BigNews.Biz - Jul 14,2016 - It borders the Caspian Sea - world's largest lake, has hillsides that sprout fire, and has just hosted World’s Fastest Street Circuit in the History of the F1 calendar. Welcome to Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan is probably where the Vikings came from. It is a country with the most mud volcanoes in the world and often said to have its head in the future but its heart in the past.
On arrival into this beautiful country, visitors are struck by the dramatic contrast of charmingly well-preserved buildings of bygone eras, standing beside towering modern buildings or architectural developments on tree-lined boulevards. That’s not all, when you go a little deeper into Azerbaijan you’ll discover a melting pot of enthralling cultures, influences, lifestyles and cuisine.
Tourism is in its teenage years in Azerbaijan. As the country oozes an exuberant spirit offering excellent hotels, glorious beaches, amazing attractions, terrific shopping and of course the most fabulous food, that will give you the realization that life is for living, enjoying and savoring to the full.
THE CAPITAL BAKU
Baku has a pretty medieval core surrounded by an old city and a new one. Old Baku is elegant, with sturdy stone buildings. New Baku is brash, boom-built with some of the finest jaw-dropping architectural masterpieces, crowned by three skyscrapers shaped like flames known as the “Flame towers”. Baku is a city where the East and West blend seamlessly. At the heart of Baku, lies many Unesco-listed heritage sites including Icheri Sheher, the palace of the Shirvan Shahs, the mysterious Maiden tower and many others. There are many pedestrianized tree-lined streets filled with exclusive boutiques where romantic couples can hold hands as they walk on the Caspian-front Boulevard where greens and opal blues dance in front of your face and the hum drum of the city just melts away.
OUTSIDE THE CITY
Summer is a perfect time to enjoy some of Azerbaijan’s vibrant cultural offerings whether you're looking to stay in the capital or interact with all Azerbaijan has to offer just outside the City. Weather conditions vary throughout the country. Summer is warm and slightly windy in Baku and you'll find that other places has rain although it generally doesn't rain all day. You can usually plan your activities around the predictable weather. Overall, Azerbaijan during summer is mostly sunny, with soft winds and temperatures between 22 and 28 degrees.
You will never run out of things to do during your trip to Azerbaijan. You can enjoy a wide range of summer activities like Fishing in beautiful lakes, hunting in magical pistachio forest of Gabala and even rise to the challenge on the championship golf courses in Shahdag. You can also take your family to one of Azerbaijan’s eight national parks, go for a hike or have a night in front of a bonfire telling scary stories under the stars or just lie back and be pampered at one of the luxurious Nafthalan treatment spas. Even if you’re looking to tie the knot, Azerbaijan’s romantic