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With foreign travel perhaps on the agenda again I am sharing a few photos of my last trip outside Europe to the Caucasus country of Azerbaijan. The former Soviet is considered as Europe by some, but is very different to the rest of the continent, especially if you venture outside Baku as we did. We […]
Yes Azerbaijan were in the European competition but failed to qualify. Indeed Baku was a host city for a few games. A long way to go for a game of football. Baku has some weird & wonderful architecture as the gallery below will testify.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]