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Beautiful Baku

Where do you go after 2 amazing weeks in the Republic of Georgia? Well, a lot of people go to Armenia. But the piggies decided to take the much more complicated and expensive route and secured a visa to Azerbaijan.
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Next stop: Baku! There were massive problems getting there because the train tickets were in Georgian and the ticket lady sold the piggies the wrong ones. As they couldn't read Georgian, they didn't know. So a Monday train became a Wednesday night train and 5 days in Baku became 2.
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Baku is "the new Dubai" apparently. It's making bank from oil money and the government is dumping millions of dollars in Baku every year. It's literally changing before people's eyes. The rest of Azerbaijan isn't doing as hot apparently.

But Baku is a really interesting mix of old and new.
Here's the old city where our hostel was:
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Here's the piggies lunch:
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And the new part:
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My favorite building.
Because at night...

Because at night...

It does this!!!!!
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Posted by gabell 24.07.2013 10:56 Archived in Azerbaijan

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