Hotel Hale Kai
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... us like a brick wall! We drove up thinking that there were only a few cars in the queue and thought we’d be through in no time at all. Little did we realise that the queue for the border was about 3 miles long, so long that it stretched all the ways back passed the “Welcome to Turkey” sign, even though we were going to Georgia. Not only that, but the place was filthy, there was rubbish everywhere!!!! There was a convergence of fellow ralliers though, which meant that ...
... 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 ...
... so intrigued by my bike that he pulled right up to me and was probably only 4 inches from my bike frame, which would have been annoying if we were stationary but was worse given we were going at about 15mph in traffic. That doesn’t sound much but as there is no rear view on a bike, your awareness of things coming up behind you is alot less than in a car, so it is quite easy to not realise who is around you..... This guy seemed surprised at my reaction, because he simply wanted ...
There are two big tourist attractions not far from Baku and I shared a taxi with two of the people in my hostel. It costs 50 manat, which is the equivalent to 50 euros to go to Qobustan, the mud volcanos, the great mosque and the James Bond oil field. It only took 4-5 hours to visit all of them and I would recommend everyone to do it if they are already I Baku. Most of the other people in the hostel passed up this opportunity.
The first ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet