It All Begins In Baku

So, you’ve always wanted to go to Azerbaijan. The Caspian Sea, the Russian legacy, and the country to produce the fifth runner-up to winning Eurovision 2010, make Azerbaijan a place to see with your own eyes. In Baku hotels are plentiful and can accommodate any budget. The capital city is certainly the place to start your tour of the magnificent and varied landscape, as well as soak in the intermingling of the many cultures that have converged on its soil. While in Baku, it is best start off your tour with a quick visit to the tourist information centre located on Uzeyir Hajbeyov street right near the Government House and Freedom Square. From here, you can select from the myriad of cultural explorations and natural adventures that Azerbaijan has to offer.

Getting to Azerbaijan couldn’t be easier either—Heydar Aliyev International airport is a pleasant forty minute taxi ride to and from the city. Upon arrival, a taxi or a pick-up requested from your hotel should cost anywhere from €20 to €50 to get to your city-centre destination—be sure and secure a price from your driver before agreeing to the service. Alternatively, you could take a public transportation: the number 16 bus runs every thirty minutes and costs about 70 cents. This is a great way to see the city. Once in the city, the general north to south orientation of the grid of streets in the centre of the city makes in generally easy to find your way around. If you get lost, remember the Caspian Sea will always be to the south.

A trip to Azerbaijan could be had in a few days, but it could also take a lifetime. Remember that whatever the average hotel Baku has to offer it will be certain to offer you warm hospitality and help with basic needs or more complicated requests. Do some reading about the major features of the culture, food, and natural geography that might be of interest and develop and itinerary that offers you a range of activities in your budget.


November 28, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Destinations

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