Saribash: Collecting Memories in Qakh's Highest Village
This rustic mountain village is home to spectacular views and a glorious past
Surhullu: The Taste of Saribash
Climb high in the mountains to sample some of Qakh's cuisine that is fit for a quest
Issa Smatti: Trekking and More in the Azerbaijani Regions
Issa Smatti has recently been leading trips to the regions of Azerbaijan, focusing on a natural environment that is virtually unknown to tourists,
Tracing the Story of Gedebey’s Railway
When I received a job offer to work in the Gedebey Copper and Gold Mine in 2012, I was told I’d spend half my time in Baku and the other half
Sheki: Serious About Humour
Sheki is an ancient Silk Road city of 68,000 in northwest Azerbaijan. In 2017, it was included in the global UNESCO Creative Cities network
Kurmukoba: Mingling Faiths in Qakh
The Qakh region in northern Azerbaijan, close to the Georgian border, is ethnically diverse.
The Goygol Restaurant Where History and Home Cooking Collide
In the cold winter of 1818 a column of tired Swabian German emigres came to a welcome halt in Ganja
Ivanovka’s Liquid Gold
The picturesque village of Ivanovka in the Ismayilli region is known as much for its unusual inhabitants as it is for its natural farm products.
Basqal to Lahij
In its utter simplicity, the Araz Chaykhana in Basqal is one of my favourite rural teahouses.