Azerbaijan was such an amazing, wonderful, beautiful and friendly place. Baku is a modern city full of oil money with a recently built subway, fast Wi-Fi and tons of Parisian and futuristic buildings. While the rest of the country is incredibly rural with small towns surrounded by beautiful mountains and farmland.
In tiny villages, older adults sat with pipes in the squares of the city and looked at passers-by. Azerbaijan is home to nearly a third of the world’s mud volcanoes that form when pockets of underground gas thrust to the surface. In addition to its colorful and often beautiful terrain, Azerbaijan offers a mixture of traditions and modern development.