Apsheron Hotel

Address: 4 Azadlig Square, Baku, Azerbaijan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Baku

First steps in Baku - premiers pas à Baku

A travel blog entry by sallyjonasniels on Jun 21, 2013

98 photos

... city !) and came back later to enjoy as well a good sleep.

After a good sleep, all three went to visit the city and its little souvenir shops. After wandering around the nicely renovated streets, giving the city a nice modern/classical style, we bumped into the military parade, which was really impressive (moreover because Azerbaijan is still officially in a state of war with Armenia since 1994). We saw huge vehicles, tanks and missiles passing along the wonderful ...

Still In Asia Or Is This Europe?

A travel blog entry by parleusted on Oct 13, 2012

1 comment, 28 photos

... Azerbaijan, its language, its politics, its relationship with Turkey etc. making this a very interesting trip. He informed us that he was a classmate of Ilham Alieyev, current President of Azerbaijan, and we have no reason to doubt that. The photos and sayings of Ilham Alieyev's father, Heydar Aliyev, a much revered figure who led Azerbaijan for decades, are plastered everywhere. We saw a section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline that ...

1305. The Long Ride Across Azerbaijan

A travel blog entry by nathanphil on Aug 30, 2012

118 photos

... to "looking serious" than looking happy.

It's a very enjoyable encounter, but then takes a rather disturbing turn. One of the staff asks me if I know about Ramil Safarov. I say no.

"He killed an Armenian student in Budapest who insulted the Azeri flag. Ramil was put in prison--but now he's been set free... he's our hero!" she says proudly.

I do a little research on this later, to try to get the full story. In the sources I find, it doesn't ...

Crossing the Caucasus

A travel blog entry by 110days on Aug 06, 2011

Even though it's been a while since I last wrote, I did get back to Kazbegi safely (and then immediately left again the next morning to get back to where I was before...such is the economics of transport versus accommodation around this area).

The next stop was Armenia, which was a strange mixture of things. Outside the capital, it seemed like there was not much. Apart from monasteries. There were very very many monasteries (possibly something to ...

To a litle bit better world

A travel blog entry by fearcuairt on Aug 16, 2010


... who lives there, walks there, shops there? "Casino owners, Iranians and car salesmen" he replied. Armenia's borders with Azerbaijan and Turkey are definitively closed, and their relationship with Georgia and Iran is tenuously good but only out of necessity. Russia is their best friend, and I doubt there would be much resistance to a return to Russian rule. You can't help but think that if only they opened the borders, there would be more prosperity in the region. But as ...