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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?)
We ended work early which gave us the opportunity to do a little sightseeing. Luckily they arranged a driver for us to go south about an hour to see the Gobustan Rock Carvings.
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site checked off the list.
I really wanted to see the lions, but they don't let people go into that area.
... stay, we joined a few others on one of the most popular day-trips from Baku, a visit the Qobustan Petroglyph Reserve. The Petroglyph Reserve lies about 60 km south of the city. It was established to protect a large number of caves with 600 odd petroglyphs that were discovered in this area. There is a world class interpretive museum with informative exhibits on the science behind studying petroglyphs and visiting the museum prior to ...
- Driving - where to begin... it's basically a free for all, road lines and zebra crossings are for decorative purposes only.
- The weather, and in particular - the wind. Tips for new players, take a squiz out your window at the giant Azeri flagpole first thing in the morning, and if the flag is flying like a little beauty, do not wear a dress outside... Otherwise, you will really give the ...
... the fourth floor. They cant help so we go someewhere else. Nor can they, so we are sent to the 6th floor, where we go into the office of the bigwig who caused the whole office to stand to attention a few days ago. He is reading his newspaper. He reads the report, appends his signature, and back we go to one of the offices, I really cant remember which. They send us somewhere else, and eventually we get back to the guy in charge of firearms and contraband. He ...