Diplomat Hotel Baku
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... were blooming with pink and red flowers. We saw quite a few camels this day too - all of the one hump middle eastern type. We were given the rules for a game of "Murder on the Caspian" - a game where we would randomly draw a person to "kill", the murder weapon, and the place or time they need to be killed. I drew Rich, with a tea cup, in a cabin - this one would be easy! The rules were if you killed someone, then you took their assigned victim. But if you ...
... the Karavansary… The hotel is beautiful, cool and serene with gardens and high sided walls designed to secure the precious cargos of the Silk Road traders from marauding bandits. Our rooms are comfortable if a little dated by lime green bathroom suites installed in Soviet times. A quick shower and a walk around the town square is all Jules and I can muster and we’re soon fast asleep, keen to catch up on the sleep we’ve lost.
... who would buy concentrated perfumes in Mexico City, then travel south, mix the perfumes and sell them on the sidewalk--and finance their travels that way!"
Giles tells about his epic journey in his younger years, starting in Thailand (where he extended his stay by becoming a monk and joining a monastary) then he traveled across Asia through Afghanistan, then down into Africa where (this was back in colonial times) he arrived in Rhodesia ...
... for it. We left the car where it was... have no idea about the parking rules either, see how that one goes.
I must admit I'm not really feeling Azerbaijan. I haven't really found anything particularly pleasant or fun, and I'm not expecting that to change anytime soon. It's only been a short time but that's where it's at. A couple of good experiences would be all it takes... fingers crossed.
... keys cut today.Had 4 keys cut and negotiated price down from 16 Manet to 6.Felt very proud.None of the keys fit.
Need to get on the road and with Emin's help will sort Customs and ferry tomorrow (Tuesday).Bits due back Wednesday a.m.
Perhaps this is the part of the journey that becomes the adventure.The serendipidity that makes the seams of life.
Abdullah,Ivan?- patience dear reader.There's a long road ahead.