Azerbaijan, bordering with Russia at the North, Iran at the south, Armenia on the west, Georgia on the northwest and Caspian sea on the east. The average temperature in Azerbaijan is around 14-15°C mainly because it is shielded by the Caucasus Mountains from the Arctic air masses that affect Russia in the winter.
Some of the attraction in Azerbaijan includes the “Palace of the Shirvanshahs”, a sandstone palace complex during the ruling dynasty in the Middle Age. Another attraction is the magnificent view of Yanar Dag, a 116-meter hill located on top of a pocket of natural gas that continuously burst into flames. The flames are able to jet out up to 10 meters into the air. The view is breathtaking, especially at night. The strong Absheron wind will twist the flames into peculiar shapes.
To the west of Azerbaijan, is the world’s first official Christian country, Armenia. Armenian culture stands over 3,000 years old, with many ancient architecture and art all over the countryside offers something exotic for many tourists. There are countless monasteries as tourist attractions in Armenia and many of them are built in places of unbelievable natural beauty. One of the many magnificent natural beauty is Mount Ararat, where it has also been widely accepted in Christianity as the resting place of Noah’s Ark. It is a national symbol of Armenia and has been considered a sacred mountain by Armenians.
Georgia is part of Eastern Europe and forms part of Europe’s easternmost flank. In Greek mythology, Georgia was the site of the famous Golden Fleece sought by Jason and the Argonauts. Georgia is also the oldest wine-making country in the world, with some wine samples dating back to as old as 6,000 BC.