This former Soviet republic advertising itself as the ‘Land of Fire’, is a mixture of contrasts and contradictions. Not Europe or Asia, Azerbaijan has undergone a massive transformation from a post-Soviet war-damaged country into an oil-rich nation in the Caucasus.
Boasting ancient historical landmarks and modern architecture, the Caspian Sea, and the Caucasus mountains, Azerbaijan is still an undiscovered country of the Caucasus.
Baku, noted for its medieval, UNESCO-listed walled inner city backdropped with dazzling 21-st century architecture dominating its skyline, is a cosmopolitan capital and ideal places to start your exploration of the country.
In its semi-desert terrain, the country hides mud volcanoes, unusual fire phenomenon, and fire temples to name just a few. Not far from the capital, time-stopped rural villages lie between lush greenery and the Caucasus Mountains. And for curious minds, Azerbaijan is one of the countries that offer crude oil baths to better your health.