Ways To Maintain Your Sanity During Problems

30 Sep 2019

It can be easy to lose your sense of sanity when problems start piling up. You might feel like you are drowning in a sea of stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. That’s where this blog post comes in.

Lean on Your Friends

Friends are a great support. Lean on them when times get tough, and you’re struggling to maintain your sanity. You can also try leaning on your pet for comfort. Dogs are known as man’s best friend, so take advantage of that during difficult moments in life.

Your friends will be there to help you through anything. They can give you advice and guidance and will always keep things in perspective. Another effective way of maintaining your sanity is working with others facing similar issues as you are. 

Having friends and family members who will be there for you during these difficult periods can help keep you sane because they know exactly what it feels like and how challenging life situations can get sometimes. However, if this isn’t possible, try searching online for community groups like yours where people discuss their struggles together and offer support to each other.

Work on Your Relaxing

It would help if you made time to relax and refocus your efforts on something that calms you down after a long day of work or school. Find something you love doing, whether it’s reading books in the park, listening to music by yourself for an hour each night before bedtime, booking and playing an escape game adventure, or whatever makes you happy enough. Then, when life gets out of hand again, at least there will be one thing left unharmed. It’s important not to forget about yourself when going through tough times, so finding ways to relax is very helpful.

Take Time To Refocus and Relearn

Refocusing and relearning is an essential part in maintaining your sanity. You may have a lot going on in life, and you need to find a way to balance it all, but sometimes the only thing that works for some people is taking time for themselves when they’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed out.

You can refocus and relearn through meditation, yoga, practicing mindfulness by breathing deeply into yourself, or finding another activity that helps you refocus and get back to who you are as an individual. It might take time away from everything else going on around you now, but spending time with yourself will help clear your head. Then, when you return to what was causing stress before, things won’t seem quite as bad anymore since it’s been given more perspective after having time to refocus.

Dig Deep and Hang On to Your Purpose

If your reason for being here is to help people, continue helping them through this trying time. Your purpose will not only sustain you but keep you moving forward in the face of adversity.

Humans have a natural tendency to want to run when things get challenging or confusing. But running from problems never solves anything; it just prolongs what you need to do eventually. So dig deep within yourself, take action rather than giving up, and hang on until the end because everything always works out how it should in the end.

Conclusion

In conclusion, if you have your purpose, friends to lean on, relaxing techniques and activities that rejuvenate you, time for refocusing and relearning new skills or coping mechanisms, then the result will always be positive. Whatever issues are occurring in life can’t take away from who you are as a person, nor should they break down all of your resolve because it’s within these times when you feel most vulnerable that your true strength shines through.

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia

29 Sep 2019

My last Tufenkian property during my first trip to Armenia was in Dzoraget. Previously I had visited Tufenkian hotels in Yerevan, Lake Sevan, and Dilijan. Also be sure to read about my favorite Armenian food along Lake Sevan! The Dzoraget property is located inside of a giant gorge with huge cliff faces on either side in the north of the country. The brand promotes its hotels as “Heritage Hotels” and this property has a strong rustic design.

 

Click HERE to get a special rate at the Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel!

 

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

It took an hour and 15 minute drive from Dilijan where I stayed at Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Hotel which you can read about in a separate article. I met the friendly staff at the reception counter and then checked into my room on the second floor.

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

After visiting three other Tufenkian properties I was prepared for what to expect in terms of room design. The room was a bit more modern than the others I had experienced. It did have a few rustic elements thrown in, including the headboard and bedding. The view from the window was looking out over the garden which was quite a nice view. The room had a lounge chair, coffee maker with instant coffee and tea, convenient outlets, a large working desk, and more.

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

I was pleased to find a bathtub and shower combination, and a single sink vanity in the bathroom.

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel had a bit more than the other Tufenkian properties in terms of facilities. This property had an indoor pool, modest fitness center, ping-pong table, multiple dry saunas, billiards table, large patio, and lots of places to relax. Lots of room to stretch out!

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

There were a lot of very photogenic areas of the property that truly encompassed the rustic charm of the property. I saw people who stopped to simply take pictures at the property. Its location is simply stunning!

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Everything I ate was at the restaurant on the first floor of the Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel. The lunch and dinner menu was very similar at all of the Tufenkian properties I’ve visited. However, each location does seem to have a few local specialties in addition to the more standard Armenian dishes that are offered nationwide. Overall, everything I ate was quite good but my recommendation would be for the eggplant stuffed with meat!

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Breakfast was in a buffet format. This was the most extensive buffet at any Tufenkian Hotel that I’ve had. Still focusing on local cuisine, there were just a lot more options. The fruit in Armenia has been simply incredible. I never knew it could taste so sweet outside of Southeast Asia. Now I know!

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

My stay at the Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel was quite smooth! This is one of their best properties in terms of facilities. That being said, there were some areas for improvement. If you’re looking to explore northern Armenia you definitely need to check out the Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel!

Reserve YOUR room at the Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel now!
My last Tufenkian property during my first trip to Armenia was in Dzoraget. Previously I had visited Tufenkian hotels in Yerevan, Lake Sevan, and Dilijan. Also be sure to read about my favorite Armenian food along Lake Sevan! The Dzoraget property is located inside of a giant gorge with huge…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8
Value - 8.2
Feng Shui - 8
Convenience - 7
Service - 7.2

7.7

Armenia!

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

8


 

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel

Hotel

1st street, building 127, Dzoraget 2035, Armenia

Phone: +374 93 947889

 


Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Avan Dzoraget Hotel Review: Picturesque Armenia Armenia Asia Blog Dzoraget Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse

29 Sep 2019

After visiting Tufenkian Hotels in Yerevan and Lake Sevan, I made my way to Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex. Dilijan is a famous Armenian town in the mountains, about an hour and 15 minutes north of Yerevan, making it a popular getaway for locals. Every Armenian I spoke to about Dilijan shared fond memories. Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex envelops this small-town charm with its 19th century style buildings. The property attracts lots of visitors, throughout my stay, I saw many tour groups coming to simply explore the property. Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex is classified as a 3 star hotel but is truly a guesthouse.

 

Click HERE to get a special rate at the Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex!

 

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

I arrived early in the afternoon at the lower entrance and walked up a small hill to get to the reception. I noticed multiple shops that sell all types of souvenirs as well as the café and restaurant. After a smooth check in, I was shown to my room.

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

I stayed in a fairly spacious suite styled like that of the 19th century. The suite featured a large private wrap-around veranda. Standing on the veranda it was possible to look down on nearby local houses and almost feel like a local. Almost.

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

The bathroom was a little bit more modern in its styling and featured a shower stall and single sink vanity. I liked that the shower had a very strong massage shower head.

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

The restaurant is located in a structure that looks like an old house and has both indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant has a similar menu to the other Tufenkian Restaurants I visited around the country, and features lots of traditional Armenian cuisine. This is where I ate my breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The staff were clearly more accustomed to working with foreigners as I noticed there was a lot more smiling than other parts of Armenia! Great.

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Breakfast was in both a buffet and à la carte format. It’s possible to order hot items such as eggs and pancakes along with the cold options on the buffet. In addition to the buffet there are several varieties of coffee available to get your caffeine fix!

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex is perfectly situated just a short five minute walk from the center of the village. There’s lots to explore around the area and to think that this property offers a great starting point for Dilijan adventures. The major feature of the property itself is the charming design. Remember that it is a guesthouse. All in all, I enjoyed my time at the quaint Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex!

Reserve YOUR room at the Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex now!
After visiting Tufenkian Hotels in Yerevan and Lake Sevan, I made my way to Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex. Dilijan is a famous Armenian town in the mountains, about an hour and 15 minutes north of Yerevan, making it a popular getaway for locals. Every Armenian I spoke to about Dilijan…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8
Value - 7
Feng Shui - 7.5
Convenience - 8.5
Service - 7

7.6

Quaint!

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

8


 

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex

Hotel

Sharambeyan St, Dilijan 3901, Armenia

Phone: +374 94 030883

 


Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Tufenkian Old Dilijan Complex Review: Traditional Armenian Guesthouse Armenia Asia Blog Dilijan Hotels

Why Should You Bother To Look After Your Health?

29 Sep 2019

Have you noticed that things haven’t exactly been going smoothly when it comes to your health? It’s likely the case that you are not eating the right foods, getting the right amount of sleep and exercising enough. If this is true, then it’s time to make some changes. But, you might be sitting there wondering why you should bother at all, but really there are a number of reasons. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of them, so keep reading down below if you would like to find out more.

Happier Life

The first reason is that when  you are healthy you have a happier life. When your body has all the nourishment it needs, it’s not feeling lethargic or anything because you are actually active, your life is going to feel much better. The reason for this is because you are going to feel much better in yourself. While you might be a little busier because you need to fit in cooking and exercising, it will all be worth it. If you’re worried about the amount of time that cooking is going to take up, you can always meal prep for the week all in one go. Then, you only have to put the rest of it in the microwave to warm up when the days come around.

For example, you can make some delicious and healthy meals, put them in boxes in individual portions and then you don’t have to worry about the stress of cooking all the time. Check out some awesome new foods such as this blackened shrimp recipe online for inspiration.

Longer Life

The healthier you are, the more likely you are to live a longer life. This of course, doesn’t take into account death through other instances such as accidents, but rather relates to health related issues. When you eat healthy and keep your body active, you are less at risk of things like heart disease, strokes and health conditions that can be extremely painful as well as shorten your life. As such, if you are hoping to live for a long time to come, you are going to need to take extra care when it comes to your health. We understand that every now and then you are going to want to give yourself a treat, and that is absolutely fine, but make sure that for the most part you are sticking with nutrition.

Easier Life

To put it simply, you are going to have an easier life when you are living a healthy life. You aren’t going to be out of breath when you are walking up the stairs. You aren’t going to have to stop when you are chasing your kids around the garden one day because you’re so out of shape. You will be able to do the majority of things that you want to do without problem simply because you are looking after yourself. Trust us when we say that your body knows what it needs, and it is trying to tell you. Make sure that you are listening, and you are in for an easier life than those who choose to ignore it.

Pain Free

The normal amount of pain for the human body is 0, did you know that? A lot of us actually spend time in pain due to our lifestyle choices rather than anything else. For example, if you notice that you are getting cramps in your leg more often, but you’re also not exercising, you’ve found the problem. You shouldn’t be getting cramps in your leg or any muscles frequently which means that you need to be stretching them out more.

It’s also important to remind you that we also mean mentally. Your physical health will have an impact on your mental health, so you need to be keeping it as healthy as possible for this reason too. It’s not easy, we know, and when you’re feeling down or emotionally in pain, looking after yourself can be tough. You need to power through and come out the other side, in order to live a pain free life.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the reasons that you should bother to look after your health. Too many people don’t as they think it’s not worth it, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. As you can see, looking after your health can bring all of these benefits into your life, making things that much easier. It’s time to take control of your life once more, and look after your health the way that you always should have been. We wish you the very best of luck.

Things Your Business Is Lacking That Could Be Messing You Up

27 Sep 2019

Is your company not as successful as you would like it to be? Have you been trying all kinds of things, but nothing seems to work? If so, there could be a simple explanation for why this is happening: your business may just need some help. 

Technology 

Many businesses can’t even run these days if they don’t have access to the internet and a computer or phone that has wifi capabilities. So technology is something that’s necessary for any type of business nowadays. If you use technology correctly, it can make your business more efficient and therefore save you money.

With technology, businesses can do anything from sending invoices to their customers to having an easier time getting in touch with them when they need things done. People are using apps nowadays instead of calling because it’s easier for both parties involved.

An Address

Your business address is one of the essential pieces of information you need to run your company. If people can’t find your office, they’re not going to do business with you. It’s that simple. 

A good example would be when someone needs mail sent back or packages delivered, and there isn’t any physical address to send them. That’s an unnecessary complication that could be straightforward if people knew where to find you online.

Therefore, have an office address for easy navigation and credibility to new customers that may not know about your business.

The Right Expertise

Another thing that you should keep in mind is the expertise needed for your business. You might think that just hiring somebody who has a minimum amount of knowledge will be good enough, but it’s not. It’s all about being a specialized, committed, and go-getter employee – someone with a passion for learning more every day, improving constantly, and someone who will always stay up to date with the latest trends.

A Good Marketing Strategy

A good marketing strategy is something that most businesses lack but should strive to adopt as early as inception. A good marketing strategy is one that starts with a strong foundation.

Many companies are trying new things and implementing different strategies, but not all of it works out in their favor. Getting the foundation right has always been vital; you want your business to start strong, which will be a big part of marketing your brand.

Enough Funds

This is the most common issue. If you don’t have the funds to make your business competitive, it will fail. You can be the best salesperson in the world, but if you don’t have enough money to make a large purchase for your business, then it will not work out.

Trying to start up without enough funds is like trying to drive cross country with no gas tank – sure, you’ll get somewhere, but it is going to be a lot of work and very hard.

Conclusion

You’ve identified the problems that could be messing up your business. Now you need to determine the best way to address them and then take action. 

Five Items To Add To Your List, Before You Kick The Bucket!

25 Sep 2019

Have you ever thought of adding a list of fun experiences to your bucket list?

You know, the kind of experiences that make you wonder if they are even possible. The ones that leave you in awe and wondering about what it might be like to actually complete them. These kinds of things can really only be achieved on your bucket list because they seem impossible, but just because an experience seems impossible doesn’t mean it won’t happen.

Here Are The Top Five Items To Add On The List

1. Go on a Cruise

Some people may think this is an item on a traveler’s bucket list, while others see it as a destination itself, but regardless of which side you fall on, going on a cruise is an experience unlike any other! 

You can enjoy different destinations throughout the trip or simply relax on Prime Luxury Rentals while sailing through some of the world’s most gorgeous bodies of water. 

Plus, cruises have special activities for kids and adults alike, so there really is something for everyone. So, if this sounds like a bucket list item you need to cross off, you can choose from the many different types of cruises available and try something new every time!

2. Climb a Mountain

It is always a joy climbing mountains because not only does it help with stamina, but the views from their peak make it all worth it! You will want to take breaks throughout your climb. This experience is not for everyone, but if you do decide to add it to your bucket list, make sure you take the proper precautions. Be aware of how high up you are, and remember that things can go from peaceful to deadly in a matter of minutes.

3. Hot Air Balloon Ride

Experience being up in the clouds with the birds. While this experience is usually short-lived due to how quickly it takes off and lands, but there is nothing like soaring through the skies on a beautiful day – just remember to bring some sunscreen! You can ride alone or even organize one for you and your friends. This makes for a great experience and memory that everyone will always cherish.

4. See Your Favorite Singer/Band in Concert

Another excellent bucket list item is seeing your favorite singer or band perform. Not only is this a fun memory, but you get to take pleasure in the fact that you can actually say you’ve seen them live! 

Make sure to buy tickets as soon as they go on sale and try to make sure you are there for the opening act as well – even if it’s your tenth time seeing your favorite band! Seeing a live performance has a way of making a person feel young again.

5. Experience the Northern Lights

This experience is amazing; there is nothing like seeing the lights dance across the sky while gazing into someone’s eyes. Seeing these lights requires some planning since they only appear during certain times of the year and, when they do appear, typically only for an hour or two. They are not something you can plan during your weekend trip; you need to spend at least five days in the area where they appear to be.

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway

25 Sep 2019

As I was making my way around the country of Armenia on my maiden voyage, I paid a visit to the Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel that sits on the east side of Lake Sevan. I had just stayed at the Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel (which you can read about here) and by car, only took about 1.5 hours to reach the property. There is a small community surrounding the Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath but I only saw a handful of locals during my three day visit. This made for a very calm atmosphere.

 

Click HERE to get a special rate at the Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel!

 

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

The property is quite gorgeous and I was quite impressed by their beautiful outdoor pool. This pool has a great view of Lake Sevan. Next to the pool there is a bar, hot tub, tennis court, children’s playground, and lots of lounge chairs. A great place to take amazing photos!

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

The room had a balcony which looked out over the farmland that surrounded the property. It’s so quiet and peaceful. The design of the hotel room was that of an old cabin, very historic feeling as the Tufenkian brand is focused on. It felt like a classic family getaway. Some of the features of the room included a mini refrigerator, teakettle, instant coffee, tea, a separate bed, and a lounge chair.

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

In the bathroom there was a shower stall and single-sink vanity. I liked the rock walls in the shower.

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

The property also had a lounge area on the second floor that has a fireplace and a billiards table. I can imagine it would be a great place to spend time during colder months.

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Next to the pool there was a dry sauna and a small cold plunge pool. I really enjoyed bouncing back and forth between the heat of the sauna and the cold of the pool.

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

A few hundred meters away from the main hotel is the Zanazan Restaurant. This is where breakfast, lunch, and dinner were served. The dining room was just beautiful and they had a good choice in music which set a great ambiance. During my stay I found the food and staff to be incredibly delightful. The breakfast was normally a buffet focusing on local dishes that were absolutely delicious.

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

 

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

I enjoyed the food so much that I’ve written about my dinner experiences in another article here. Everything I ate was fantastic and actually better than what I had in Yerevan. The menu for lunch and dinner is the same and includes lots of local Armenian favorites, which I would highly recommend. Whether you’re a hotel guest or not, Zanazan Restaurant is worth the visit!

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel is absolutely stunning! I had such a great time visiting during the low season. The service was great and warm, the food was the best I had so far in Armenia, and the location truly spectacular in the countryside. Without a doubt I can recommend a getaway at the Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel.

Reserve YOUR room at the Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel now!
As I was making my way around the country of Armenia on my maiden voyage, I paid a visit to the Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel that sits on the east side of Lake Sevan. I had just stayed at the Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel (which you can read about here)…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9
Value - 8
Feng Shui - 7.4
Convenience - 8.7
Service - 8.3

8.3

Enjoyable!

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

8


 

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel

Hotel

Tsapatagh 1611, Armenia

Phone: +374 93 947891

 


Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel Review: Lake Sevan Getaway Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Lake Sevan

Best Armenian Food at Lake Sevan: Zanazan Restaurant

25 Sep 2019

I’ll just put it out there that some of the best food I ate while in Armenia was at the Zanazan Restaurant on the east side of Lake Sevan! The restaurant belongs to Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel, which you can read about in a separate article here. The restaurant isn’t connected to the hotel and sits a few hundred meters away. It was a chilly walk while I was there, but well worth it!

Best Armenian Food at Lake Sevan: Zanazan Restaurant Armenia Asia Blog Food Lake Sevan

Best Armenian Food at Lake Sevan: Zanazan Restaurant Armenia Asia Blog Food Lake Sevan

Best Armenian Food at Lake Sevan: Zanazan Restaurant Armenia Asia Blog Food Lake Sevan

When I opened the front door, there was a lot to take in. The tall ceilings made it feel very spacious, but the soft lighting, fireplace, and music, made for a cozy and warm atmosphere.

Best Armenian Food at Lake Sevan: Zanazan Restaurant Armenia Asia Blog Food Lake Sevan

Best Armenian Food at Lake Sevan: Zanazan Restaurant Armenia Asia Blog Food Lake Sevan

Best Armenian Food at Lake Sevan: Zanazan Restaurant Armenia Asia Blog Food Lake Sevan

The staff at the Zanazan Restaurant were some of the nicest people I had met while visiting Armenia. They offered a very high-level of service throughout each of my six visits. I was very impressed at the level of hospitality. I ate multiple breakfasts and dinners at the restaurant, but for this article, I’ll focus on the lunch and dinner menu. With all my visits, I got to try a wide variety of the local Armenian dishes.

Best Armenian Food at Lake Sevan: Zanazan Restaurant Armenia Asia Blog Food Lake Sevan

Best Armenian Food at Lake Sevan: Zanazan Restaurant Armenia Asia Blog Food Lake Sevan

Everything I ate was simply fantastic and bursting with flavor! I had been introduced to many of the dishes previously while in Yerevan but was impressed with the even better versions at Zanazan Restaurant at Lake Sevan. Whoever’s in that kitchen really knows what they’re doing! Everything was on point. They have a very wide selection of food in their menu, mostly local dishes with locally sourced ingredients, including lots of fish from the lake. You can’t go wrong with any of the options!

Best Armenian Food at Lake Sevan: Zanazan Restaurant Armenia Asia Blog Food Lake Sevan

Best Armenian Food at Lake Sevan: Zanazan Restaurant Armenia Asia Blog Food Lake Sevan

If you’re in Armenia and near Lake Sevan, Zanazan Restaurant is a must. This restaurant met all of the criteria for a truly great dining experience worldwide. The classy atmosphere, warm and attentive service, and consistently delicious food make for a truly remarkable experience. I can’t wait to go back!

I'll just put it out there that some of the best food I ate while in Armenia was at the Zanazan Restaurant on the east side of Lake Sevan! The restaurant belongs to Tufenkian Avan Tsagapath Hotel, which you can read about in a separate article here. The restaurant isn't…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.1
Value - 9.3
Feng Shui - 8.8
Convenience - 7.7
Service - 8.5

8.7

Amazing!

9


 

Zanazan Restaurant

Restaurant

Tsapatagh 1611, Armenia

Phone: +374 93 947891

 


Best Armenian Food at Lake Sevan: Zanazan Restaurant Armenia Asia Blog Food Lake Sevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality

25 Sep 2019

A visit to Armenia has been on my list for quite some time, and this year I’m proud to say I finally made my dream a reality! I flew from Sharjah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates with AirArabia which you can read about in a separate article here. I landed at Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport and quickly made my way through immigration. Before arriving I did my research and found there were taxi apps similar to Uber known as GG and Yandex. I ended up using Yandex and made it from the airport to the Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel in about 25 minutes for just $3 USD.

 

Click HERE to get a special rate at the Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel!

 

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Although Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel looks like a historic building, it was actually built fairly recently, so it had all the modern amenities. Upon arrival I was quickly checked in and then headed up to the fifth floor to see my room. Upon opening the door, I was immediately drawn to the window which opened to a beautiful street and park view with lots of trees. The weather was just perfect when I was visiting in early September. The room mixed some dare I say medieval styling with modern. There was lots of space, a sizable closet, and a kettle with instant coffee and tea.

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Inside of the bathroom there was a single sink vanity, shower stall, and locally sourced toiletries. Simple and straightforward. A plus was that this shower could really kick out some hot water at super high pressure! I nearly blasted myself out of the bathroom.

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan
Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

On the second floor of the Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel is the rooftop pool. The pool area has a gorgeous design! At one end there is flower wall. It’s possible to order food and eat next to the pool as well. All in all, a great atmosphere for relaxation!

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

During my stay I was able to have several breakfasts and dinners at their Kharpert Restaurant, which offers age-old Western and Eastern Armenian cuisine. The breakfast was in a buffet format and focused on local dishes with both cold and hot options.

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Something new I got to try was Armenian coffee! This has similarities to Turkish and Arabic coffee but still it’s own beast. If you need a kick, it’s a must try as it’s very strong!

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Throughout the stay, I sampled a huge amount of Armenian food and was pleasantly surprised with everything I tried! Seriously, trying new flavors is what gets me super excited! Everything was very tasty.  Kharpert Restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating. I personally preferred to enjoy the lovely weather by sitting outdoor. Some of my favorite items were the mint and thyme tea, Draggett Belgian Triple Beer, stuffed eggplant, local pickles, trout sashimi, sou beoreg which is basically a cheese lasagna, zucchini patties, and manti which is a stuffed pasta. Similar to my experience in Eastern Europe, Armenia has a service style that is a bit different than other cultures of the world. Sometimes it can feel a bit colder than others. I came expecting this so it was not a shock to the system. That being said, I did manage to get a few smiles throughout my visits to the Kharpert Restaurant!

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

The Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel has a delightful offering in the heart of Yerevan, Armenia. Some of my favorite features of the property were the food, fantastic location in the city center, and rooftop pool. The hotel does not have a gym, but I walked so much during my stay that I really didn’t need one (I averaged 10,000-15,000 steps a day!) At times the service can feel a bit colder but this is the culture. All in all, I enjoyed my experience at the Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel in Armenia!

Reserve YOUR room at the Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel now!
A visit to Armenia has been on my list for quite some time, and this year I'm proud to say I finally made my dream a reality! I flew from Sharjah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates with AirArabia which you can read about in a separate article here.…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.3
Value - 7.5
Feng Shui - 7.1
Convenience - 9.3
Service - 7.3

7.9

Enjoyable!

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

8


 

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel

Hotel

48 Hanrapetutyan Street, Yerevan, Armenia 0010

Phone: +374 60 501 030

 


Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

Tufenkian Historic Yerevan Hotel Review: Lovely Armenian Hospitality Armenia Asia Blog Hotels Yerevan

4 Powerful Ways to Build Your Confidence

24 Sep 2019

Confidence is a feeling of self-assuredness when faced with the unknown. It’s when you know that things will work out well in the end without knowing how, when, or why. It’s also not knowing if you’ll succeed in an endeavor but having faith in your abilities to do so.

Everyone wants to feel confident, especially in their interactions with others. You want to be the person who is looked up to, respected, admired, and considered witty and fun. Confidence can help you achieve this. If you want to be confident in yourself and your abilities, here are four methods to help you get there:

Develop a Growth Mindset

The two main mindsets people have when it comes to learning are fixed and growth. The fixed mindset believes that we’re born with a certain level of ability and can’t improve on it. The growth mindset believes that everyone can learn and grow and that we’re capable of growing in areas we never thought possible. One major attribute of the growth mindset is resilience. Resilience is when an individual accepts failure as a learning experience instead of something they lack or cannot do.

If you want to feel confident, you want to have a growth mindset. You can’t let setbacks discourage you or think of failure as something bad. Accept the fact that failure is a learning opportunity and try it again. Each time, you’ll learn something new and become closer and closer to achieving your goal.

Dress the Part 

Even if you don’t realize it, your clothes play a significant role in how confident you are. When you dress well, you automatically feel good about yourself. It is a psychological thing that humans have developed over time where we associate better quality clothing with prosperity and wealth.

If you want to feel confident in your abilities, start by dressing accordingly. Wear clothes that fit well, are clean and presentable. Put on luxury diamond jewellery, nice shoes, and a well-trimmed hairstyle. When you look good, you’ll feel good about yourself, and your confidence will skyrocket.

Do Things That Scare You All The Time

It is easy to be confident when things are going well for you. It’s easy to be confident when you’re succeeding in your goals, and people are singing your praises. But that is temporary. Real confidence comes when things aren’t going right and you’re scared out of your mind. It’s easy to stick to the known and avoid the unknown.

Practice Hard Work and Persistence

You can’t be confident if you’re not trying hard at all times. Hard work and persistence will do more for your confidence than anything else. If you keep pushing yourself to the point where you’re out of your comfort zone, your confidence will soar.

Whether it be in your fitness goals, career goals, or social interactions, push through the pain and discomfort to achieve something great. Remember, there is no gain without pain.

Summing Up 

Developing confidence in yourself is essential to achieving anything you want to do. If you’re going to be confident, you need to push yourself outside of your comfort zone.

Take more risks, be persistent, learn from your mistakes, and put in the work. Only when you are confident enough can you get the lifestyle you want. Start small and build your way to be a confident person one step at a time.