Trivia about Azerbaijan
1. the Seven Beauties is a rather specific competition taking place in this country. Seven women compete in the competition to make stockings on time. They have to do it thanks to crochet and threads. The competition wins the one that will crochet the most beautiful in the shortest possible time.
One of the national azeri dishes is Kutabi, or stuffed pancakes. Their middle is filled with pumpkin, vegetables, meat or a mixture of herbs. Then the pancakes are roasted in a pan.
When families meet to talk about the wedding of their children, the direction in which they are going can be found out from the tea tray. If the tea tray is with sugar, they go well, if there is no need for negotiations.
The Karabakh horse, known for its speed, intelligence and endurance, is a national animal of Azerbaijan. It is one of the oldest breeds in the world bred for over 2000 years.
Bread is considered sacred. If a bread is too old to be eaten, it does not end up in a basket with other garbage, but it is hung in special bags to separate it from other leftovers. If a piece of bread is dropped on the floor, kiss it in an apology gesture.
Azerbaijan interesting places
(1) South of Baku, a project called the Khazar Islands (also known as the Caspian Islands) is underway. It involves the creation of 41 artificial islands with an area of 3,000 hectares. They will be able to accommodate around one million people. The Avesta company responsible for the project will build 150 schools, 50 hospitals and numerous shopping malls, museums and parks. The islands are to be connected by almost 150 bridges. The Azerbaijan Tower, 1050 meters high skyscraper, will be built in the very centre of the investment. The construction of the building alone will consume as much as two billion dollars. The project is to be completed by 2025.
There are more than 400 mud volcanoes in the country – no other country has more. During their activity, they shoot flames up to a kilometre high, and when they are dormant, they emit harmful gases.
The Carpet Museum has been operating in the capital since 2014. The shape of the object itself resembles a rolled carpet. Within the walls of this building you can admire the carpet from different parts of the world from different periods.
In terms of modernist architecture, Baku is compared to Dubai.
5. Baku is also called Little Venice. Artificial waterways have been created in the capital city – you can swim in gondolas between shops, restaurants and clubs. Numerous islands are also connected by bridges.
Trivia about Azerbaijan