This is an excellent article, summarizing some key points regarding our understanding of Azerbaijan, its geopolitical importance, its relationship with America and the West, and its relationship with its neighbors. Enlightening.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Guesting...and sight-seeing...in Azerbaijan
Among the Azerbaijani traditions which are lots of fun and enjoyable are the 'guesting' experiences--visiting people in their homes. It is best to be prepared to be feasted...
So, soon after Christina arrived in Azerbaijan, and after we exhausted the town's Novruz celebrations, we toured the back streets of Mingachevir. And went 'guesting'.
|Christina with Masazir host family|
|Baskets for sale on the street for engagement celebrations|
|Shopping for a cow's head, which when added to hooves makes for a typical stew dish called Xaş|