Tag Archives: BaKu

Sunday Photo – The Deniz Mall Building In Baku, Azerbaijan

I visited Baku in 2019, just as this interesting building was nearing completion. Situated on the Caspian Sea, it is one of several unique buildings in the city which also includes the nearby Carpet Museum.

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 […]

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 […]

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