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Top Cities in Northern Armenia
Alaverdi isn't a popular stop for travelers..
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Maksim Gor'kiy is not really a tourist..
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Koghes isn't really a tourist destination, and..
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Step'anavan is not much of a tourist spot. ..
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Dilijan is among Armenia's least visited places...
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Vanadzor isn't really a tourist destination, and..
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Vanadzor is a cute little place, set away in the mountains of Armenia.  The road there looks a lot like parts of Ireland. The people are nice and always willing to lend a helping hand, although the roads are rough and sometimes running water is an issue.  The best food is homecooked by a native, though the restaurants are quaint in a rough sort of way.  Never drain your glass though, unless you want it filled immediately!
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Alaverdi is an industrial town located in the northern Debed River gorge in Lori Marz in northeastern Armenia.  It is dominated by natural beauty and manmade monstrosities: huge derelict and abandoned factories and a twenty-story high smokestack that belches the refuse from the copper-smelting plant below.  On a clear day, the mountains that surround the town are enough to blot out the Soviet-made, concrete mess below, especially when viewed from the plateau-top villages of Odzun, Haghpat and Sanahin that surround Alaverdi. Alaverdi is an important city as it lies on the main road between Tbilisi and Yerevan, though the winding, narrow mountain pass roads that surround it do not make it appear so.  If traveling from Yerevan to Tbilisi, make a right and cross over the Debed River on the first main double bridge from the west bank to the east bank of river, then make a left to continue north to the Georgian border.  The road on the east bank is much better than on the west.  You also avoid driving through town, but get a great view of the historic center with its church, square and medieval foot bridge from the elevated road on the east bank.  The road through town on the west bank is riddled with pot holes.
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Dilijan is a beautiful town, especially in the summer. In Lorri Marz, it's surrounded by trees and an ideal place to go hiking. If you go, look around to see if a Peace Corps Volunteer lives there who can show you around.
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