Hotel Hale Kai
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Day 30 C Sunrise over calm Caspian Sea and countless oil fields with their drilling rigs at the horizon. Far away we can spot Neft Daşları, a huge artificial city in the Caspian Sea without connection to the mainland. It's a strange place, build by multiple connections (300km of streets) between the drilling sites and ...
... 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 ...
Today we journeyed to Qobustan and the mud volcanoes.
The Mud volcanoes took our breath away. In the middle of nowhere on a plateau overlooking Baku's coast were 50 something small mud volcanoes. The bubbling sound of the mud brewing sent us all into hysterics. The occasional loud splutters of mud erupting from the mounds reminded us of the crass ***** let out in public by old Chinese men.
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... 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 ...
... a few years ago and is now pumping Caspian oil all the way to Turkey. With the establishment of this lucrative oil pipeline, Azerbaijan is aggressively focused on urban renewal and we saw the beginnings of several development projects that were either underway or getting started. A new bridge spanning a section of the Caspian Sea connecting towns south of Baku directly to the city center has been started. Also under construction is a ...
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