10 photographs as to why Azerbaijan is such an exotic destination

10 photographs as to why Azerbaijan is such an exotic destination

Azerbaijan probably on of the least visited places in Europe and Asia is the ultimate Caucasian country. The axiom – East meets West is defined in Azerbaijan. A real blend of Europe, Middle East and the Soviet Union, for years, people have struggled in trying to figure out where does is it actually belong to – Asia or Europe.

Here is a set of 10 Photographs that will make you want to travel to this place :

 

(Excerpt from The Lonely Planet )

Selling itself as the ‘Land of Fire’, Azerbaijan (Azərbaycan) is a tangle of contradictions and contrasts. Neither Europe nor Asia, it’s a nexus of ancient historical empires, but also a ‘new’ nation rapidly transforming itself with a super-charged gust of petro-spending. The cosmopolitan capital, Baku, rings a Unesco-listed ancient core with dazzling 21st-century architecture and sits on the oil-rich Caspian Sea. In the surrounding semi-desert are mud volcanoes and curious fire phenomena. Yet barely three hours’ drive away, timeless rural villages, clad in lush orchards and backed by the soaring Great Caucasus mountains are a dramatic contrast. In most such places, foreigners remain a great rarity, but in return for a degree of linguistic dexterity, you’ll find a remarkable seam of hospitality. And a few rural outposts – from village homestays to glitzy ski- and golf-hotels – now have have the odd English speaker to assist travellers.

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THINGS TO DO 

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Musical Stone of Gobustan – Resonant stone, that has been played since prehistoric times.
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Yanar Dağ (Fire Mountain) – BAKU, AZERBAIJAN : Mysterious hillside with a continuously burning natural fire.
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Mud Volcanoes of Azerbaijan – Home to nearly a third of the world’s mud volcano’s, Azerbaijan features a messy, bubbling, and sometimes explosive landscape.
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Museum of Miniature Books – A gigantic collection of teeny, tiny books.
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Bottle House of Ganja A quirky house created entirely out of glass bottles combines a collector’s spirit with an artist’s flair.
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Fire Temple of Baku A shrine of fire worship built on top of a natural flame.
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The Yanar Bulag Fire Spring Spring that emits water and fire at the same time is said to have remedial properties, and sparked its own religion.
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Ağdam Azerbaijani ghost town, decaying after a war left it an armed forces buffer zone.

 

Addicted to Success -Quotes by Hollywood stars

Addicted to Success -Quotes  by Hollywood stars

“Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.” – Drew Barrymore

I think if you live in a black-and-white world, you’re gonna suffer a lot. I used to be like that. But I don’t believe that anymore. – Bradley Cooper

“I don’t believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It’s a mean thing, life.” – George Clooney

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“Be nice to people on the way up, because you may meet them on the way down.” – Jimmy Durante

“It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.” – Jane Fonda

“You’re only human. You live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damned red velvet cupcake.” – Emma Stone

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“Sometimes you can have the smallest role in the smallest production and still have a big impact.” – Neil Patrick Harris

“I don’t say: ‘can’t do that’, ‘won’t do that’. I’ve never thought in that way about work. The genuine truth, and I do think about this a lot, is that I’m one of the least competitive people you’ll ever meet. Except with myself.” – Daniel Craig

“Never worry about bad press: All that matters is if they spell your name right.” – Kate Hudson

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“Eventually stardom is going to go away from me. It goes away from everybody and all you have in the end is to be able to look back and like the choices you made.” – Matt Damon

“I was made to be a perfectionist at everything I did. Everything was more important than what I wanted.” –Dennis Quaid

“If there’s any message to my work, it is ultimately that it’s OK to be different, that it’s good to be different, that we should question ourselves before we pass judgment on someone who looks different, behaves different, talks different, is a different color.” – Johnny Depp

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“If you’re the type of person who has to fulfill your dreams, you’ve gotta be resourceful to make sure you can do it. I came out to California when I was 21, thinking my New York credentials would take me all the way. I came back home a year later all dejected and a failure.” – Vin Diesel

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” – Clint Eastwood

“We all keep dreaming, and luckily, dreams really do come true.” – Katie Holmes

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“Whatever art form you’re working in, it’s crucial to see it clearly, to feel it clearly, and not to worry about the results, or how someone else will see it.” – Omar Epps

“You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it. I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.” – Denzel Washington

“Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.” – Uta Hagen

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“I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.” – Sylvester Stallone

“A lot of people give up just before they’re about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one.” – Chuck Norris

“He who has the gold makes the rules.” – Tyler Perry

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“As a young man I prayed for success. Now I just pray to be worthy of it.” – Brendan Fraser

“I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it’s up to me.” – Brad Pitt

“The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead.” – Jack Nicholson

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“I care about the connection with the audience. Film is such a powerful medium. Movies can change the way people think.” – Nicolas Cage

“There are no regrets in life. Just lessons.”- Jennifer Aniston

“Life’s tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

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