Bucket List 196: Azerbaijan!

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Country 17/196: Azerbaijan. A thirty-hour “ferry” across the Caspian Sea must be one of the more unusual ways of entering Azerbaijan, but we like to arrive somewhere in style. Oil rich and stable, the country has undergone rapid development since it broke free from the Soviet Union and, thankfully, has not gone the way of other oil-rich nations by building countless glass skyscrapers and twelve-laned highways. Instead, the capital Baku is a city more akin to a San Francisco or even a Paris (almost). Its mud volcanoes and flaming hillsides are also a unique draw.

The Road Travelled

Tales From Azerbaijan

The Silk Road Olympics

December 9th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Most Corrupt Country? Vainest Dictator? Grimmest Long-Drops? These are the Olympic medals that no country wants to win, but I will hand them out anyway. Welcome to The Silk Road Olympics! Having completed a three-month road-trip along a large section of the fabled Silk Road, I deem myself worthy of conducting the most crooked awards…

Iran out of Puns

September 30th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Last week, Yugyeong and I crossed the Caspian Sea, and spent a few days putting our feet up in the Azeri capital, Baku. This week, we head South, to a country famed for its tea, hospitality, and the difficulty of obtaining its visa: Iran. Day 64 - Baku, Azerbaijan to Alat, Azerbaijan After four days…

Azer Ferry Gone?

September 25th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Last week, Yugyeong and I crossed the width of Uzbekistan: from cities being transformed in the East, to towns proudly displaying their past in the West. This week, we await our ride across the largest ‘lake’ in the world, towards a new adventure in an oil-rich state undergoing a radical transformation of its own. Day…

 

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Country: 17/196     Visited: Autumn ’17

 

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