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Experience Azerbaijan

Combining the charms of both Europe and Asia, Azerbaijan is a country of surprising contrasts, hospitable people and unique, unexplored and engaging experiences. Join us in this intriguing adventure inviting you to learn more about the history, culture, society, arts and diplomatic relations of Azerbaijan through in-depth interviews with prominent local and international experts. Each episode features a narrative covering a variety of topics to raise awareness and inform the listeners about all the things Azerbaijan has to offer while encouraging intercultural dialogue.

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Azerbaijan through the eyes of a travel writer

In our next Experience Azerbaijan podcast, we chat to veteran travel writer Mark Elliott about his decades-long fascination with Azerbaijan, covering everything from Nakhchivan to the delights of local cuisine. Listen now!

37mins

10 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Birdwatching in Azerbaijan: what to see & where to go

In this podcast with German field biologist and regular visitor to Azerbaijan, Michael Heiss, we explore what makes Azerbaijan a unique destination for birders. Listen in for a taster of the key birdwatching areas and target species.

24mins

27 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Azerbaijan’s hiking highlights: from stunning landscapes to unique villages

Blessed with glorious mountains to the north, west and south, Azerbaijan is an undiscovered gem for hikers. In this podcast we chat to the Tourism Board's hiking expert, Tural Omarov - listen in to discover the best areas to go hiking and what makes Azerbaijan's mountain villages so special.

39mins

14 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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How the first Oil Boom shaped Baku

Listen now to a new episode of the Experience Azerbaijan podcast. We time travel back to Baku during the Oil Boom with researcher and tour guide Fuad Akhundov, who describes its dramatic impact still visible in the period’s architectural heritage.

38mins

2 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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An epic cycling trip across Azerbaijan

In our latest podcast British cyclist adventurer Luke Grenfell-Shaw shares his amazing journey across Azerbaijan on a tandem bicycle. To hear the story behind the journey plus Luke’s thoughts on local culture and places like Baku and Khinalig, listen now.

17mins

24 May 2021

Rank #5

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Allure through the Ages: The Story of Azerbaijan's Carpets

This podcast is dedicated to the art of carpet weaving and features Shirin Malikova, director of the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum. The discussion covers the special role of carpet weaving in Azerbaijani art, its historical and cultural heritage, development over the centuries, the symbolism and philosophy of Azerbaijani carpets, and their impact on the formation of people's worldview in ancient and modern times.

36mins

11 May 2021

Rank #6

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Truce, Treaty and Transcaucasia: The Economic Outlook for Azerbaijan.

This podcast, featuring Robert Cekuta, former U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan as the speaker, is dedicated to Azerbaijan’s business relations and economic situation in the country.

31mins

25 Apr 2021

Rank #7