Azerbaijan: who would have believed it?

There are many countries on our planet, which are quite unknown to most of us, especially in the western world. Recently I had the pleasure of visiting one of them: Azerbaijan. Located between Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Iran, this oil rich nation sits on the shores of the beautiful Caspian Sea.

This country, comprised of a 99% Muslim population has been in the news, as its capital city of Baku, hosted the Formula One motor race, the Grand Prix. The only other time I had ever heard of it was in the James Bond film, The World is Not Enough.