Travel Blogs from Baku
... town in his car. It soon became apparent that he didn't know what these volcanoes were and where they were as he was soon pulling over to ask for directions. We also wanted to visit some petroglyphs in the surrounding area but he knew even less about these. Once we found the track for the mud volcanoes he realised his lowered Mercedes wasn't going to make the increasingly muddier track so we had to go find a taxi that would. We got in a big argument with the first one we came ...
I got to the mall food court. There was a big wall that said McDonald's but I couldn't find it. I asked a security guard and he crossed his arms - the Central Asian hand gesture for closed. I went to KFC instead and upon ordering an item, I was told there wasn't any. So, I ordered a value meal for just over $4 that included a chicken patty the size and shape of a hot dog, a tiny fries and coke, and a sundae. I walked around the mall for a little ...
... gets scruffier and scruffier until I'm trudging along a rocky alley alongside cemetery--a dubious sign... and it looks like I'm headed to a dead end.
I spot a fellow coming out of a house and figure I'd better break with tradition and ask for directions.
"Sehir Merkezi?" (Turkish for downtown) I inquire.
He seems puzzled and concerned. Clearly I'm way off. He offers to drive me back to the bus station. I figure I'd better stop pushing my luck and accept. ...
We stayed at an old 'Caravanserai' which is basically an ancient roadside inn and a place to stay for visitors. They were predominantly located in Asia, North Africa and South East Europe and especially so along the "Silk Route' which we are mainly following. The hotel was called the Hotel Karavansary. It was a beautiful old building dating back to the 12th century which had been fully restored.
We had a visit to ...
... stops for ice cream, fountains and photos. I just loved being by the Caspian sea – not much to get excited about with it being one of the most polluted areas in the world but it seems to hold a certain mystic for me.
On the street just a block or so from the post office a very nice young man stopped to talk with us, he teaches English and wanted to know if we needed any assistance. It was great as he came to the ...
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking