Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Baku
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... open especially for us the next day and give us our visas on the spot. We caught the cabs back to the truck and caught another set of cabs to the apartment we were staying in (it was going to be too hard to get the truck there in the traffic). The three storey apartment we stayed in was awesome and had a sauna, which I took advantage of each of the three nights we stayed there, and a pool table. Quinn had also discovered a KFC across the square from the apartment so we decided to ...
... 10:30. As I went to the back of the boat to watch the lights, Bruce killed me with a pillow in the "Murder on the Caspian" game. The city was lit as well as the oil rigs just off the coast, including some with bright flames in the night. I stayed up until midnight.
Mon, Nov 11
I slept in until 9:00 - maybe the latest I've slept on the whole trip. The seas were very calm last night so I got really good sleep. ...
Phil was the first to arrive and he was covered from head to toe in mud. The volcanos are caused by gas bubbling up from the ground which is warm and causes the mud to stay liquefied. They bubble up and form a volcano shape at the top. Phil ventured a little too close and ended up down to his waist in mud, glorious mud! The video is amazing and ...
He continued to interrogate me with a barrage of questions as if it were very odd that a foreigner come here just to visit. Yeah, this is what I imagine it would've been like if this were still a Communist country. But now? You guys constantly put ads on cable TV promoting tourism in Azerbaijan--now that you've finally got a tourist coming, this is your welcome?
Finally I'm allowed in, we pass through a wall where there a vendors selling snacks, drinks ...
... If anyone from last years trip is reading this.......I am sorry. But there are winners and losers in this crossing. We were certainly the winners.
We celebrated our good fortune in the communal area and the bottles of Barcadi, Brandy and other stuff, were soon polished off. The party also continued out onto the deck!!
The ferry left Baku at about 5.30am, Saturday morning and I ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center