The Lodge

Address: 21 Hussein Javid Str., Baku, 370000, Azerbaijan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Baku

Unye, Turkey to Turkmenistan

A travel blog entry by corktomongolia on Jul 22, 2014

19 photos

... and despite our best efforts we didn’t roll into the capital city of Azerbaijan until 3am. We set up camp near the port in order to get a bit of sleep before figuring out how to get to the Turkmenistan embassy and grab a cargo ship to Turkmenbashi.

At dawn, we packed up our kit and found the Turkmen embassy....then we waited and waited and waited before eventually getting our Turkmenistan visa processed at approx 2pm. Now it was time to find ourselves a boat across ...

City Tour and More Walking around Baku

A travel blog entry by dmarek on Oct 14, 2013

150 photos

This morning we had a city tour with Nick and Ramisa on the bus and off. We rode the bus to the walls of the old city. I can't remember exactly the order of what we saw but I remember seeing the city walls, the Maiden Tower, some baths, and then seeing the Shah's palace, tombs of the Shah and his family. We walked around from one place to another and ended up on a street with some souvenir shops where some purchases were made. I think we all have ...

A shocking day.... literally.

A travel blog entry by 2legs2wheels on May 23, 2013

1 comment, 34 photos

... of light relief. I had been warned by one of my fellow China crossers, that the Azeri police were very tight on speeding. Given my experience in Turkey I was cautious and was annoyed to be flagged over at one of the police checkpoints. However, within seconds I was trying to hold it together because the policeman shook my hand and then about 8 other officers piled out of their little hut and all shook hands with me while going “BMV” “Good” ...

To sail or not to sail, that is the question.

A travel blog entry by scruffy.alex on Jul 22, 2012

8 photos

... more then a minor obstacle to those wishing to enter.

Finding what shade we can crouch in, eventually 11am hits and we are ushered in to a small waiting room with another group of gringos who are participating in the Mongol Rally and are also trying to get to Kazakhstan.

Here we hit our next hurdle. Price of the car (calculated by its length in metres multiplied by 80) and the owner comes to 370USD. Considering our rallying friends ...

What can oil do?

A travel blog entry by fearcuairt on Jul 26, 2010

... borders are long enough that they afford you a transition time. As you cross the bridge or traverse a tunnel between one country and the next, you have time to say goodbye - as we did to beautiful Georgia - and look ahead to new adventures in the next country. Our first 24 hours were spent in the sleepy Silk Road village of Sheki, resting the the shadows of some pleasant looking mountains that actually unleashed some furious flooding in June, causing massive damage to the ...