Azerbaijan, the Land of Fire, combines the historical, mysterious and exotic with hospitable locals who can never do enough to help a tourist. The government recently made it easier to visit Azerbaijan by introducing an eVisa and after oil prices fell, the country suddenly became a very affordable destination. Here are a few reasons to visit this little-explored nation in the Caucasus.

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Creative solutions are often born out of crisis. Long dependent on oil, its primary historical export commodity, Azerbaijan’s relatively newly independent economy, battered by market fluctuations, a devaluated currency, and evaporating fossil fuel revenues, experienced a national wake-up call a few years ago with speculation about the threat of the next potential global financial crash. Read More