Tag Archives: Azerbaijan

Flame Tower, Baku

Friday Photos – Baku Architecture, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan A year ago I was readying myself for a trip to Georgia and on by train from Tbilisi to Baku. 2020 has given us all a feeling of lost opportunities and a strong desire to explore again. Until we are truly able we have to make do with wonderful memories of past trips […]

Friday Photos – Armenia & Azerbaijan

Nagorno Karabakh Conflict The two former Soviet Republics are in conflict once more over the Nagorno Karabakh region – officially part of Azerbaijan but with a huge ethnic Armenian population. It is to Armenia what Kosovo is to Albania. NK as it is known, declared its own independence in the ‘90s and runs as an […]

Deniz Waterfront Building, Baku, Azerbaijan

Monday Morning Blues – Deniz Waterfront Building, Baku, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan was my last destination outside of Europe in October 2019. Like most people I long to travel again but I’m biding my time. In the meantime, it is Monday Morning Blues time again so here is a picture to remind me of that 2019 trip and hopefully help to brighten up your morning just […]

Diri Baba Mausoleum, Qobustan, Azerbaijan

Monday Morning Blues – Diri Baba Mausoleum, Azerbaijan

It’s a beautiful morning in Southern England today so not many Monday Morning Blues but here is my post regardless. Taken on my last big trip in September 2019 when I visited Georgia & Azerbaijan. Follow on Twitter @wilburstravels

Mud Volcano, Gobustan, Azerbaijan

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – Q for Qobustan

Qobustan, Azerbaijan OK, I admit I have bent my rules here somewhat. With no major cities beginning with Q in Europe (17 in China with populations over 100,000 out of interest), I have had to go with a region for Q. Qobustan is a region close to Baku in Azerbaijan and the home to some […]

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 […]