Travel Blogs from Baku, Azerbaijan

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Land of Fire and Wind, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

Land of Fire and Wind

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... the climate in Azerbaijan, but at the same time sent winds whipping through the streets. Exploring the fire of Azerbaijan further, I visited Gobustan, with its small mud volcanoes burping methane into the windy air. The site overlooked the blue-grey ...

Meet Andre, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

Meet Andre

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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I met Andre in downtown Baku, where he was playing accordion. Stopping for a while to listen, I sat with the local park cat. On another day, I also stopped to see Andre. Andre said: "my father said if I play accordion, God will always ...

Baku, Azerbaijan: Land of Fire, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

Baku, Azerbaijan: Land of Fire

A travel blog entry by samber

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... fine examples. The latter of which is lit up at night by light projected flames interchanging with the flag of Azerbaijan. The inner city of Baku is spotlessly clean with not a leaf out of place let alone any rubbish laying around. All of which ...

Music Borat might listen to, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

Music Borat might listen to

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... Although the poverty rate has been reduced in recent years, the promise of widespread wealth from development of Azerbaijan's energy sector remains largely unfulfilled. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/aj.html ...

When good nights go bad, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

When good nights go bad

A travel blog entry by lucky

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... didn't lock and the promised hot water was non-existent, but it could have been worse, I justified. I only had 3 days in Baku, the Azerbaijan capital, and didn't waste any time. I picked up my day pack and launched into the streets. Baku was a town ...

Azerbaijan Photos, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

Azerbaijan Photos

A travel blog entry by genik

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Some photos of ...

A secure ending to a trying evening, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

A secure ending to a trying evening

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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... the British Embassy, where parking would be more secure and perhaps we can get some of our queries answered? Followed them through the Baku evening rush hour, in a car that does half the speed of the surrounding traffic - I dont recmmend it! Of course the ...

Day 2 of no travels, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

Day 2 of no travels

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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... state of suspended animation might be the best description. Apparently there are 8 million people in Azerbaijan and half of them live here in Baku.Lots of signs of serious wealth mixed up with traffic conditions,construction techniques and dodgy looking ...

BL #60: Marvel At Baku's Bling, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

BL #60: Marvel At Baku's Bling

A travel blog entry by pwong

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... food - it's shockingly expensive, especially when you consider that the average monthly salary in Azerbaijan is something like $600 CAD.  Though salaries in Baku are surely higher, it certainly puts things into perspective when you consider that the ...

Hurry up and wait, not just an army phrase, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

Hurry up and wait, not just an army phrase

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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... confidence to take on next part of journey where remoteness and quality of roads will be different again. Apart from Baku it is difficult to convey solitude of recent countries and intrigue caused in local populations which causes inquisitiveness to ...

Still in Baku, sunning it up, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

Still in Baku, sunning it up

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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... wrong size second hand tyre. We'll try another time at one of the auto markets we've seen on the outskirts, the main centre of Baku isnt likely to have much on offer. Wander around into the main part of town, Old Town and down the sea front again. Some ...

And the studs are sorted!!!, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

And the studs are sorted!!!

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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Had a leisurly breakfast and morning - there's no point in pushing too hard as the parts will only be ready this afternoon. 2.00 or 4.00, no idea. Spent the morning sorting the drivers lock again, the work I did has improved things, but didnt take it far ...

First day of no travelling, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

First day of no travelling

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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Had a bit of a lie in this morning, no need to push  things too early. However the routine of getting going as soon as Martins alarm clock goes, means that I dont enjoy a leisurly lie is as I used to do in the pre Morris days. Went across to Kurt's ...

BL #59: Find the Mediterranean Version of Paris, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

BL #59: Find the Mediterranean Version of Paris

A travel blog entry by pwong

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Talking to fellow travelers coming from Azerbaijan, descriptions of Baku have been vague, at best.  "Different" ... "interesting" ... "unique" ... "you have to see it for yourself" ... none of these descriptors sounded all that appealing, and none of ...

Day 3 of immobility, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

Day 3 of immobility

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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... done for us, that was unforgivable!), His driver took us to Hertel's offices, and their driver too us out to their site west of Baku, and we discussed the problem with David Kavanagh. He then sent us off to Weir, who are based North East of baku. Left ...

An all-day Customs saga, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

An all-day Customs saga

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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... that this next bit is.I could probably just see a way back if we had a trip-threatening condition with contacts made in Baku.The actual journey across the Caspian is a milestone in itself and we are determined to achieve that.It will not be enjoyable but ...

A Wedding in Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

A Wedding in Azerbaijan

A travel blog entry by lok

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... of my time in the cabin, since I was troubled by a mild motion sickness. 18 hours later we arrived Baku (population 1.7M), the capital of Azerbaijan. There were quite a few huge oil-industry related structures along the way. Arriving at 3am in a new ...

showers!, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

showers!

A travel blog entry by davechrisdamo

Spent the day in Baku and met up with the Gordons in the early evening. We had showers!  I was disappointed to find that most of my tan was ingrained dirt.  Graeme took us out for a curry and few beers and we returned to sleep in beds!  ...

getting lost on the metro, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

getting lost on the metro

A travel blog entry by davechrisdamo

Chris didn't feel great, so Damien and I went into town to investigate the ferry, and while we were relieved to discover there was one the next day, we were surprised to find they were after over $600 for the privilege. We got a bit separated and lost ...

sense of foreboding, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

sense of foreboding

A travel blog entry by davechrisdamo

Well, it's taken all day, but we've made it onto the boat. This is one dodgy affair.  Happily the few other passengers on this filthy freighter are mostly British, travelling around the world on motorbikes.  Everything is filthy, and there is ...

Feb 14, 2010, Immortal City, Azerbaijan travel blog

Feb 14, 2010

A travel blog entry by d0wnl0aded

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aserite juures, Bakuu, Azerbaijan travel blog

aserite juures

A travel blog entry by nipitiri

Lend Riiast Bakuusse oli üks veidramaid minu senises elus, kui hüplemine Chennaist Colombosse välja jätta. Kõigepealt lasti terve trobikond rahvast lennukisse, aeti siis mõne aja pärast jälle välja (hea, et me veel peale ei jõudnud) ja ...

Evaluating the stans, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

Evaluating the stans

A travel blog entry by schwate

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Salam, hm, bevor ich morgen Baku verlasse hier noch eine Bewertung der *stans. Das Essen war ziemlich enttaeuschend, Schaschlyk, Schaschlyk, Schaschlyk. Wenn es lecker gemacht waere waere es ja ok, aber es ist auch ziemlich ungewuerzt. Ich hatte ...

Baku, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

Baku

A travel blog entry by laui1979

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... the lounge where they offer me a cold beer while waiting for my visa. After 45 minutes I finally get my passport back and enter Azerbaijan for the first time. A taxi driver drives me to the hotel, and I was kind of relieved when I arrived. The ...

Ferry From Hell, Part II, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

Ferry From Hell, Part II

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... :-) Am naechsten Morgen, Sonntag Morgen, nach 56h auf See (statt 18h) haben wir doch tatsaechlich im Hafen von Baku angelegt! Die Einreise nach Azerbaidjan war ziemlich easy, nicht einmal ein Zollformular mussten wir ausfuellen! Land 120 erreicht, ...

Baku - City of Fountains, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

Baku - City of Fountains

A travel blog entry by traveller23

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... are very proud of the contest and we have often been asked if we watched it. Unfortunately we were in Armenia with no TV! Baku is a very modern city with fountains everywhere. It has the reputation of being one of the most polluted in the world but it ...

Fire Tempel, Suraxani, Azerbaijan travel blog

Fire Tempel

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... daher leicht dauerhaft brannte. Inzwischen ist das Gas hier versiegt und muss von einer Pipeline versorgt werden:-) In der Gegend um Baku herum gibt es recht viele Oelpumpen und teilweise fliesst das Oel auch aus dem Boden. Das Meer hier (und auch die ...

Cyber War, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

Cyber War

A travel blog entry by mkuechel

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... , now he get's real mad. He pulls his jacket down and reveals to lapels on his shoulder and screams at my face: " Polici of Azerbaijan Republika!!!!" Great, a pissed of cop with my passport.... so we pay but we ran out of USDs, since these were all blood ...

azerbaijan is a twisted place, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

azerbaijan is a twisted place

A travel blog entry by davechrisdamo

... language with Elmir, armed teenager and life long Man U fan.  We eventually got in, with 3 days to get on a ferry out of Baku.  Chris had to swerve to avoid a Lada that pulled out in front of us.  Despite having kept his cool and avoided a ...

From desert to polar in 2 hours, Baku, Azerbaijan travel blog

From desert to polar in 2 hours

A travel blog entry by nathaliepatrick

... .... what she did in the end and then we got nice 21 degrees. The new crew came on board and we took off from Baku in direction of Singapore.... but somebody had played on the airconditioning and we ended up with freezing 10 degrees, I put on my pullover ...

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