The Boutique Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Baku
Sorry for the delay in updating everyone, but i have been lazy and am only catching up with my blogs now. After stopping off in Dubai we headed to Baku in Azerbaijan. Dubai was great, sunny, nice hotel, good food, pool, massage etc and a very welcome change from the previous few weeks!
Baku was also an interesting change of pace. As we …
... newly erected 'like original' buildings, which makes it a little bit sterile and like Disneyland. In a similar way Paris might have been the blueprint for Baku's promenade and center, which is obviously also newly build, at least parts of it. All the big new cars and the expensive fashion stores complete this impression. ~ 12000 km since ...
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.
... manicured gardens and up a heavenly-lit staircase. The view from the top was incredible. Apparently the Azeri government had spent some 10 billion doing up the city prior to the Eurovision contest that was held in 2012.
It was very kind for Ismet and Wahid to shout us a Turkish dinner before we proceeded to the park to drink Azeri tea with sugar syrup apricots.
Baku, you are so beautiful in the ...
... was disappointed when five bits of tiny of meat the size of 20c pieces came out for him to eat. Along the route to the capital city of Baku, we stopped to have a look at some mud volcanoes which we had read were meant to be spectacular. We were almost at the site after a long day of driving when the inevitable happened – our poor truck was bogged for the very first time! It was actually quite scary for us passengers on board when we started to tip at a ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking