Baku: The Modernized Capital of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, Baku Guide (B): Baku: The Modernized Capital of Azerbaijan

It was 5 AM, when I reached Azerbaijanian ground. I had spent the entire flight sleeping very tightly after staying awake for two days, so I didn’t even realize that we had landed, until a guy woke me up just as everyone was getting off the flight. Because it was so early and I was still extremely tired, I decided to camp out in the airport for a few hours, before finally catching a bus into Baku at 8 AM. I still had six hours to wait for check in time at the hostel, so I decided to spend that time by exploring the city a bit. From where the airport bus dropped me off, I walked a few hundred meters down to the ‘Bulvar’, a wide boulevard along the shores of the Caspian Sea. This was a great way to start the sightseeing, as I could see the entire skyline from there, most noteworthy the three characteristic flameshaped towers!

I was starving after not eating since the pizza at the Coffee House in Moscow, so I went to the busy Memmedemin Resulzade street, where I found another coffee house and had another pizza. No such thing as creativeness when it comes to food for me, haha! But I did try a white hot chocolate for the first time in my life, and it was delicious and my first of many of those! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Baku: The Modernized Capital of Azerbaijan
Guide Location: Azerbaijan » Baku
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Bulvar   Maiden Tower   Shirvanshahs’ Palace   third tallest flagpole   Little Venezia   Cheeky Carabao Backpackers Hostel   Fountain Square   Dagüstü Park   Flame Towers   funicular  
Author: Melissa Cherry Villumsen
Read it on author's website: http://iliveasidream.com/index.php/2018/02/11/baku-the-modernized-capital-of-azerbaijan/