Azerbaijan 2004
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In the middle of the old town there is complex of buildings - palace of Shirvan Shah, which was build in 15th century.

  

I am taking photo of beautifuly painted celling of chapel.

We want also to know "non-touristic" side of Baku and taking metro (500M special coin) out of the city center to Narimanov district. We are having a tea in garden teahouse beneath old trees and we are watching moments in park beside. In the evening we took a bus to south (just few kilometres) to see some "forest of oil pumps, lakes and drilling towers ... The landscape was surrealistic and so ugly to be beauty. James Bond was filmed there.

  

  

We eat Doner (kebab)for 3000M + bear (4000-2000M depend on places) and arrange taxi to Astara (iran border) for tomorrow. For this way (cca 320km) with breaktime at mud volcanos (cca 10km from the main road) we agreed 300 000M (50Euro). Taxi is mainly because of time savings and also because we want to see mud volcanos which are rather difficult to reach not having own car. Using local transport + hitchhiking it will be one day more. In the evening, we're walking with locals on seaside boulevar. Local people doesn't look as muslims...

  


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