The Boutique Palace Hotel
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Waited for the alarm to go at 0640. The cumulative lack of sleep on the trip plus lack of real java makes the mornings a tad slow. Ablutions, computer time and packing consumed the time until 0750 rendezvous with the girls.
Omelet again being the highlight; surprised not more hot items on offer. Must have been my worst attempt ever to peel a hard boiled egg. Aleko chose to sit by himself than with the Holy Trinity; loser! Had to ask him about long pants for the ...
With our new French mates and a jolly Brit we head off to visit the Yanar Dag (fire mountain) and Baku Ateshgah (Zoroastrian Fire temple).
Yanar Dag is a natural gas fire which continuously blazes on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula off the Caspian Sea. Due to the large concentration of natural gas in the area natural flames burned there throughout antiquity and were reported by historical writers such as Marco Polo.
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August 31, 2012, Day 125
16 hrs, 29.0 kms
Day Total: 16 hrs, 29.0 kms
Next morning, the sun is shining and I happy to put last night's incident behind me. This is my once in a lifetime opportunity to experience Azerbaijan, and I'm not going to let one little confrontation mess it up. I head out my hostel, which is in al narrow all in the old city, out the gates and to the shores of the Caspian Sea. All around me everything is ...
... the phone call at the hotel from Helen to confirm we were indeed sailing this evening! We were checked out of our rooms and had one room assigned for our bags so between that room and the lobby our motley crew were sprawled out awaiting the adventures that were to come crossing the Caspian. With bags ready we walked the half hour to port at about 8:30pm.
The previous year’s crossings had proven to be dire – with up ...
... br> Just then one of the guards pointed out that we were missing some wheel studs! Again! However, just then another American, Kurt Hendricks, walks by, admires the car and gets in discussion. Turns out he works for the oil companies, and if they dont have engineering connections, who does. So he and his collegues have arranged a good value hotel for tonight for us, hopefully an apartment for the rest of our stay in Baku, and tomorrow they will speak to contacts ...