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…

Baku: In the Modernized Capital of Azerbaijan

It was 5 AM, when I reached Azerbaijanian ground. I had spent the entire flight sleeping very tightly after staying awake for two days, so I didn’t even realize that we had landed, until a guy woke me up just as everyone was getting off the flight. Because it was so early and I was still extremely tired, I decided to camp out in the…