The Caucasus – Hits and Misses

Posted by Pat on October 6, 2018 in Travel |

September 2018 Of all the 84 countries I have traveled in the past 46 years, I have to admit to knowing the least about the countries of the Caucasus – Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia. Little is written about this area beyond snippets of information, a few news flashes, and, if you know an Armenian, possibly […]

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Sheki – Republic of Azerbaijan

Posted by Pat on September 17, 2018 in Travel |

14-15 September 2018 Today is what busy travelers call a day of rest. We board a bus, greet our driver, strap into our seats, and just go along for the ride. These are days I love because I can relax, gaze at the countryside, observe village life, and see what Azerbaijan looks like outside its […]

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Baku – From Rock Art to Hell Fire

Posted by Pat on September 17, 2018 in Travel |

9-13  September 2018 The Absheron Peninsula has long been a coveted location. Jutting into the Caspian Sea, one flies into Heydar International over the largest inland sea on Earth. Its shores were home to not only early civilization, but the long dead organisms, fossils and marine life that produced immense deposits of fossil fuel. Azerbaijan: […]

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Baku Azerbaijan “The Windy City”

Posted by Pat on September 17, 2018 in Travel |

9-13 September 2018 The ‘Mad Hatter’ drives us from the Heydar Aliyev International Airport using wide avenues of multiple lanes, flashing his headlights to move others from our path. Government official or royal family? Actually, a Baku Grand Prix hopeful. The Baku City Circuit, a motor racing circuit constructed along these boulevards, is the second-longest […]

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