Sultan Inn Boutique Hotel
Travel Blogs from Baku
... got to know us very well for the next three days and we basically bought him out of kebab meat each day. We spent the rest of that day relaxing around the apartment and having a few drinks to finish off any alcohol we had left over (Iran is dry so you can't take any alcohol in). That night Suse had to drive the truck down to the customs at the border as when we crossed into Azerbaijan they would only give the truck a three day transit visa and if it stayed any longer it would ...
... not often there are western girls on these Caspian crossings. A Russian guy wanted to have his photo taken with me so he put his arm around me. I asked to take a similar picture with my camera and he chose to kiss me on the cheek!
It was Mindy's birthday today so earlier we had asked her what she'd like as the party (previous birthday parties included a big group dinner, cake, and lots of drinking). Mindy had asked for a tea party. So, at ...
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?)
... to be seen.
I ask a fellow next to me what's going on, but he seems as confused as me. He's a Georgian going to Russia looking for work.
"To Russia, why are you going this way?" I ask using hand gestures
He explains: The borders have been closed for Georgians to go to Russia (even though Russian tourists can still visit Georgia!) so, to get to Russia he has to make an epic journey, all the way across Azerbaijan, wait for a cargo boat across the ...
... long wait began. We kept ourselves occupied by playing cards and other games.
We arrived in the Turkmenbashi vicinity but about 4 miles from port the ferry dropped its anchor. There was no news as to when we were going to dock. But previous trips and other research that I had done suggested that it could take up to 3 days to dock.
Night time came and there was no movement. So we ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking