Vahagn Vardumyan

About me
I am currently working on long-term tourism development projects, mainly as a trail development specialist and ecotourism expert. I’ve worked on creation of hiking and mountain biking trails in a number of Protected Areas in Armenia. Currently, I am working on transboundary tourism packages and tourism management in protected areas. I am also involved with the Transcaucasian Trail international team as a Trail Development & Partnerships specialist.

I love hiking, cycling, yoga and arts. I often get 1-day or multi-day hiking orders from big and small groups of local and foreign travelers, so I started my own tour company, which is called Thyme Travel Armenia. My wife and I are working on it together, often guiding together as well. I do pottery when I have the chance for it, and I am a big fan of eco-buildings, especially strawbale and clay combination. I love sharing my culture with outsiders and traveling, so I can get to know other cultures.

Why Yerevan
Because I love my city, I know it pretty well and I would like to help others know it as well. I’ve traveled around the world quite a lot, got to know many other cultures and learned to look at my city from a different angle, which helps me understand which particular place/area/element would be more interesting to talk about. I believe interesting stories are a good way to share your culture and I also love creative writing, so I think by becoming a Spotter I got a chance to use my creativity in addition to the knowledge I have about Yerevan. Because of being a spotter I already got connected to a number of great people, and it keeps happening! 🙂

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