Yahoo! Travel Advises Tourists to Visit Artsakh

Yahoo! Travel

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—Yahoo Travel is advising tourists to visit Artsakh. The publication notes that “Nagorno-Karabakh was an ethnically Armenian autonomous region of Azerbaijan during the Soviet Union. The citizens of NK voted for independence in 1991 while the Soviet Union was disintegrating. This ushered in a war between Azerbaijan and NK, with support from Armenia. With the defeat of Azerbaijan, a 1994 cease fire led to the creation of this independent nation. Today, NK is recognized by a trio of unrecognized countries: Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Transnistria.”

“Nagorno-Karabakh is known for its mountainous beauty and cultural richness,” the article says. “Ancient monasteries and churches are found throughout the country. Karabakh hospitality is well documented in the region. Don’t be surprised to find yourself eating a family meal in a local village with numerous oghi (homemade mulberry vodka) toasts. Hike the Janapar Trail, an untouched walk that crosses the country and takes two weeks to traverse. In the ancient Armenian walled-city of Shushi, you can wander the streets and gaze at the majestic Ghazanchetsots Cathedral.”

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2 Comments

  1. Marshall said:

    I think most US inner city’s are more dangerous the Artskh
    Azerbaijan throwing oil money to Yahoo!

  2. Vindicated Man said:

    This news is awesome! And I’m sure Yahoo will add that Artsakh is recognized by a number of US states, e.g. by California.

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