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Armenia is a country in the Middle East.
Hitchhiking here is very easy, and safer when compared to Turkey. Some drivers might wanna charge some money - however, if before you sit into the car you make clear you are not going to pay you can avoid misunderstandings at the end of the ride.
The main point of consideration are the poor road conditions.
In most of Armenia one can put up a tent and sleep comfortably. It is sometimes possible to stay with Armenians, but they are often unwilling hosts. The nation's Kurdish population, on the other hand, is extremely hospitable.
Cheap but adequate hotels cost 5,000 to 6,000 dram, and it is possible to bargain at hotels.
Monasteries are more often than not mere cultural moments, and not permanently inhabited by monks. At night, guards makes sure everyone leaves.
There are three border crossings with Georgia, through the towns of Ninotsminda (Georgia), Dmanisi (Georgia) and Bagratashen (Armenia). It is not possible to cross the border to Turkey and Azerbaijan. Near the border to Azerbaijan there can be unsecured fields of landmines and sometimes the conflict at this border escalates.