Hotel Hale Kai
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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... lorries. It was barren country.
At 1300 we stopped at the mud volcanoes. These are areas where water from the Caspian Sea manages to percolate to the surface. We were on the road again by 1320, yours truly soon spotting the Caspian Sea itself in the distance.
We reached the industrial western suburbs of Baku by 1330. Aleko talked about our 'discretion' in going around with him in the afternoon; maybe of interest to the Quartet and DOM2 but not the ...
... 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 ...
... that is busy with pedestrians throughout the day is a great place for people-watching. Within the Old City is the palace complex of the Shirvanshahs, the seat of northeast Azerbaijan's ruling dynasty in the Middle Ages. Most of the 15th century buildings have been painstakingly restored in the last decade and provide some insight into their regal lifestyle. Caucasian countries are classified variously as being in Europe or Asia depending on ...
... same year. Odd.
Oh... that's right... the Azerbaijan-Armenia War. This is a still unresolved territorial conflict which the rest of the world has pretty much forgotten about. But for people here it's very real. In fact, in just about every town I'll visit here in Azerbaijan and later in Armenia I'll be reminded of this conflict in one way or another.
Obviously way to early to try to give my assessment on this... all I can say is that it's sobering to see the ...
... on taking us to where he thought the Embassy was and not where Helen insisted it was. After about 20 minutes we pulled up outside an official looking building that looked closed and empty. It was the old Turkmenistan Embassy. The driver then took the next hour and a half looking for the new Embassy.
When we got there we had to queue for another hour before the officials agreed to let Rogan and Helen get all our visas for us. This task ...