Category Azerbaijan

Sunday Photo – Baku & The Caspian Sea

Mud Volcano, Gobustan, Azerbaijan

Baku Excursion #2 – Mud Volcanoes, Petroglyphs, Fire Worshippers & The Flaming Mountain

The best selling tour out of Baku is to visit Gobustan and the Absheron Peninsula, which takes you out into both the desert and oil-well & gas pipeline country. The tour was to leave me underwhelmed and more than a little irritated due to poor organisation, pain in the rear guests and a case of […]

Baku View

2019 Ends, 2020 Beckons

“A postponed journey means a very special future opportunity.” So say I after having to cancel two booked trips last January, which have now been re-scheduled for early 2020. More of those later, what about the trips actually undertaken in 2019? Athens A late February stay in our central Athens apartment so we could visit […]

The Caravanserai, Sheki, Azerbaijan. Wilburstravels.com

Wordless Wednesday – The Caravanserai, Sheki, Azerbaijan

Tilya-Kori Madrasah, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Central Asia – The Joy of Looking Up

Whilst on my travels through Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan, I was taken aback by the sheer beauty of the Islamic art & architecture. Whilst the tile work and art on walls, doorways & minarets was quite exquisite, it was the colourful intricate interior ceiling designs of mosques, madrasahs, mausoleums, khans & palaces that really took […]

Monday Morning Blues – Lake Nohur, Qabala, Azerbaijan

This Monday’s photo to help beat the start of week blues comes from my visit to Azerbaijan last month.

Ceiling of the Juma Mosque, Shamakhi, Azerbaijan

Georgia & Azerbaijan 2019 – Baku Excursion #1 Qobustan, Shamakhi & Gabala

Some of our best ever excursions have been when we have just found a taxi driver, negotiated a fare and pretty much controlled our own destiny. We resorted to book a couple of group excursions through a Baku agency and on the whole were left frustrated by the logistics and underwhelmed by the destinations. Why […]

The Caravanserai, Sheki, Azerbaijan. Wilburstravels.com

Georgia & Azerbaijan 2019 – Sheki

Continuing the October 2019 tour in the Caucuses….. Baku to Sheki, Azerbaijan Sheki is a picturesque town situated on the Ancient Silk Road 300km north west of Baku. The town is surrounded by rolling hills and is home to fabulous Summer & Winter Palaces, an amazing caravanserai and a nearby ancient Albanian church. More of […]

Wordless Wednesday – Deniz Waterfront Building (AKA The Death Star), Baku

Baku's Caspian Sea Waterfront

Monday Morning Blues – The Caspian Sea, Baku

This week’s choice to help you beat the Monday morning blues comes from my trip last month to Azerbaijan. Follow me on Twitter @wilburstravels to join in the weekly posting.