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... that so many people died and ************e actually knows that it happened. After a few days exploring Yerevan (and finally washing our entire backpack of dirty clothes which the group was very happy with) we kept to our ritual of a traditional feast in each country and followed our guide Zaza to a local Armenian restaurant. We devoured several local dishes including dolmas (vine leaves), stews, bread and dips, dried meats and a very strange dish of lamb ...
... isn't too far off.
I find myself walking down a Main Street of what normally would be a "town"--but Baku is a sprawling city covering most of the penninsula, so this is just one of its neighborhoods. I walk down the main street, past a little train station, as the town starts to peeter out... finally I the road dead ends at a graveyard and I have no choice but to turn around and head back.
It seems I must have gone a little too far east, so I figure ...
... in Baku. The Caspian Sea is here and I thought I would be able to swim here, but it may be the dirtiest sea I have ever seen. There is so much oil here and the water is very polluted with it. The walk along the water is great. It goes about 4 or 5 KM and takes over an hour to walk it. There are sidewalk restaurants everywhere along with some amazing parks. You have to try and walk underneath the trees because it is very hot. There are also ...
... which is a huge relief, even though I had to go to the embassy twice for no clear reason. Did not do much sight seeing in the city, partly because it was excruciatingly hot - over 40 degrees while we were there, which apparently is not usual.
We have now crossed into Azerbaijan, where a tourist highlight is some bubbling mud. To be fair, the mud volcanoes were kind of interesting, but this is the level of tourism we're talking about - and ...
... this assertion is more about the power of hope than it is about geography. Europe - as a word - is imbued with connotations of wealth, development, modernization and progress. Asia, to most Georgians that we talked to, seems to be equated with a sense of backward thinking and underdevelopment. It's almost as if there is this naive belief that if the world thinks of Georgia as Europe, it magically opens the door to democracy and development. Our guide in Georgia asked us "Don't ...