Four of the best hiking trails in Azerbaijan

This quartet of hiking trails take in some of Azerbaijan’s wildest landscapes, winding past magnificent peaks, ancient fortresses, picturesque villages and thundering waterfalls.

Everything you need to know about Azerbaijani wine

From well-rounded vintages to specialist bars, plus a winemaking history dating back millennia, homegrown wine is interlaced with local Azeri life. Here, we speak to those in the industry about what makes Azerbaijan a hotspot for wine tourism.

How to spend a long weekend in Sheki, Azerbaijan

A waypoint on the Old Silk Road, Sheki, in northwest Azerbaijan, is a place of boisterous spice markets, handicraft workshops and heritage architecture.

How different countries celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year

The UN has marked 21 March as International Nowruz Day — a celebration of spring and the connection between humans and nature. Here, we look at the similarities between, and peculiarities across, the nations that commemorate this ancient rite.

Notes from an author: Farida Zeynalova on revisiting Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku

Returning to a native city is both a recipe for nostalgia and a journey that casts the Azerbaijani capital in a new light.

A city guide to the Azerbaijani capital of Baku

With a medieval quarter that preserves Silk Route traditions and a modern, ever-evolving core, the Azerbaijani capital is something of an enigma, even to regular visitors.

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