Hotel Hale Kai
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
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... railway, unfortunately my views were impeded slightly by a storm that had blown in across the Caspian. The cemetery is at the foot of what I would say are now Baku's most iconic structures - the Flame Towers, which (appropriately) are built to look like three flames. They are pretty brash in the day, but at night they take this to a whole other level by projecting moving images on them - from silhouettes of people waving Azeri flags, to flickering flame.
... keep us going whilst aboard. We shared a 4 berth overnight cabin with a Dutch couple who also had grand-children, so we christened it the Granny Annexe.
Our crossing was very calm and we ladies spent an hour on top deck during the morning doing some Tai Chi moves to pass the time and enjoy the lovely sunshine.
We were all amazed to be landing in Turkmenistan by about 4pm later that day, as our cargo boat ...
... had to head back toward the old city to find something to eat, drink or do. We didn't have to but that was the plan. First we headed toward the Caspian Sea and walked along the Baku Boulevard park area, then we crossed over to the business area and entered a large shopping mall that Leo and Noel had been to yesterday. There we looked around - I tried a few sporting goods stores for a soccer shirt for Theo and Noel looked for ideas for his shopping ...
... 15 mins considering our choices only to call the waiter over to give him our orders and be told that the gas was not working so we could only order cold things from the menu!!
Before lunch Jim and David were in need of some tyres and had arranged a driver so I joined them on this little excursion to see more of Baku from the safety of a car. I had learnt the night before as I forged through rush hour that drivers in Baku are pretty aggressive.... on one occasion a ...
... of billet, me, problem, the large man was up, grabbing me by the arm and charging to our original official who turns out is the head of the port police. Result, come back at 1pm and maybe, 50:50 we get you on. A glimmer of hope.
Chasing the shade, 1pm comes, the gates swing open, trucks start rolling through and after what amounts to be a 120USD bribe later, i can get on the boat. Success.
To say from here we simply rolled the ...