I have been blessed with several chances to study different things in different places. Having lived not only in Azerbaijan but also Turkey and the United States, I’ve been able to improve both myself and my language skills. On top of Turkish, English, Azerbaijani and Russian I can also get by in Persian and Arabic. Oh, and did I mention I also have a degree in law? As you can see, my background is full of surprises. In the USA I worked as a pedicab driver. In Turkey, I was a translator and export manager. And in Azerbaijan, I have been both brand manager for IVECO and, of course, a lawyer. I also tried my skills in entrepreneurship and opened my own company. So why, six years ago, did I leave all that behind to start working as a tourist guide? It’s simple: I love it. I love to present my country. I love talking about its history and culture. I love to see happiness in the eyes of tourists. From mud volcanoes to the melee of the wholesale bazaar there’s so much to show you in Baku!
- Ministry of Culture and Tourism
- Participant of the “Guide me in Baku” project
- University of Tourism and Management