Best Eastern Hotel Irshad

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

Crossing the Caspian Sea

A travel blog entry by marqual


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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 ...

Post-visit Baku: The Fire Temple

A travel blog entry by nathanphil


... the Soviet Union, and the prize Hitler had his eyes set on in World War II... Even though most people in the world don't even know this city (or this country for that matter exists), this place played a huge role in world history.

And what makes Baku different from other oil producing areas, is that a huge city grew right in the middle of the oil fields--creating this industrial post-apocalyptic feel...

Finally I reach the neighborhood where the ...

1305. The Long Ride Across Azerbaijan

A travel blog entry by nathanphil


... 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. ...

Azerbaijan Petroglyths

A travel blog entry by frawldog


... than the museum. It is only a 5 minute drive or less to the actual site where the rock carvings are and they are quite visible. The carvings were all over and had a lot of animals and people with spears and stuff.

About 10 KM past the archaeological site of Qobustan is the mud volcanos. The mud volcanos were in the voting for the natural wonder of the world, but just missed it. I don't know how many sites there are, but I saw a site ...

Amazing Azerbaijan!

A travel blog entry by kev-buxton


... disappointed.

We stayed at an old 'Caravanserai' which is basically an ancient roadside inn and a place to stay for visitors. They were predominantly located in Asia, North Africa and South East Europe and especially so along the "Silk Route' which we are mainly following. The hotel was called the Hotel Karavansary. It was a beautiful old building dating back to the 12th century which had been fully restored.

We had a visit to ...


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