Backpacking in Azerbaijan: Top 22 things to see and do in Baku

Baku is not the disorganised, old school “Russia meets Middle East” stereotype that it was when it first broke away from the Soviet Union back in 1991. After that well needed shift, Azerbaijanis gained not just independence again, but a new sense of pride. Politically and geographically, Azerbaijan continues to be a complicated enigma. The Read more about Backpacking in Azerbaijan: Top 22 things to see and do in Baku[…]

My Return to Norn Iron Matches: Azerbaijan 2-0 Northern Ireland in Baku

This is a break from the usual travel and lifestyle posts on here and I’m glad to be finally writing about watching football again, not just on my own site but I’ve done a load of football articles recently, including on UFWC. Football has played a big part in my travels, it’s a MASSIVE part Read more about My Return to Norn Iron Matches: Azerbaijan 2-0 Northern Ireland in Baku[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Khangal at Sehrli Tandir, Baku, Azerbaijan

Having featured Azerbaijan and the town of Seki in yesterday’s “Thirsty Thursdays”, today it’s time for an Azerbaijani food. I tried a lot of different local food while backpacking in Azerbaijan and found most of it to be average, or below average. That doesn’t mean I won’t write about it though. I headed to the Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Khangal at Sehrli Tandir, Baku, Azerbaijan[…]

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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[…]

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