Sultan Inn Boutique Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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... of us....get to Baku, Azerbaijan!! Not an easy feat by any means...about 700km and a border crossing also thrown in!!
The road to Baku was fairly boring, when one of us was driving, one was sleeping and the other one was keeping the driver awake....hahaha...a nice little setup. Once we hit the border, there was another nice queue for us to wait in. There were a few Azeris in the queue with us and they helped pass the time by asking us questions about the trip, taking photos ...
... he thought I was too slow to keep up. When we got back, people had already gone to their rooms so I didn't really get to say goodbye to most everyone. It is too sad anyway. I went up on the 12th floor to get some photos of the Flame Towers building. It (or they - the towers) is quite extraordinary. It is flame-shaped and lights up as if flames were going up it. Then it switches to people dancing and waving the Azerbaijan ...
... whole situation was worrying especially as I didn’t see some helpful locals feeling too obliged to lift a 250kg motorcycle into a truck while getting electric shock treatment..... Fortunately, I discovered that I could hold the handles which were rubber coated. So I got onto the bike and sat on the rubber seat and set off. The first gear change required some nerve given the handle is metal. However, it didn’t give a shock so I continued on to Baku. Fortunately, I ...
... helpful chap behind the desk told us we were all set, now we just needed to buy a ticket which was somewhere outside. Go, go!
Cast back into the sun, we started the task of locating this mystery ticket office. Wandering for 15mins in areas we probably shouldn't, eventually our now somewhat helpful official emerged from his office to lead us back out of the port to the ticket office which he then also chose to inform us doesn't open for 2 ...
What can oil do? Well, it can fuel a car as well as the global economy. it can start fires, catastrophes and wars. It can feed a heroin-like addiction in the West. And it can build a surprisingly beautiful, cosmopolitan oasis-of-a-city called Baku, in the middle of a post-Soviet dystopian landscape.
We arrived in Azerbaijan a few days ago. I decidedly prefer land borders, you know. Airport borders are cruel and abrupt in the way they dump you suddenly into a new ...