Khazar Golden Beach Hotel & Resort
Travel Blogs from Baku
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?)
... because of our late arrival, we were able to get close enough and were let through the track and to the hotel, rather than having to take the long detour we would have had to take if we had arrived earlier. Staff from the Park Inn Hotel. We were happy to get to our room and get some sleep.
... these rigs (also called nodding donkeys). It has been nicknamed James Bond Oil Field since it featured in the Bond movie The World is Not Enough. These drilling pumps are in-fact slowly being dismantled as most of the oil drilling is being moved further south down from Baku. The driver who was taking us on the trip was an endless font of local knowledge and in addition to pointing out every single factory and oil rig, he kept up a steady ...
Es war noch immer ziemlich stürmisch als wir frühstücken und unsere Zelte einpacken.
Auf dem Weg nach Baku stoppen wir an den Höhlen kurz hinter Qobustan, wo es Felszeichnungen gibt, die etwa 12000 Jahre alt sein sollen.
Auf der Küstenstraße nach Baku sehen wir die Ölplattformen im Kaspischen Meer, eine der Haupteinnahmequellen Aserbaidschans.
Baku selbst ist wie ein riesiges exklusives ...
... car proves unable to run at 50 - 55 ish.We arrived in Baku with car running something like right and it seems to have deteriorated on its own.
So now our efforts are concentrated on getting car on Friday's "ferry" and tieing up with people in Turkmenistan.I suppose all legs of the journey are critical but I'm consumed with thinking that this next bit is.I could probably just see a way back if we had a trip-threatening condition with contacts made in ...