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Travel Blogs from Baku

Wherein Fox and Mouse Realize Blunder #2

A travel blog entry by cutiebanana on Jul 08, 2014

... passport in order to prevent the clerk from losing face.

While waiting for their Baku> Moscow flight, Fox marveled at the shiny new airport. That Caspian oil is surely responsible for the Baku airport, which has absolutely nothing for the common man and makes American airports look like proletarian fantasies.

During that wait they were able to verify that no terminal change was needed in Moscow; thus were fears of holiday cancellation alleviated.

Baku, Azerbaijan: Land of Fire

A travel blog entry by samber on Sep 30, 2013

101 photos

... have been on the take! :-) So yes, today the manager of our hotel drove us out to Yanar Dag which is a continuous fire caused by leakage of natural gas from a rocky hillside. Quite spectacular to see considering it was, as legend goes, accidentally lit by a shepherd in the 1950's and has never been extinguished. Certainly makes for a nice warm place to be in the snowfalls of winter. Azerbaijan itself means "Land of Fire". It is with ...

A shocking day.... literally.

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

1 comment, 34 photos

... the border with Azerbaijan, which again was an endless postcard of majestic mountains and valleys. The last valley deserves a special mention, because when I come down a small range of wooded hills, I was suddenly faced with a sea like flat valley of unending green and in the distance was what looked like a bank of clouds but were on inspection a wall of mountains. I have seen mountains before but these just rose to a huge height directly from a flat valley. It was as if a palate ...

Escape from Azerbaijan

A travel blog entry by alseum on Apr 20, 2012

... Suffice to say that if Kafka had ever tried to pay a penalty for overstaying a transit visa in Azerbaijan then The Trial would be a trilogy. So there we were with no vehicle and no visa. Our only other option from this cul-de-sac of a country was a boat north to Kazakhstan, the problem being that the Kazakh boat makes the Turkmen boat look like a Japanese commuter service by comparison. It turns up anytime from once every three days to once every three weeks, ...

Ferry oddysee from Baku to Aktau

A travel blog entry by tonztosee on May 29, 2011

2 comments, 13 photos

... board due to no timetable and ferry is leaving only once they are full.
As we made our initial inquiries amid a frenzy of Kazachan car traders we were amazed and delighted to hear we could leave that night. The problem was we had to pick up our visas on the other side of the city, pack, withdraw money, return a simcard, buy food (none on boat) and be back within two hours to show our passports and buy tickets. Many would have believed this to be ...

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