Grand Hotel Europe
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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Outdoor pool
- Indoor pool
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... time found. Up for some chill time. Pix downloaded and blog up to date so not behind on that front.
1800 rendezvous to polish off another bottle of Azerbaijan red, the cork pushed through and wine gushing out. Went up to the bar c 1900. While open, no bartender so into the gym where
30 seconds of exercise was more than ample.
Off to the Cafe City off Fountains Square for dinner. Shared a bottle of red wine, an antipasto, a ...
... platforms and a population of 2000 people. Everything on piles, 55 km off the nearest shore. We arrive Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan at 3pm and check in the Caspian Hostel, where we have Internet again after being cut off 1 week. We have time for some sightseeing in Baku's old town and center. Gaps in the pretty old town are ...
... looking to work hard and live a better life. So it's much more useful for them to learn Russian than English. It's not that Azeris love Russia--it's just the reality. Getting to Western Europe or America is so difficult many don't even dream of it. But going to Russia is relatively easy, and since Azeris are harder workers than Russians (so they say) they're able to find jobs and make good money.
It's a concept a little hard to get used to for an American who grew up ...
... is located in the Absheron Peninsular which juts out into the Caspian Sea at a right angle. It is also, reputedly, one the most polluted place on Earth.
As I have said the first signs were grim as brilliant sunshine gave way to smog and a landscape that was heavily industrial.
However when we approached the city centre, the smog disappeared and was replaced by brilliant sunshine again.
We quickly found our hotel, ...
... We had the afternoon to explore Baku and headed back to the old town – this time the band was back together and we worked on our next song. To the tune of the Pirate Song we changed up the words for crossing the Caspian Sea – it was completed a few days later and sung in not so fine form to Laura on her birthday during one of our long driving days in Turkmenistan.
The next meeting time in the waiting game was 6pm. ...