The Horizon Hotel
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... the border town of Batumi. Out came the map and we peered over the detail before deciding not to take the main road but to take the primary road across the country and get to Tbilisi quicker....oh sweet mother of God what a terrible decision!
The road started out fine, Ger was driving and was doing his best to make time. The scenery in southern Georgia really is something to behold. Mountains bearing down on you from all sides, covered in trees and the odd house ...
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After a reasonably long drive day, on roads which I thought might be better, we arrived at some mud volcanoes which are about 60km outside Baku.
What a change in scenery over the drive! We went from arable farm land to dust and scrub... and oil wells/processing plants. It was more the scenery I expected from Azerbaijan.
The mud volcanoes themselves were only about 8 foot/2.5m tall at their highest and the ...
... part wasn't so successful. I pretty much ruled out the train or a flight from Tbilisi - the trains didn't run every day so I wouldn't have any time in Tbilisi and the flights were too pricey. That leaves the possibility of a taxi or mini-van.
At 8 pm, I met Noel and Leo in the lobby. Nick was talking to them so we greeted each other before the three of us left for a drink somewhere. Leo and Noel opted for going to Fountain Square and that seemed ...
... full of hustle and bustle. It looks to have a good & industrious future. Our main destination was a massive open air tyre market. I have attached a photograph but imagine there are about 200 of these shops and you get the picture. If you ever wondered where your stolen hub caps or tyres went then look no further. If every wheel could have told a story, then I would have been there a long time!
After this I went hunting for Victoria, who was the woman who would ...
Prepared to be amazed by the city of Baku, all i'll say is they know how to polish a ****.
Possibly in a few years the town will be an amazing jewel of modern architecture welcoming visiting tourists to its clean boulevards and shopping precincts. For the moment a lot of money has been spent cladding just about everything that stands in either sandstone or marble making it all feel a bit false.