Excelsior Hotel Baku
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... in a wrap or on a bun which is then toasted, or in a thick savoury pancake type thing. If that doesn't take your fancy you can get lamb or chicken on a skewer or in a sizzling metal bowl perched over hot coals and filled with peppers, onion, tomato and mushrooms. All very delicious and covered in oil but if that isn't your flavour you can always opt for some classic Italian, McDonalds or KFC. Our first two days were spent in taxi's going from one consulate to another. A ...
... the Caspian was one of the most unpredictable events we have done on the trip so far. There was a mad rush out of the hotel in taxi’s (we actually got a London cab in Azerbajian!) to then only wait for a few more hours once at the port. The control was completely in the hands of the ferry crew and border control as to when we could leave Azerbaijan and cross the sea. We arrived at the port at 6.30am and after more scrutiny over our stay in Armenia ...
... cars, expensive hotels. And we are fuming. Unfortunately, the alternator on the car has finally decided to give out, so night time driving with headlights drains our two batteries more quickly than you can say: "Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan are ****** places and too bad they have oil to sustain their lifestyles". But we have to leave and after one hour we find a spot to camp, between the main highway and the main railroad tracks. A quiet night it was not, but ...
... millions of Azeris living in Tabriz and Azerbaijan province. They are friends with Russia, but accept that Russia is closer with Armenia. I remember wondering - incredulously - why, with all of their wealth and economic power, they can just seize back control of Karabakh from Armenia. I then quickly remembered that Russia and Armenia are "best friends" and even all the oil wealth of Azerbaijan does not stand a chance against the might of Russia.
I could go on and on ...
... to stop her sliding off the oily deck into the sea. Fantastic. I have met a Russian lorry driver called Alexander, who has taught me to play Kazio. He thinks the crossing will take 3 days. I hope he's wrong but he has apparently done this journey many ...