Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Baku
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
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Travel Blogs from Baku
... to the waterfront and The Caspian Sea. Baku and indeed Azerbaijan is reclaiming it's identity after centuries of being stamped on by neighbours and of course Russia. Gone are the ubiquitous statues of Lenin and Kirov only to replaced by ones of obscure poets. Oil is the economic driver and so long as this lasts, so will this beacon of civilisation which is worryingly surrounded by less benevolent forces. THE GROUP......over the last 18 or so years we have travelled ...
... the cold at bay. It was cold and windy with either rain or a sandstorm in the night. By morning all was calm.
Driving into Baku from the south there is development spread out along the lake shore, block of flats, Dubai style development reaching out onto the water and large private homes. Once in Baku the cliffs overlooking the lake are crammed with housing development.
Quick stop to look ay the mosque and the second ...
... ever had - 6 monats or approximately 6 euros. But it was interesting to hang out at a local place.
Then we headed back toward the hotel with the intention of eating. By the time we had walked so much - or so it seemed - we began to feel hungrier. On the way, we saw a few places - the first Tony rejected and the second, he suggested we go in. It turned out to be a Georgian restaurant (Gruzya) with a Georgian waitress who talked us ...
... are low as we leave the embassy and walk towards our taxis for the massive journey back to Georgia, Emile is to be our driver, he's a little on the rotund side and his smile glints with gold teeth but he is kind and friendly and quick to smile. We nose our way through the gathering dusk and head out of Yerevan for the last time in our tenth taxi of the day. The road to the border is smooth for about 20 kms, then Emile has to weave between pot holes, ...
... waiting for days.
Next step... navigation of the bureaucratic nightmare that is Azeribaijan. Long story short... found the correct "polis", he photocopied and stapled a few things together, loitered with intent for a few hours until the ticket person made an appearance, bought a ticket, only registered vehicle owners allowed so Alex has gotta fly, we call ********, more loitering with ...