Azerbaijan

Azcot Hotel in Baku

Set in a 19th century building on Fountain Square, Azcot Hotel is located in the heart of Baku and offers air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen satellite TV. It features a 24-hour front desk and free parking on site. We booked Azcot Hotel for a...

Tavada Restaurant in Baku

Tavada restaurant is another fine example fo great Azerbaijani cuisine and service. Located on Mardanov Brothers street this place serves fine Azerbaijani and European cuisine. Discovered in early August 2019, during a weekend trip to Baku....

Nergiz Restaurant in Baku

Nergiz restaurant is located on Fountain Square in Baku, this places serves typical Azerbaijani cuisine and let me name it as of the best Baku restaurants.  Discovered in early August, during my birthday trip to Baku.  Just...

Baku Old City

Old City or Inner City is the historic core of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The Old City is the most ancient part of Baku, which is surrounded by walls which were easily defended. The Old City of Baku, including...

Maiden Tower in Baku

The Maiden Tower is a 12th-century monument in the Old City, Baku, Azerbaijan. Along with the Shirvanshahs' Palace, dated to the 15th century, it forms a group of historic monuments listed in 2001 under the UNESCO...

Yanar Dag / Burning Mountain in Azerbaijan

Yanar Dag literally meaning "burning mountain" is a natural gas fire which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Flames could jet...

Baku by night

I had a chance to explore a little bit from Baku by night after we returned to our hotel room in Flames Tower from a lovely Azerbaijani cuisine restaurant Dolma in early August 2019. Night photography is one of my favorite topics, and so...

Fairmont Baku hotel at Flame Towers

Located in the Flame Towers Complex, just a 3-minute walk from the famous Martyrs' Alley, 5-star Fairmont Baku, Flame Towers features picturesque views of Baku City or Caspian Sea. We booked a two-night stay at Fairmont Baku in early...

Baku Boulevard

Baku Boulevard also is known as National Park is a promenade established in 1909 which runs parallel to Baku's seafront. Its history goes back more than 100 years, to a time when Baku oil barons built their mansions...

Baku Central Railway Station

Baku central railway station has gone through some serious modernization recently. We booked a train to Baku from Tbilisi in early August 2019, and that's how I first visited this railway station. Tbilisi - Baku by Train Ticket Information...

Georgia / Azerbaijan Border Crossing by train (Gardabani / Boyuk Kasik)

When traveling by train from Tbilisi to Baku, there are two border checkpoints (one in Georgia, and one in Azerbaijan)  - the total border crossing procedure can take around 2 hours (an hour for each side) and you can stay inside the train...

How to Get around in Baku by using Taxi Mobile Application Bolt

There is a very convenient way of getting around in Baku by taxi using mobile application Bolt (formerly known as Taxify). The best, if you have already installed Bolt for some other city, it will work internationally.  How to Get around...

Planing a trip to Azerbaijan: How to get a Prepaid SIM Card with Internet

I traveled to Azerbaijan for about 3 days in August 2019, our final destination was the capital city of Baku. One of the reasons I was looking for prepaid sim card in Azerbaijan is quite simple - to call a taxi from mobile application....

Heydar Aliyev International Airport Baku

Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport is one of the six international airports serving Azerbaijan. The airport is located 20 kilometers northeast of Baku, connected to the city by a modern highway. The airport serves as the home base for...

Top 14 Luxury 5-star hotels in Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. Baku is located 28 metres (92 ft) below sea level, which makes it the lowest...

Elnur Huseynov With Song 'Hour Of The Wolf' Will Sing For Azerbaijan At Eurovision 2015

Elnur Huseynov is Azerbaijan’s choice for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. He was internally selected by the Azerbaijani broadcaster İctimai Television, ITV. On stage in Vienna, the singer will perform his mystical contemporary ballad Hour Of...

Tbilisi and Baku among The New York Times recommended Places to visit in 2015

Great news from The New York Times - Georgia and Azerbaijan (only 2 of the former Soviet Union countries) has been selected as recommended places to visit in 2015.Among best places to visit in 2015 - Milan in Italy is named as first best, Cuba as...

Pictures of Khazar Islands, Azerbaijan Tower

I have never been to Azerbaijan, but have heard a lot of it's plans to build a super expensive project of Khazar Islands and worlds highest tower - Azerbaijan, somewhere close to it's capital city Baku.More than a year ago - I wrote about Baku to...

New Buses in Baku, Azerbaijan

Lately I have found transport systems as a interesting topics just to satisfy my curiosity. So we days ago I wrote an article about first high-speed trains in Poland and compiled a photo posts of Tram's and Trolleys in Georgia.Today I learned that...

Azerbaijan Airlines - Direct Flights Baku - New York City

Today I red an interesting article on News.az - it turns out Azerbaijan avio carrier Azerbaijan Airlines has increased its flights from Baku to New York city.At a start I was surprised to learn that there is an offer of direct flights at all, but...

Baltic States Vs South Caucasus States by GDP 2013

A while ago I already compared Baltic nations with Caucasian nation by GDP (that time I was comparing data for 2012). Since it's second half of 2014 already, I decided to compare how 6 independent states looks alike in 2013 (Most recent data we can...

GDP In Former Soviet Union 2013

It has been already 24 years since collapse of Soviet Union, an empire that once threatened all the rest world with it's mighty military. Although military tough - economical weak. Or I was taught in school - USSR was military giant but economical...

Experienced my first Earth Quake - Tbilisi

Today I first time in my life felt tremors of earth quake and it happened in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. Nothing serious as it's was announced in news - magnitude of this quake was 4.8. Although using other sources I found it was even 5.2.My story...

Nagorno Karabakh - Frozen conflict

Today I spent a pleasant afternoon in one of the many Tbilisi parks on Eristavi street. I noticed there lives (or at least walks) a lot of American people. Anyway I had a lot of free time and I decided to buy some newspaper in English. I walked to...

Azerbaijan ready to simplify VISA regime with EU

I always have wanted to travel to Azerbaijan, Baku and probably I will do so this September. According to Azerbaijani newsportal NEWS.AZ Azerbaijan and EU might simplify VISA regime starting this September.Azerbaijan believes that the simplification...

Azerbaijan looking to held Olympics 2024

Looks like country of Azerbaijan is getting eager to held Olympics 2024. About that is writting newsgeorgia.ru referencing to Turkish "Anadolu"According to Azerbaijan officials the list of candidate names will be available on 2017, and Azerbaijan is...

Azerbaijan will held F1 stage

One of the stages for F1 racing will be held in Azerbaijan.According to source first stage will be held in Azerbaijan in 2016.Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/formulaone/article-2573270/Bernie-Ecclestone-Flavio-Briatore-Formula-One-...

Minimum wages in former Soviet Union

Previously I have already measured and compared minimum wages in Baltic states, Caucasus and Central Asia. All of these once was a part of Soviet Union. Today I'm willing to measure minimum wages in all former 15 republics of Soviet Union...

Minimum wages in South Caucasus

Yesterday I wrote about minimum wages in Baltic states. Today I would like to write about minimum wages in South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia) countries. Both of these regions was once a part of Soviet Union, and for me it's interesting to...

Armenia, then, now - future

Recently I wrote an article about Georgia, then, now - future, this time I would like to write about Armenia. Landlocked land, with huge economic problems, ongoing conflicts with neighboring Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karbakh region. A country that...