Travel Blogs from Baku
... newly erected 'like original' buildings, which makes it a little bit sterile and like Disneyland. In a similar way Paris might have been the blueprint for Baku's promenade and center, which is obviously also newly build, at least parts of it. All the big new cars and the expensive fashion stores complete this impression. ~ 12000 km since ...
... of space set aside there was barely another tourist in sight.
The Baku Ateshgah Fire Temple is a castle like Zoroastrian religious structure located in Surakhani (a greater suburb of Baku, Azerbaijan). The pentagonal complex, which has a courtyard surrounded by cells for monks and tetra pillar-altar in the middle, was built during the 17 and 18th centuries. It was abandoned after 1883 when petrol and gas plants ...
... From here the Caspian Sea looked so green and clear it could rival that of the Mediterranean.
It was hard to imagine that the petroglyphs were created so long ago. The markings on the rocks depicted cows, boats and people dancing, just to name a few.
James Bond, oil rigs and exotic women, yes this is Azerbaijan. We sneakily popped by the oil drills to capture the strange an alarming number of ...
... buildings built in the shape of flames that lit up with shimmering fire across them at night and there were many parks with fancy fountains and even a huge coloured fountain in the middle of the sea. Even the old town didnt miss out having cash splashed at it, with all the old charm of an old city completely renovated away with fresh cut stones in the city walls and buildings. The icing on the cake was the largest KFC in the world - which is more like a palace ...
... was holding on to my passport. He was in civilian clothes. I grab my passport, tell to him to bugger off. Oh, now he get's real mad. He pulls his jacket down and reveals to lapels on his shoulder and screams at my face: " Polici of Azerbaijan Republika!!!!" Great, a ****** of cop with my passport.... so we pay but we ran out of USDs, since these were all blood sucking money hungry *******s. We want to pay the rest on EURO, which we eventually get into ...
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking