    Good to see towns and places being shown that a lot of other vloggers don’t 👍

    • Aaron Explores
      Aaron Explores  8 months ago

      Thanks, I actually typed it into youtube while I was uploading it to see if any known vloggers had been there. Nope ☺️

  • Little Big Gains
    Little Big Gains 8 months ago +5

    Seriously bro, you are the only travel channel I watch. It's amazing how much genuine bang you get out of pretty much anything fate puts on your path. The world needs more people like you. PS. I recommend Emma starts a shop on Etsy.

    • Aaron Explores
      Aaron Explores  8 months ago +1

      That's insane bro, thanks. Yes I love things like that. I haven't heard of Etsy but I will tell her. Nice one 👊

  • S M
    S M 8 months ago +4

    actually the flat bread is what's called lavash. the dish she served is prob a variation of ghapama. don't listen to georgians lol

    • S M
      S M 5 months ago

      +onewaybadtrip then they don't know what they're saying.

    • onewaybadtrip
      onewaybadtrip 5 months ago

      No I've eaten that. They call it lavash aswell
      Too bad is not as tasty as it looks unfortunately

    • Aaron Explores
      Aaron Explores  8 months ago

      Ahhh ok, the lavash was nice too, super flat and fresh 👌

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  • KaaTa LasTer
    KaaTa LasTer 8 months ago +1

    8:30 middle :D

  • Amazigh DZ
    Amazigh DZ 8 months ago +2


    GEORGIEN 8 months ago +2

    3:19 ahahah :D Armenians are great people

  • Téle ZerMatrith
    Téle ZerMatrith 8 months ago +2

    Good mr aaron 👋

    • Aaron Explores
      Aaron Explores  8 months ago +1

      Hello bro, thanks for watching again 👋👍👊