Shushi Grand Hotel
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... happen to me). After getting up a couple of times I decided to sleep in the restaurant area on a comfy chair because it was closer and I was getting fed up of getting out of my sleeping bag in the cold. (Thankfully it was cool in the mountains at night). Chris: Today the ladies had to cover up and despite the feeling of suppression they turned out really well, and I thought Jane looked really nice, if not, like she was part of a ...
Road to Jolfa lead through the border zone between Azerbaijan and Iran.
Wired fences and watch towers everywhere around. Also beautiful
mountainous landscape with high peaks, valleys, canyons and rivers.
Stopped in Jolfa at the petrol station and filled up our nearly empty
tank with 35litres of petrol for $6 !!! We were as happy as kids. We
are in petrol ...
... br> Armenia and Iran. We felt well protected there:)
We wandered around a bit and went to the little restaurant located in
something that looked like a truck trailer. We were starving. Even
though it is the Ramadan time and we entered the restaurant before the
sunset we were straight away offered and served food. Peter was taken
into the kitchen to see what the had. They had chicken in tomato sauce
with rice and bread ...
... gained momentum in the late 1980s. Gorbachev wanted to retain status quo and rejected their demands. Violence erupted with ethnic cleansing on both sides. The Soviet Union decided to move the region from direct control to Azerbaijani control in 1989. This move backfired and the violence intensified. In late 1991, majority Armenians in the region voted for creating an independent state. A full scale war eventually erupted between Nagarno Karabakh ...
... NKH, they really treat it as its own country, its such a shame its not internationally recognised. They do however, use Armenian currency and are, i guess, mostly Armenian, given they have no real border crossing with them, however, the Azerbaijan side is very strict, you cannot enter there from NKH.
We stayed our first night in this wacky hotel near Stepkanart (the capital of the country that doesnt exist) just down from a beautiful hilltop monestry. The roads ...
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