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... next AM. It takes about 18 to 20 hours to make the crossing so I slept 2 nights on the train. I had the taxi driver stop at a market on the way and picked up abit of food mostly dried fruit and water.So fortunaetly I was not hungry. We arrived at 3AM into Turkmenbasi port in Turkmenistan. Surprisingly, they let the boat unload and we were able to disembark and get through passport control and customs right in the middle of the night which I was told was unheard of. ...
... made some tea and prepared many plates of food including a big tray of Baklava, cookies, almonds, candies, and brandied fruit. I cut up some "Iranian Feta" cheese I had bought at the Ashgabat market and it was yummy. Some Azeri women on the boat were invited to join and they gave her gifts of bracelets, a ring, and some socks.
We arrived in Baku around 5pm (4pm after the time difference) and it took about 2 hours to get off the boat and thru ...
They have a funicular to get you up/down the hillside.
However, I showed up on lunch break. Being adventurous, I climbed my way to the top. Stupid me. 3/4's of the way I ran into construction - I found a way around but I should have waited.
Interesting cemetery at the top (see next entry).
I did take the funicular back down.
Almost got caught taking a photo of the UN Building (see that guard?)
... to Turkmenistan, then through, Uzbekistan, Kazakstan--and finally loop back to Russia... And the only reason he can get in that way is because on he has Uzbek citizenship!
No wonder Georgians get irritated when they see Russian tourists in their country!
Finally the bus arrives and we're off.
The long ride across Azerbaijan is pretty uneventful. As I learn later, this route takes us through the most boring part of the country, through the semi-arid ...
... br> 10pm soon became 11pm and the dreaded sickness bug started to spread around the group like wildfire!! Pippa, Jody, Gareth and Rowan all came down with it in the space of a couple of hours and the high spirits that we had been in, possibly fuelled by a a few drinks in the Port, soon disappeared!
11pm soon became midnight and midnight became 1pm, then 2pm. Then movement. We were all ...