Metropol the Hotel

33/35-2 U.Hajibeyov , Baku, AZ1010, Azerbaijan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Baku

Unye, Turkey to Turkmenistan

A travel blog entry by corktomongolia on Jul 22, 2014

19 photos

... and despite our best efforts we didn’t roll into the capital city of Azerbaijan until 3am. We set up camp near the port in order to get a bit of sleep before figuring out how to get to the Turkmenistan embassy and grab a cargo ship to Turkmenbashi.

At dawn, we packed up our kit and found the Turkmen embassy....then we waited and waited and waited before eventually getting our Turkmenistan visa processed at approx 2pm. Now it was time to find ourselves a boat across ...

Baku... to be updated

A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann on May 19, 2014

7 comments, 38 photos

... br> It is a very attractive city, the Old Town has been restored beautifully and it is very picturesque, possibly like Tbilisi might be if the government spent millions on restoring it. The new buildings are attractive in their juxtaposition, all glass and designer shapes.

We tried to do the lonely planet walking tour with Dave and Alicia, but got distracted by air conditioned coffee shops and a shopping mall, we did however make it up ...

Baku on the Caspian Sea

A travel blog entry by dmarek on Oct 13, 2013

22 photos

... she calls them khaki (not sure of the transliterated spelling) for the bigger ones and something else for the smaller one. We may have stopped at some other places which I have forgotten. Then we had a lunch stop a little over an hour from Baku. It was a nice setting in a garden and there were turkeys and chickens roaming about as well as the cats. Despite warning us not to have contact with cats and dogs, Nick fed the cats bread and chicken ...

'Check out my gravel pit...'

A travel blog entry by andyball on May 20, 2013

9 photos

... saving our asses, if there is a heaven they are all going there and I hope the weather stays fine for them!

Sixty dollars later and the visas paid for, Zaza calls up the Consul at his house (he’s knocked off for the weekend of course) and arranges for us to meet him at the embassy. Cue another two taxis and the accompanying dice with death and we eventually arrive at the embassy and wait another half hour for or friend the consul ...

Bye bye!

A travel blog entry by wallsy on Jul 22, 2012

5 photos

... helpful, friendly people... and also some useless ones.

The boat itself was ride on, ride off (RORO), although it's not quite as seamless as that. We had a cabin to sleep in and were bunked with four other gringos who'd arrived while we were waiting. Six people, beds for five, we were here first... you work it out!

As for Azerbaijan... it's the first country I've been to where I ...