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A travel blog entry by stephanieviolet


... as we had to catch one bus to the outskirts of town and then get a taxi. Quinn and I literally had 20 taxi men all with full on gold teeth (which almost all the men and women have in Azerbaijan) crowded around us trying to figure out where we wanted to get to and bargaining prices with us. It must have looked like quite a scene as a couple of cops turned up and luckily one of them spoke English so he could translate and negotiate for us. We eventually got a driver and set off to ...

Baku... to be updated

A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann


... up in the air.

However, I am now pleased to announce our first little hiccup... the Turkmenistan embassy went to a conference today, and so they can't issue our visas... the next day that they open for visas on Friday! At present our visa agent is trying to get the embassy to open especially for visas on Wednesday as we can't get on the boat until they issue us visas (the boat won't allow us on board without them - even though we can get them ...

Sailing across the Caspian Sea!

A travel blog entry by 2graytravellers

... to the city docks. There I spotted a lady crane driver hard at work high up on one of the dockyard cranes! Women's lib has arrived here too apparently!
We boarded the cargo ship along with other truck drivers, and made our way taking all our luggage from the truck with us to find our cabin.We had been for-warned that this trip across the Caspian Sea may take 2,3,4, days or possibly longer, and to buy enough ...

Baku on the Caspian Sea

A travel blog entry by dmarek


I had plenty of time to get ready this morning. When I got to breakfast - early - I was still one of the last to arrive. I saw Leo was at a table by himself so I moved to keep him company. He seemed to be feeling better but he was putting on a good act and is ready to see a doctor when he gets to Baku. I do hope he can get some antibiotics to cure his ills. I went back to my room to get my remaining things, but still have a half hour so ...

'Check out my gravel pit...'

A travel blog entry by andyball


... painfully slowly through the gridlock towards the bank. Our driver looked a little unsure which did little to settle our nerves. Our first bank is a nonstarter, it’s been closed down and relocated. Time ticks by and we finally get a lead on another bank, that turns out to be closed as well! Zaza runs around phoning and shouting at taxi drivers searching for the other banks in the area. Our first taxi driver desserts us, fearing decapitation from Mary ...


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