Azerbaijan, the nation and former Soviet republic is bounded by the Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains, which span Asia and Europe. Its capital, Baku, is famed for its medieval walled Inner City. Within the Inner City lies the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a royal retreat dating to the 15th century, and the centuries-old stone Maiden Tower, which dominates the city skyline.
10.02 million (As of 2019)
Situated where Europe meets Asia, Azerbaijan presides over an extremely unique vantage point with Russian, Persian, and Ottoman influences conjuring the country that you’ll find today. This week-long Azerbaijan small...