Excelsior Hotel Baku
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Shuttle bus service
- Tennis Court
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... sale roadside for a short stretch.
Our first stop was in Samaxi, the 'city of poets'. We visited the Cuma mosque, the second oldest in the Caucasus, dating from the 8th c. What we saw was a mosque reconstructed in 2013. We were able to enter it, the lush carpet underfoot duly felt. Only parts of its interior were lavishly done but the chance to enter a mosque itself was a treat. Persian details could also be seen in the architecture of local parks. The Lonely ...
... A row of brand new public use iPads were staring us in he face as we entered the most incredible fast food joint we have seen. The ceiling was intricately painted and the menu offered mojitos and beer amongst the normal KFC specialties. The food was just as amazing as the interior design.
We boarded our immaculately clean train in perfect time and spent the next few hours chatting with our super friendly cabin mate, an Azeri ...
... just at the perimeter through cobbled streets and down quiet alleyways, we were totally sold on its charms. Straying just a few minutes outside these walls, the Azeri capital reveals itself as a boomtown that is rapidly reinventing itself. A wide boulevard runs all along the Caspian Sea and is lined with grand buildings and interesting storefronts. All old buildings seem to have been torn down and in their place are grand constructions built ...
... praying in his shop, but it's clear, if people practice their Muslim faith here, it's a very personal thing.
I'm very intrigued to learn more about the Azeri style of Islam... I'll come back to this topic later.
I've reached the top of the hill where Baku's brand new signature modern structures are: three steel and glass skyscrpers high on a hillside, with a beautiful curvy shape. At first I think they look like three petals of a flower opening up, but then ...
... water as there is an oily sheen on the top of it. In the evenings the pedestrian precinct and Fountain Sq were busy with families walking about til 11pm. This late activity might explain why it was difficult to get breakfast before 10 a.m.! Had a very atmospheric meal in an old caravanserai. Performances laid on by a traditional band followed by a tubby fire eater who also laid down on swords and a bed of nails. Finally ...