Best Eastern Hotel Irshad

11 Vagif street, Baku, 370007, Azerbaijan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Baku

Unye, Turkey to Turkmenistan

A travel blog entry by corktomongolia on Jul 22, 2014

19 photos

... and despite our best efforts we didn’t roll into the capital city of Azerbaijan until 3am. We set up camp near the port in order to get a bit of sleep before figuring out how to get to the Turkmenistan embassy and grab a cargo ship to Turkmenbashi.

At dawn, we packed up our kit and found the Turkmen embassy....then we waited and waited and waited before eventually getting our Turkmenistan visa processed at approx 2pm. Now it was time to find ourselves a boat across ...

Azerbaijan

A travel blog entry by stephanieviolet on May 20, 2014

1 comment, 15 photos

... town in his car. It soon became apparent that he didn't know what these volcanoes were and where they were as he was soon pulling over to ask for directions. We also wanted to visit some petroglyphs in the surrounding area but he knew even less about these. Once we found the track for the mud volcanoes he realised his lowered Mercedes wasn't going to make the increasingly muddier track so we had to go find a taxi that would. We got in a big argument with the first one we came ...

Baku... to be updated

A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann on May 19, 2014

7 comments, 38 photos

... out of the was cold. Some of the boys decided that a facial mud pack would be a grand idea, only problem was the we were bushcamping, and there was no shower. Luckily the truck had a lot of water and Alicia had bought a washing bowl that could be used for washing clothes and luckily birdy baths (to coin a phrase from Tina, another lady on the trip).

Hand washing is a slight obsession for me, and I think (hope) some others in the trip. There is ...

City Tour and More Walking around Baku

A travel blog entry by dmarek on Oct 14, 2013

150 photos


This morning we had a city tour with Nick and Ramisa on the bus and off. We rode the bus to the walls of the old city. I can't remember exactly the order of what we saw but I remember seeing the city walls, the Maiden Tower, some baths, and then seeing the Shah's palace, tombs of the Shah and his family. We walked around from one place to another and ended up on a street with some souvenir shops where some purchases were made. I think we all have ...

A shocking day.... literally.

A travel blog entry by 2legs2wheels on May 23, 2013

1 comment, 34 photos

... of light relief. I had been warned by one of my fellow China crossers, that the Azeri police were very tight on speeding. Given my experience in Turkey I was cautious and was annoyed to be flagged over at one of the police checkpoints. However, within seconds I was trying to hold it together because the policeman shook my hand and then about 8 other officers piled out of their little hut and all shook hands with me while going “BMV” “Good” ...