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Travel Blogs from Baku
... newly erected 'like original' buildings, which makes it a little bit sterile and like Disneyland. In a similar way Paris might have been the blueprint for Baku's promenade and center, which is obviously also newly build, at least parts of it. All the big new cars and the expensive fashion stores complete this impression. ~ 12000 km since ...
... in the vicinity but has since been restored/rebuilt.
The temple of fire was extremely underwhelming. It looked almost entirely rebuilt and all of the rooms annexed to the central temple courtyard were empty or under construction. Nonetheless we wondered around, soaked up the hip hop music flooding from the museum radio and laughed at the fact that basically the only thing on display at the temple's museum were huge print ...
... soft mud lava the boys were having a ball. We were all perplexed at how these mounds had formed and why the lava was so cool.
With reluctance we left our volcanoes and head to one of Baku's most famous sites, the petroglyphs of Qobustan.
Before viewing the petroglyphs we visited the small but well thought out museum. Our minds full of facts and figures we head for the hills. Wow! The view of Baku's coastline ...
... city !) and came back later to enjoy as well a good sleep.
After a good sleep, all three went to visit the city and its little souvenir shops. After wandering around the nicely renovated streets, giving the city a nice modern/classical style, we bumped into the military parade, which was really impressive (moreover because Azerbaijan is still officially in a state of war with Armenia since 1994). We saw huge vehicles, tanks and missiles passing along the wonderful ...
... airport, we had to concede that perhaps there really was some systemic problem that day and took a taxi to the nearest metro station. While these initial interactions in Azerbaijan were tinged with mutual suspicion, these impressions were rapidly replaced by more positive ones. Baku's historic heart is Icheri Seher, a Unesco-listed walled Old City. Our hostel was situated inside the crenellated fortress walls, and as we walked from the ...
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