Baku, the capital and commercial hub of Azerbaijan. A modern city, great architecture, clean streets and friendly people. Dripping in money, all the big fashion houses are here. It’s famed for its medieval walled old city, which contains the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and the stone Maiden Tower. Contemporary landmarks include the Heydar Aliyev Center and the Flame Towers, 3 pointed skyscrapers covered with LED screens. Just the place for your next city break, one problem you need a visa and a letter of invitation to get in!
Currently kicking our heals in Baku waiting for places on a cargo train, transport ferry to carry us over the Caspian Sea to Turkmenistan. This is a fantastic adventure ­čÖé