Armenia is placed between Europe and the Middle East. Geography displays the natural beauty of the Caucasus – Majestic mountain ranges, snowy peaks, alpine lakes and forests. History has created influences of the Romans, Persians, Arabs, Ottoman Turks and Russians, defining the Armenians as a nation of artists, merchants, poets and stonemasons who are fiercely proud of their language, culture and homeland.
Azerbaijan is very much part of Asia compared to its neighbours Georgia and Armenia who look more to Europe. Tis ancient land of Zoroastrianism displays a history and scenery that are equally dramatic. Albanian churches and Baku’s old walled city complement the extraordinary beauty of the High Caucasus Mountains and the lush plantations of tea covering the gentle hills of the south.
Georgia is a reasonably newly independent nation where the language is one of the world’s most unusual, however the smiles and warmth you’ll experience here will help you understand why Georgia remains a highlight of many people’s travels.