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Azerbaijan: its beautiful capital Baku, and fire comes out of the earth.

Azerbaijan, a country rich in culture, history and, of course, oil! But the burning question is: Does the earth really catch fire there? Calm down, we'll get there!

First, let's understand a little more about this incredible destination. Surrounded by mountains, bathed by the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan is a mix of the ancient and the modern. Its history goes back thousands of years, with influences from empires such as the Persians and the Ottomans.

Let's talk about the 5 best places to visit? Baku, the capital, has an incredible mix of ancient and modern. Gobustan, where you can find the famous cave paintings. Sheki, a charming town full of historic architecture. Goygol National Park, for nature lovers. And finally, Lake Goygol, one of the most beautiful in the country.

The local currency is the Azerbaijani Manat and the official language is Azeri. Brazilians need a visa to enter the country, so plan ahead!

We were in the city of Baku, and it pleasantly surprised us, with its vibrant architecture, delicious cuisine and very welcoming people.

Regarding the socioeconomic and political situation, Azerbaijan is a country in constant development, with an economy heavily based on oil and natural gas.


And how much does it cost to travel around this country? Well, it all depends on your travel style, but on average, consider a budget of 40 to 60 dollars per day.


Now, about our initial curiosity: does the sea in Azerbaijan really catch fire? Well, the answer is yes! Thanks to the natural phenomenon known as Yanar Dag, also called "Mountain of Fire", where natural gas escaping from underground ignites when it comes into contact with oxygen. A truly spectacular and unique image!

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