Best Eastern Hotel Irshad

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


A travel blog entry by tezzatravels on Jul 20, 2015

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Rahim is a nice guy. He always has a smile. Left at 0846, no lollygagging today with a longish drive to Baku.

The Greater Caucasus Mountains were to my left as Rahim went into a long blurb on Azerbaijani history. The Europeans were usually asleep; how rude! The Azeri language was first spoken in the 16th c. It is overcast. There are some Jews in the country though many left after the nation obtained independence in 1991.

The idea of faces on ...

Azerbaijan = "the land of fire" - "la terre du feu

A travel blog entry by sallyjonasniels on Jun 23, 2013

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... 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 ...

1305. The Long Ride Across Azerbaijan

A travel blog entry by nathanphil on Aug 30, 2012

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... shoreline is one giant park, lined with regal looking buildings and full of gardens and sculptures. To get there, you take a pedestrian underpass with marble walls and escalators to get down. This place feels more like Monaco than the Caucasus.

It's much different then Batumi--sure, Batumi had a lot of big, fancy projects going on, but they're all sort of wild, eclectic--and mixed in with the old leftover Soviet stuff. It feels like unbridled capitalism and ...

Amazing Azerbaijan!

A travel blog entry by kev-buxton on Jun 10, 2012

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... could negotiate with the authorities there to be able to get on a ferry without a visa and we were asked to make sure that we were in the hotel reception area at 4pm for any updated news. They also asked us to get some snacks for the ferry crossing. Together with others, I spent the couple of hours that we had before returning to the hotel, having a brief look at the area around the hotel and also visiting the local supermarket to get some food for ...


A travel blog entry by betsybond on May 31, 2012

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... 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 ...