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... was explained. It was a tradition picked up in the 18th c from the Russians and carried on. Apparently women are buried deeper than men. The joke is to make sure the wives do not come back! Screw political correctness!
Way too much 60 kph roads with no seeming reason for the low speed limit. The views are not scenic. Weaving about the roads due to cows seems a Caucasus-wide issue.
Rahim pointed out a distant radio locator tower, very important ...
After listening to the therapeutic sound of the fire crackling we took a short still across the nearby highlands (which reminded us of those little housing estates you find located next to an airport). We then shot off to our next destination, the Baku Ateshgah Fire Temple.
We arrived shortly after in an enormous cobble stone square, which looked as though it had been set up as an Olympic size-parking bay. Despite the ...
... Baku feels like a strong central government decided to give the entire city a complete makeover--building the new and making the old looks like it's new. The Old City looks like crisp and perfect--as if it were built yesterday.
And unlike Georgia, it's very clear where the money comes from to build all this: oil.
The city is still quiet as I wander through the pedestrian street into the heart of the city, down the stately corridors. There's a variety ...
... we needed to hop on – one that would take the truck. The cargo ships essentially show up, unload then leave when full. We were told we’d leave at 11pm but after we’d been sitting around in the cold and windy parking lot for a couple of hours with 11pm here and gone and no ship in sight we settled in for a long night. Sleeping pads, bags and pillows were pulled out and we cuddled up right there in the parking lot for some ...
... cold hasn't helped but the end of yesterday really wore me down.I drive through most of the cities whils Roger stays in touch with his Satnav side and both of us remain totally wound up.
Meeeting up with Vugar was refreshing yes but taught me a lesson.I didn;t go back for my coat and we should not go backwards for anything.We are here to achieve one thing only.
So - we have been rescued by the Americans.Really could not have been more fortunate under ...