Travel Blogs from Baku
They have a funicular to get you up/down the hillside.
However, I showed up on lunch break. Being adventurous, I climbed my way to the top. Stupid me. 3/4's of the way I ran into construction - I found a way around but I should have waited.
Interesting cemetery at the top (see next entry).
I did take the funicular back down.
Almost got caught taking a photo of the UN Building (see that guard?)
... stay, we joined a few others on one of the most popular day-trips from Baku, a visit the Qobustan Petroglyph Reserve. The Petroglyph Reserve lies about 60 km south of the city. It was established to protect a large number of caves with 600 odd petroglyphs that were discovered in this area. There is a world class interpretive museum with informative exhibits on the science behind studying petroglyphs and visiting the museum prior to ...
... 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 ...
Ein weiteres Indiz ist, dass nur 2 von 10 Toiletten funktionieren, was bei ca. 60 Passagieren etwas eng werden könnte.
Aber es gibt zum Glück eine kleine Kantine, die offensichtlich im Nebenerwerb von den Damen betrieben wird, die sonst die Besatzung bekochen.
Um 7 Abends legen wir dann endlich ab und werden hoffentlich in ca. 15 bis 17 Stunden in Turkmenbashi ...
... Except where he has put his glasses,phone,satnav,pocket microwave etc.
By the way any typos discovered in our reports are entirely the fault of the computer which has unpredictive texting as standard and has a built in time delay on vowels in preference to continents.I know,I know
Anyway today is day 19 and there are reasons to be cheerful....for the moment.
Wait on for the next lines in our bathetic tale.It probably means more to me than to you.