Every Friday during our three-month trip through the Caucasus I plan to publish a short series of photos that sums up the week that was.
This week we put our newfound style of travel – ‘flexi travel’ – to the test and ventured into rural Azerbaijan without any real itinerary and no advance hotel bookings. We planned to make a few stops in the country’s northeast before doubling back to Baku and continuing on into the northwest. Our first trip out to the little city of Quba fell terribly short of our expectations – but Sheki, our second stop, was better than we could have imagined. Wanting to end our travels in Azerbaijan on a high note, we decided to call it a day and headed back to Tbilisi after two nights in Sheki.
This week I posted about travelling from Tbilisi to Baku by overnight train, and I also shared a series of photos of the monumental Heydar Aliyev Center and a short post about Baku’s Old City. More stories from Quba and Sheki are coming soon.