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World Borders: How to Get from Armenia to Nagorno Karabakh (Tegh to Berdadzor)

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Without doubt this is one of my favourite border crossings of all time and I’m delighted to be writing about it here as it hasn’t been covered much on travel blogs. I aim to be the first backpacking travel blogger …

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Backpacking in Azerbaijan: Touring the Mud Volcanoes Near Baku

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Azerbaijan threw more random highlights than we could have imagined. As part of a tour to Qobustan World Heritage Site we also got to visit an area with lots of mini mud volcanoes. It’s south of Qobustan, by about 10 …

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James Bond Oil Fields Near Baku, Azerbaijan

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In the last month or so I’ve managed to visit two locations that were used in top films, without really intending to. I toured Petra in Jordan, which was used to film “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”. Then recently in …

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A Pink Lake: Visiting Lake Masazir Near Baku, Azerbaijan

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Lake Masazir near Baku in Azerbaijan is rumoured to be one of only 8 “pink lakes” in the world. Pink? Yes, the water has a pink and red colour to it, making it stand out. However, Azerbaijan is a rather …

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Friday’s Featured Food: Pakhlava Dessert in Baku, Azerbaijan

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Baku in Azerbaijan is full of surprises and as I backpack my way round some completely off the wall and not even on any beaten path places, I have also taken time out to try the local food. First up …

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How to Get an Azerbaijan Visa in Batumi, Georgia

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I write this blog post on the Georgia to Azerbaijan train (Tbilisi to Baku), it’s been a busy and somewhat stressful few days in the travel lifestyle and I’ve been at a low ebb a few times, but we managed …

My Next FIVE Travel Destinations Planned!!

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While my blog is normally informative and retrospective, sometimes I’m writing so much that I’m not always in the “here and now”. Well this post will clear things up about where I am right now, where I’m heading next and …

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