Azerbaijan is the largest country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. It is divided partially between Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Caspian Sea lies on its eastern side, while the Russian Federation borders are on the northern side. Other countries which share boundaries with Azerbaijan are Georgia in the west and north-west, Turkey in the west, Armenia in the south-west, and Iran in the south.
Baku is the South Caucasus’ largest and most cosmopolitan metropolis. Few cities in the world are changing as quickly and nowhere else in Eurasia does east and west blend as seamlessly as here. Its elegant center, pedestrianized tree-lined streets are increasingly filled with exclusive boutiques. UNESCO World Heritage status has helped to reserve the corporate gentrification of the fascinating Old City (Icheri Sheher) hemmed in by an exotically crenellated arc of a fortress wall.
Romantic couples canoodle their way around wooded parks and handholding on the Caspian-front Boulevard (promenade), greens and opal blues of which create picturesque views.
Time zone UTC/GMT +4 hours
While Azerbaijani is the official language in Azerbaijan, English, Russian, and Turkish are also widely spoken.
Local voltage is 220 volts AC. Adapters are available through the concierge.