Tag Archives: Central Asia
Today’s photo aimed at beating the Monday morning blues comes from my 2018 trip to Uzbekistan. Lyab-i Hauz is the name of the area surrounding one of the few remaining hauz (ponds) that have survived in the city. Until the Soviet period there were many such ponds, which were the city’s principal source of water, but […]
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 […]
This Monday’s photo to help beat the start of week blues comes from my visit to Azerbaijan last month.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Continuing my October 2019 trip to the Caucuses……. Baku Before my visit there were just a few facts that I knew about to Azerbaijan capital – its situation on the Caspian Sea and the iconic Flame Towers, a symbol of the nation’s status as a country rich in fossil fuels and the birthplace of Zoroastrianism. […]