Balion Hotel

Address: 17, Z. Tagiyev str, Baku, AZ 1005, Azerbaijan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Baku


A travel blog entry by tezzatravels on Jul 20, 2015

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We drove through the central park of Baku, Rahim pointing out this and that. The oil boom that made Baku was in the 1890's. It is quite a modern city at its core. We reached the Central Park Hotel at 1400. Nice to know Judas wanted his own room, paid out of pocket.

The rooms were very spacious. Send an email home and down for 1430 rendezvous. Walked with the girls to the water, lunching at Minvari. The waiters seemed to have better things to do than ...

Petroglyphs and Mud Volcanoes- Beautés géologiques

A travel blog entry by sallyjonasniels on Jun 22, 2013

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... From here the Caspian Sea looked so green and clear it could rival that of the Mediterranean.

It was hard to imagine that the petroglyphs were created so long ago. The markings on the rocks depicted cows, boats and people dancing, just to name a few.

James Bond, oil rigs and exotic women, yes this is Azerbaijan. We sneakily popped by the oil drills to capture the strange an alarming number of ...

Still In Asia Or Is This Europe?

A travel blog entry by parleusted on Oct 13, 2012

1 comment, 28 photos

... that is busy with pedestrians throughout the day is a great place for people-watching. Within the Old City is the palace complex of the Shirvanshahs, the seat of northeast Azerbaijan's ruling dynasty in the Middle Ages. Most of the 15th century buildings have been painstakingly restored in the last decade and provide some insight into their regal lifestyle. Caucasian countries are classified variously as being in Europe or Asia depending on ...

1305. The Long Ride Across Azerbaijan

A travel blog entry by nathanphil on Aug 30, 2012

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... all these young men lined up--and to realize this didn't happen 100 years ago... these guys were about the same age as me when they died. Nearby there's a typical Turkish mosque and a monument to Turkey in gratitude for its assistance during this conflict.

At the end of the cemetery there's are 4 pillars with a sphere at the top, a monument to those fallen the the war, with a panoramic view over the Caspian Sea.

Heading back inland, I come across another ...

Amazing Azerbaijan!

A travel blog entry by kev-buxton on Jun 10, 2012

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... could negotiate with the authorities there to be able to get on a ferry without a visa and we were asked to make sure that we were in the hotel reception area at 4pm for any updated news. They also asked us to get some snacks for the ferry crossing. Together with others, I spent the couple of hours that we had before returning to the hotel, having a brief look at the area around the hotel and also visiting the local supermarket to get some food for ...