Azerbaijan is definitely interesting - I think a lot has changed since I was there in '07 - esp. in Baku (got spruced up for Eurovision) - The mountains there would be beautiful to see. Sadly the Caspian is rising and has been horrifically over fished, and polluted by petro-chemicals. The soviets were not kind to the environment there. Food is excellent and the architecture in Baku is beautiful (but don't take any pictures of any embassies - even if a building isn't clearly marked as an embassy, actually don't take any pictures of the lovely iron work on the balconies or nicely restored buildings, because it will turn out to be an embassy and policeman will accost you).
Joan of Arc went to battle with nothing
but the voices in her head
and a well-sharpened sword ~ Charlotte
...those without swords can still die upon them...
Illegitami non carborundum est