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Day 30 C Sunrise over calm Caspian Sea and countless oil fields with their drilling rigs at the horizon. Far away we can spot Neft Daşları, a huge artificial city in the Caspian Sea without connection to the mainland. It's a strange place, build by multiple connections (300km of streets) between the drilling sites and ...
... memorizing, as they usually are. It felt as though the entire mountainside would explode with each gush of wind. The flames jut out into the air 3 meters from a thin, porous sandstone layer and the area surrounding the flames smelt heavily of gas. The Yanar Dag fire has never been extinguished. Only a handful of Fire Mountains exist today in the world, and most are located in Azerbaijan ("the land of fire"). What an incredible natural ...
... manicured gardens and up a heavenly-lit staircase. The view from the top was incredible. Apparently the Azeri government had spent some 10 billion doing up the city prior to the Eurovision contest that was held in 2012.
It was very kind for Ismet and Wahid to shout us a Turkish dinner before we proceeded to the park to drink Azeri tea with sugar syrup apricots.
Baku, you are so beautiful in the ...
We ended work early which gave us the opportunity to do a little sightseeing. Luckily they arranged a driver for us to go south about an hour to see the Gobustan Rock Carvings.
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site checked off the list.
I really wanted to see the lions, but they don't let people go into that area.
... Hotel and then had to wait around to find out what was happening.
The situation is this. Calypso is only allowed on Azerbaijan roads for a maximum of 72 hours. It then has to be taken to customs at the port and stored. We have to catch a ferry from Baku to Turkmenbashi in Turkmenistan which is not an exact science. Until recently you could get a visa for Turkmenistan upon arrival there. The rules have changed for ferry passengers. You ...
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