Excelsior Hotel Baku
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... by visiting the former Shah's palace in the old town before going our separate ways due to differing itineraries. In the afternoon I took the metro north to the "Heydar Aliev Centre" - a massive new conference centre named after the former president for whom there is still an enormous cult of personality in the country. The centre was designed by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid who is responsible for many iconic modern structures around the world. My final stop was ...
We spent a couple of days here in this ancient city and Bob and I managed to find 2 superb restaurants where we enjoyed some delicious local food. We managed to climb to the top of the famous Maiden Tower where we had a splendid view over the city of Baku. Later the same morning our tour leaders / drivers, Ricky and Em, announced that we were due to sail on our "ferry" later that day. So we all boarded our truck and ...
... people who are now primarily Muslim. People still make animal sacrifices and the sign of the flame is still very important to the Azeris (as in the Flame Towers). There is a holiday tomorrow and the day after and there will be sacrifices made.
After our morning excursion, some of us returned to the hotel while others stayed in the city center. After an hour or so, I joined Leo and Noel for a walk to the Modern Art Museum. Since today is ...
... in vain to take my credit card back so that he could refund me, while I tried in vain to get him to give the spare cash to the shop owner. It transpired he couldn’t give cash back, but then I realised that I could simply give the shop owner the additional petrol, so he got 10 litres of petrol and I got a litre of water and a litre of sprite..... and we were all happy.
The combination of 36 degrees, hours of gravel roads, the pain of being shocked and the concern that ...
Went to Saipem's offices after breakfast. Their driver took us and the precious letter to the Customs offices.Got there on the second floor. There's an office with units of 4 desks around 3 sides, with the central section for us plebs. There must have been over 50 Customs officers at the desks, talking to each other, reading magazines, newspapers and generally getting on with very little. All in their uniforms, with varying numbers of pips on their shoulders, one to five. ...