Sheki and Kish: Days Up North in the Greater Caucasus Mountains

Azerbaijan is not a country that sees much tourism, but when tourists do go there, many tend to stay in Baku for their entire trip, maybe with a few day trips in the nearby area. But Azerbaijan is a lot more than its modern capital. Azerbaijan is mountains, ancient churches and palaces of old khans. One day, I decided to seek out just that. And…

A Journey through Azerbaijan

In January, I went on a journey through a largely undiscovered country, one that has yet to experience mass tourism – Azerbaijan. From expensive futuristic skyscrapers with daily lightshows in the capital to citizens struggling to make an income in small run-down villages in the mountains, Azerbaijan is without a doubt an interesting place to explore. When I first told people that I was going…