You can get the visa once landed at
the Yerevan airport; 30 euro (15.000 DRAM), painlessly
in 10 minutes, but watch out cheating happened to
me (read the
The Armenian local currency
is the one used in Nagorno, the change ratio at the
time of the travel (Dec07) was:
1 USD= 307 DRAM. (buying DRAM)
1 EURO= 458 DRAM (buying DRAM)
You can change money
almost everywhere and you can pay bigger amounts (i.e.
accommodation) directly in euro, but you risk to loose
money with the change ratio
Russian language helps
Dont' underrate how it could help to have even a basic
knowledge of Russian, in particular to know the numbers
will tunred out extremely useful in negotiations.
English won't support you that much.
At the hotel
Don't take for granted the hot water; ask both
if there's and if it's 24h. It can happen they turn
on only when you require and it's quite annoying
Finding an open restaurant after 21.00 can be quite
tough, so move on earlier unless you want to experience
the risk of skipping the dinner
If you suffer motion sickness, the twisting mountainy
roads and the high speed of Armenian drivers wont'
help. Bring you pills!