Southern silk road with crossing the Caspian Sea. With trouble on the border of Azerbaijan and Armenia, aim to enter Europe via Turkey and Georgia.
Transportation Options and Experience
Having arrived in Azerbaijan by ferry, the 2 options available were train or bus to Georgia. Having heard that the cheapest was by bus, I looked into buying a ticket, but got lost and the main "bus station" appeared to be out of town. So decided to take the overnight train to Tbilisi in Georgia
Walk-abouts in traveled through Cities
Baku ... the Capital of Azerbaijan
VIRTUAL TOUR - Baku
Arriving at the "new" ferry port North of the city it was 5km to the city center. A working class area, but as soon as arrived in city center it was obvious that there was money in this city. Supported by oil from the Caspian Sea Baku is a clean and modern city reminding me a little of Dubai and any old European city but with a middle-eastern twist. (Right click for full-screen. Click photo and drag mouse to navigate the 360)
VIRTUAL TOUR - Qobustan Mud Volcanoes
I had heard of this from fellow travellers and was invited by fellow hostel folks to make up a shared taxi to the Gobustan. (Right click for full-screen. Click photo and drag mouse to navigate the 360)
Less than $50USD/day
I stayed at a quite small hostel (Land of Fire) in the Old City of Baku. It was a dorm of 4 bunk beds and 17monat a night. With food cheap and good and Baku, again I was well within my budget and averaged with the Gobustan Volcano Tour about $20USD a day. All reviews of my accommodation on Google Maps and relevant booking site engines.
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