You might be surprised to know that Armenia is one of the oldest countries in the world. It boasts a rich history that dates back to 301 AD when it became the first territory to adopt Christianity as the state religion. If you visit Armenia today, you’ll come across an excess of 4,000 churches and monasteries that are a testament to its religiously devout past. The cities are dotted with medieval architectural structures with century-old religious havens making up some of these fantastic landmarks. Let’s not forget the picturesque undulating landscapes and virgin territories that are yet to be explored.
Most people can only picture endless rice paddies and full train rides when they think of Vietnam. However, there’s so much more than this up and coming destination has to offer. For instance, did you know that the country is among the hottest culinary destinations that are emerging in 2019? Forget the standard approach to Asian food; the Vietnamese will surprise you with a variety of delicious regional cuisines that change interestingly as you move from one territory to another. Get to mingle with the receptive locals at markets along the coastline, taste Chinese-inspired soups while in the north of the country, and prepare for some spicy offerings in the south. It’s roller-coaster of flavors from start to finish.