Part of the Silk Road magical trail that took traders to its booming capital Baku on the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan keeps you on your toes. The cities are financed by oil money, while traditional Caucasus mountain villagers still draw water from mountain springs. Artisan silk and copper workers still exist in a country that has a booming financial sector. Ancient Persian architecture is juxtaposed with Soviet structures. Azerbaijan vacations certainly take you on a cultural whirlwind.