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

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 to write more than 10 posts on backpacking in Nagorno Karabakh. So without further ado, Read more about World Borders: How to Get from Armenia to Nagorno Karabakh (Tegh to Berdadzor)[…]

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Backpacking in Azerbaijan: Touring the Mud Volcanoes Near Baku

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 kilometres, so not too far from Baku either and most people do this as part Read more about Backpacking in Azerbaijan: Touring the Mud Volcanoes Near Baku[…]

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James Bond Oil Fields Near Baku, Azerbaijan

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 Baku in Azerbaijan I went to the Oil Fields near Baku which were used to Read more about James Bond Oil Fields Near Baku, Azerbaijan[…]

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A Pink Lake: Visiting Lake Masazir Near Baku, Azerbaijan

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 off the beaten track place to go backpacking, so visiting Lake Masazir isn’t actually the Read more about A Pink Lake: Visiting Lake Masazir Near Baku, Azerbaijan[…]

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

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 – a short post on Pakhlava, an Azerbaijani dessert. Well worth a try! Where can Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Pakhlava Dessert in Baku, Azerbaijan[…]

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How to Get an Azerbaijan Visa in Batumi, Georgia

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 to get our Azerbaijan Visa in a short space of time and are now heading Read more about How to Get an Azerbaijan Visa in Batumi, Georgia[…]

My Next FIVE Travel Destinations Planned!!

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 why I am so excited travel wise. My next 5 travel destinations are now planned Read more about My Next FIVE Travel Destinations Planned!![…]