Cultural Introduction to an Amazing Country, Azerbaijan!
Where does one start when describing a completely new experience?
Well, this podcast has a myriad of impressions and events that have shaped our welcome to this amazingly wonderful country.
The picture gallery below is just a small sample of the diversity of an emerging nation headed for its destiny among the European nations.
Although this podcast is mainly our recent adventures, you may wish to go the following site for much information on Azerbaijani culture, history, cuisine, languages, politics, religion, education and much more:
Site: Click here to see all the above AND one of the world's largest flags
As always, hope you enjoy this podcast as well as all the podcasts on this site.
Podcast Link is at the bottom of this page.
Oil Capital of this Region
Take a few moments to review the history of this country and region. So many facts that were completely unknown to us before getting here.
The oil boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries contributed to massive growth of Baku. Between 1856 and 1910 Baku's population grew at a faster rate than that of London, Paris or New York. Wikipedia
Azerbaijan is one of the birthplaces of the oil industry, its history is linked to the fortunes of petroleum. It is poised to become an important oil and gas producer once again. Wikipedia
The history of Azerbaijan and its capital Baku is indissolubly connected with oil from the earliest days. In ancient manuscripts, written prior to the time of Christ, references are made to oil extraction from wells and its utilization in life, construction, medicine and the military. Baku is referred to in these documents. History of Oil in Baku
A Few Photographs of Baku
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