“Catalyzer” Exhibition Opens in Baku

Exhibit courtesy Baku Creative Center

Opening today at the Contemporary Art Space in Baku, the exhibition “Catalyzer” displays video art works by modern artists. Oranized by the Baku Creative Center, and with the contributions of the United Artists’ Club there, the art exhibit will hopefully further stimulate the development of such arts in Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan: New Tourist Mecca?

Baku, Azerbaijan

The number of tourists visiting Azerbaijan last year increased by some 2.4 percent when compared with the previous year. This via a report by Azerbaijan’s Tourism Ministry from the World Economic Forum results. Overall, when compared with previous figures, Azerbaijan has moved five spaces to 79th among countries in Europe where tourism is concerned.

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Meetup: Today in Istabul

Map of the Kars-Akhalkalaki-Tbilisi-Baku railway

This year’s meeting of the Tripartite Council for the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project is to be held in Istanbul starting today.  The railway, a joint Georgian-Azerbaijani-Turkish inter-state affair, is heavily funded by the Azerbaijan State Oil Fund, and of mutual benefit to all the partners.

Azerbaijan Ranked “3rd Most Dangerous” Holiday Destination

Something to look forward to? © captblack76 - Fotolia.com

Fancy doing something a little more daring during your next holiday break than the usual sun, sand and surf? If so, then according to one travel organization at least, you couldn’t do much worse than choose Azerbaijan as your next holiday destination.

Azerbaijan Tourism Ministry Needs Uplifting

Azerbaijan's tourism portal

Azerbaijan is one of the most progressive tourist destinations in the world since the outpouring of interest after Eurovision. As an indicator of just how quickly things are ramping up there, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Culture and Tourism, Abulfaz Garayev, just announced this morning the his agency’s need for tourism professionals.

Eurovision 2012: [LIVE] Grand Finale

Eurovision_Azerbaijan

Tonight’s Eurovision 2012 Grand Finale, hosted by the same enchanting presenters: Leyla Aliyeva, Eldar Gasimov and Nargiz Birk-Petersen, the live show starts at 9 p.m. CET.

Tonight: Eurovision 2012 Second Semi-Final [Live]

Eurovision Second Semifinal

Tonight, May 24, at the same Baku Cristal Hall in Azerbaijan, the Second Semi-Final of the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2012 reveals the last 10 finalists. Which are your results?

After the great success of Eastern European countries in the 2012 Eurovision’s first round, the other 18 participants will fight it out for the last vacant places in Saturday’s finale.