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Travel Blogs from Baku

BL #60: Marvel At Baku's Bling

A travel blog entry by pwong on Aug 31, 2014

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... Baku they are lined with the likes of Burberry, Dior, and Gucci.

All this oil money really does make for a stunning place, but the level of excess isn't something you would see in many other places in the World. The best example may be the pedestrian underpasses found in the centre - typically, these underpasses are claustrophobic, dark, filthy holes that reek of urine. But not here in Baku! Here you'll find ...

Heading across the Caspian Sea

A travel blog entry by pato_mahala on May 21, 2013

67 photos

... which was surprisingly tasty. The wine was extremely cheap at $3 a litre and after a few bottles and more food than you could ever stomach, we carried the good vibes on with the group to a wild west bar back around the corner from the hostel. What started as a tame dinner with friends soon turned into Odyssey gone wild with the little quiet Western bar soon becoming overrun by 22 thirsty rowdy tourists! Louise got the party started after consuming wine, ...

Post-visit Baku: The Fire Temple

A travel blog entry by nathanphil on Sep 04, 2012

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... be able to just find a shortcut west and find the neighborhood where the temple is. So I head down the dirt sidestreets where big pipes run in front of the houses, then up and across for each sidestreet and driveway, giving the whole neighborhood an abandoned industrial feel. Actually, I find out later these pipes carry heating oil, and it's common that they run above ground in these parts. Seems pretty dangerous--any little fender bender and you'll have a burst ...


A travel blog entry by frawldog on Aug 08, 2012

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... rides here and water fountains everywhere. It is all very interesting. The fountains are different shapes and sizes. The landscaping here is some of the best in the world. All the plants are trimmed toliterally perfection. Fountain Square is the other main tourist attraction in Baku and is 5 minutes walking from the city walls. This is a giant square where there is a lot of shopping and a lot of water fountains. There are several fountains here ...

Crossing the Caucasus

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

... fixed it twice, and although nothing major has gone wrong, sometimes I am amazed to wake up with a roof still over my head.

Today, we have come to Baku. The capital of Azerbaijan, Baku is clearly much more moneyed than the rest of the country, and is filled with designer shops and half-built Hiltons and Marriotts. Apparently some of this rejuvenation is due to the Eurovision song contest, which will be held here next year.

We ...

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