Arpi Ohanyan

Yerevan

Spotter since 2017

My spots (25)

Moscow Cinema – Old modern building

"Moscow Cinema" is a Soviet Modernist building that replaced a church. I think it's one of the gems of Yerevan and has escaped demolition... for now!

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Cinema

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Arpi

Ohanyan

Bebetta Shoes – Beautify your steps

"Bebetta Shoes" in Yerevan is the shop I've bought all pairs of shoes from since 2011! They're really comfortable and all made in Armena!

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Shopping

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Arpi

Ohanyan

Nansen – Remembering the hero

Fridtjof Nansen is a Norwegian Nobel Laureate who saved 320,000 Armenians after the Genocide. He's so important, we can't miss his statue in Yerevan...

arts&culture
Art & culture

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Arpi

Ohanyan

5concept – Dress ethically

"5concept" is a fashion concept store in Yerevan of Armenian designers. Whatever I buy here, I always get a lot of attention, sometimes even too much!

shopping
Shopping

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Arpi

Ohanyan

The Ancient Survivor – Stone fauna of Armenia

"The Ancient Survivor" is the statue of a leopard in front of the Hrazdan River Gorge in Yerevan. My theory is that it was petrified by the lava...

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Arpi

Ohanyan

Teishebaini Fortress – The War God's headquarters

"Teishebaini Fortress" outside Yerevan was built by Urartians, the predecessors of the Armenians. I was surprised by its power, it should be better known!

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Arpi

Ohanyan

Ararat Viewpoint – Eternal giant

Being able to see Ararat here in Yerevan is very important, and has been so for a long time. This "Ararat Viewpoint" is one of the best and favorites.

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Relaxing

By

Arpi

Ohanyan

Armenian da Vinci – Eduard Khazaryan

The "Armenian da Vinci", Eduard Khazaryan, is a legend. He is one of the most outstanding geniuses of all time, even though his works are amazingly tiny.

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Arpi

Ohanyan

About me

About me
I am a tour guide and I love my job very much because I like multicultural environements and my job gives me the chance to experience different cultures without even leaving my country. That's why I chose to become a Spotter. Honestly, I am concerned with the idea that my country is being misinterpreted and misrepresented, because the regular touristic places give very limited insight about Armenia. Spotted by Locals is a unique chance for me to reveal more aspects of my country and help visitors explore it from different angles.

I have been living in Yerevan since the summer of 2017 but I have had my studies here since 2002 and jobs as well.

Why Yerevan
I like Yerevan because despite the fact that its old, historical buildings have been destroyed, it is still a unique city with its geographical layout and view of Biblical Ararat. On the other hand, it's a very weird city, because when you are in downtown Yerevan you have the impression that it's a brand new city with its modern buildings, and it seems that the oldest historical period in the city is the Soviet period. Yet, when you start to explore it, you will even find Bronze and Stone age monuments and some medieval churches. Another thing that makes it special is the delicious organic food, so you should fast before visiting us because you are most likely going to overeat :)

And most importantly, it's a wifi paradise; everywhere you go, you will find good connection, so feel connected!

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