Park Inn by Radisson Azerbaijan Baku Hotel
Travel Blogs from Baku
... parked up what we thought was near to the Turkmenistan embassy and had a couple of hours to spare until it opened again after lunch. So a few of us went off looking for a place to have lunch and found a pub where we discovered we really weren't in Georgia anymore with cheap food prices, it was back to normal European prices. We met back up at the truck mid afternoon when Suse informed us the Turkmenistan embassy was closed for the next two days and had actually moved to the other side ...
... decided to just make one big meal around 4pm so he cooked some popcorn just after noon. I played a strategy game called "Backpacker" with Bree and Linc for a couple hours and then took a short walk. At 3:00, I had to help prepare dinner of cheesy pasta at at 4:00 we ate. Shortly after, the Turkmen customs officials said we needed to get our items from the truck so it could cross thru customs. We spent the next couple hours in the waiting room and ...
Theresa sent the group up to see the Mud Volcanos as it was getting late and the light was fading. I offered my help and I was very happy to get a yes in answer (this is my kind of fun!) Plan b involved more digging, the longer ladders, a spot of road reconstruction and some clever driving and after a few attempts (a bit of swearing from me, which always helps) the old girl was free, kind of.
... with no hotels.
So I'm going to go ahead and take a bus clear across the country to Baku, where that one hostel is, then I can work from there and see how things work in other towns. This means that I'm going to spend pretty much the entire day on a bus--something I haven't done in a long time.
So off I go, back to the international bus station--but no bus to Azerbaijan visible anywhere. I wander up and down asking people, until finally I'm put on a mini-van ...
... to the passport control where the task of checking our passports and baggage started. This process took another 2 hours and the non too friendly and lazy ***** Immigration and Customs officers were obviously upset by the size of our group and the fact that their sleep had been disturbed.
Eventually we were allowed through to the Port side. And then we saw her. Our ferry 'The Professor Gul'. It ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet