Ken Lawrence

Ken Lawrence is the author of the travel guide books 'Chasing the Emerald Buddha: An Alternative Journey Through Thailand, Laos & Angkor' (forthcoming) and 'The Murakami Pilgrimage: A Guide to the Real-Life Places of Haruki Murakami's Fiction.' He has a passion for world cultures, art, literature and music.

Fabrika Tbilisi Street Art

Street Art: Tbilisi

Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital, is a city with ancient roots but one that’s also in the midst of some major transitions. After the end of the Soviet era and the tough times that followed, Georgia’s creative scene has been slowly blossoming in recent years. Musically, the city is becoming an Eastern European counterpart to the clubbing …

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Kayan Fortress Alaverdi

Alaverdi: Hiking from Sanahin to Haghpat

Hiking from Sanahin to Haghpat is one of northern Armenia’s most popular day treks. I set off on a crisp, clear autumn day, and was surprised to find myself completely alone throughout the entire journey. Except, of course, at the UNESCO World Heritage monasteries themselves, which are increasingly gaining in popularity. Sanahin and Haghpat Monasteries …

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