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... have later said 'you snooze, you lose'. We didn't even get the courtesy of a reason for the delay when a very drunk looking Judas came out to the bus and promptly fell asleep.
Heading to a vista, Rahim provided more historical info on Baku. He said it was cheaper to fly to NYC than to buy a mobile phone in the city. It was a nice area of parkland and lots of marble, a bit reminiscent of Ashgabat.
We drove to the old town, past many ...
I got to the mall food court. There was a big wall that said McDonald's but I couldn't find it. I asked a security guard and he crossed his arms - the Central Asian hand gesture for closed. I went to KFC instead and upon ordering an item, I was told there wasn't any. So, I ordered a value meal for just over $4 that included a chicken patty the size and shape of a hot dog, a tiny fries and coke, and a sundae. I walked around the mall for a little ...
... gets scruffier and scruffier until I'm trudging along a rocky alley alongside cemetery--a dubious sign... and it looks like I'm headed to a dead end.
I spot a fellow coming out of a house and figure I'd better break with tradition and ask for directions.
"Sehir Merkezi?" (Turkish for downtown) I inquire.
He seems puzzled and concerned. Clearly I'm way off. He offers to drive me back to the bus station. I figure I'd better stop pushing my luck and accept. ...
29th May to 1st June
We were at the Azerbaijan border quite early to be met by a long queue of traffic. Obviously they must shut the border during the night.
Above the road on the Georgian side there was a sign that said, "Azerbaijan - Good luck!"
We were called to the front and then had to go to passport control. The whole process took just over an hour so as far as border crossing's go, this was pretty smooth.
Baku looked like a fabulous place to explore but with an unknown amount of time in town priorities came first. In preparation for our Caspian Sea crossing we divvied up a list of supplies – Cointreau, dried fruit, water, nuts, cheese, chips, crackers, etc. etc. I headed out with Gareth who needed to post some things home but our post office and supplies priorities were quickly sidelined for a walk along the Caspian Sea shore ...