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... boat traffic. Took taxi to the place where they were said to be the office for such things but they were closed. It seemed as though they might be open at 3PM for an hour. It is all very complicated but I decided to call a guy said to be a facilitator of such things. He would do so for $30. So he called me at 6:30 PM and said that a boat was leaving tonight and he would pick me to go buy the ticket at 7:PM so I had to quickly pack up and check out of the hotel, not ...
... 10:30. As I went to the back of the boat to watch the lights, Bruce killed me with a pillow in the "Murder on the Caspian" game. The city was lit as well as the oil rigs just off the coast, including some with bright flames in the night. I stayed up until midnight.
Mon, Nov 11
I slept in until 9:00 - maybe the latest I've slept on the whole trip. The seas were very calm last night so I got really good sleep. ...
The track was so slick and the camber just of level that the truck just wanted to slide back into the ditch so we used the sand ladders as a road and slowly but surely got Calypso down to the intersection and back on the gravel just as the first of the group started to head back down from the volcanos. High fives all around and a cold can of Sprite to celebrate (we had ...
He continued to interrogate me with a barrage of questions as if it were very odd that a foreigner come here just to visit. Yeah, this is what I imagine it would've been like if this were still a Communist country. But now? You guys constantly put ads on cable TV promoting tourism in Azerbaijan--now that you've finally got a tourist coming, this is your welcome?
Finally I'm allowed in, we pass through a wall where there a vendors selling snacks, drinks ...
1st to 3rd June
So having left the hotel in Baku we made our way to the Port which was about a 20 minute walk. We had to carry all our stuff as it was difficult to get taxi's close to the Port to have made the cost of a taxi trip worthwhile.
On reaching the Port at 9.30pm we found out that we would have at least a 5 hour delay until the boat had arrived from Turkmenbashi which is on ...