Azerbaijan

Weekend trip to Baku, Azerbaijan

December 19, 2019
At the start of August 2019, we traveled to Baku Azerbaijan. For me, this was the first time in Azerbaijan. Our trip here was in the frames celebrate a birthday in one of the former Soviet Union member country capital cities, so far we have been to Yerevan, Tallinn, Vilnius, Kyiv and now Baku To get...

Azcot Hotel in Baku

December 12, 2019
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 one night stay (actually paid for two nights) in early August 2019,...

Tavada Restaurant in Baku

December 05, 2019
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. Kid friendly - got a baby chair for our 13-month old daughter +...

Nergiz Restaurant in Baku

November 28, 2019
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 like another excellent Baku restaurant Dolma, Nergiz also is located...

Baku Old City

October 31, 2019
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 the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower, became...

Maiden Tower in Baku

October 24, 2019
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 World Heritage List of Historical Monuments as cultural...

Yanar Dag / Burning Mountain in Azerbaijan

October 17, 2019
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 into the air 3 meters (9.8 ft) from a thin, porous sandstone...

Baku by night

October 03, 2019
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 I raised the ISO level a bit and made some candid street photography...

Fairmont Baku hotel at Flame Towers

September 26, 2019
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 August, during my birthday trip to Baku, Azerbaijan, for a two-day stay...

Baku Boulevard

September 12, 2019
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 along the Caspian shore and when the seafront was...

Baku Central Railway Station

September 03, 2019
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 According to RailwayPro - It took 2 years to renovate and modernize...

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

August 27, 2019
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 during the checkups. In this article, I'll share some notes from...

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

August 24, 2019
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 in Tbilisi by Taxify (Taxi Mobile Application) Regular street...

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

August 22, 2019
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. Unfortunately, or for luck, this time I didn't actually take a sim-card...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport Baku

August 15, 2019
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 national carrier Azerbaijan Airlines and Buta Airways....