Grand Hotel Europe
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... that Baku was producing a phenomenal 50% of the world's petroleum.
The following day we took a tour out of the city to the surrounding region and it was here that we were able to get a better feel for Baku's relationship with oil - for I would argue that no other settlement on earth has been so intimately associated with the "black gold" for so much of its history. Our first stop, after briefly stopping to see some interesting "mud volcanoes", was to be go ...
... started kissing the asphalt.
This was quite a nice little side trip that we wouldn’t recommend anyone doing. If, by any chance you happen to be driving in Southern Georgia, make sure to take the road to Kutaisi and no other road. Our concentration levels were so high at the time that not one of us took a picture of the predicament that we were in. At 4am, we simple parked the car up at the side of the road and fell asleep.
The next morning there was a simple ...
... bit sad as well since we were all separating now.
There was some lack of agreement on whether to get a taxi or walk back. The majority ruled and we walked. I walked with Lowell at the back because he was tired - having allergies and under the weather too. My shoe fell off my foot as I was crossing a street and I had to walk quickly with one shoe dangling off my food by its strap. Leo decided to walk at the back with ...
... I thought I might be heading the wrong way. After confirming I was on route, I tried to get back on my BMW. However, it had other ideas! The frame of the bike gave me an electric shock. Not a little tingle but one that led to an expletive laden reaction. Unfortunately, I then had to touch the bike to see if it was a build up of static..... it wasn’t, which led to more pain & cursing. Then I had to turn the ignition off to see if that would stop it, it wasn’t, more ...
... didn't leave until 6 am and not before Helen had a very strange shower experience. Feeling grimy after 30 hours in a port we decided to have a wash in the toilets, this ended in Helen being hosed down by a middle aged over weight female toilet attendant sporting a floral dress and the requisite gold teeth. Wanting to avoid being scrubbed down I rejected her offer and retreated into a cubical half expecting to see her golden smile appear over the door at any moment.