Old Baku



Old Baku, originally uploaded by Big Al!.

Not much of baku seems all that old, but the old bit is quite nice, puts me in mind of a james bond rooftop chase scene. Baku seems to be gearing up for celebrations of some sort, I think tomorrow is a public holiday. Been ripped off with tourist prices all day. Will have to get better at haggling. It’s easy to know when you’re being given inflated prices because 1 manat is about 1 pound. Farid says "the first thing in azerbaijan is the deal". He also said when he first met us and heard that we’d rode our bikes all the way from england, "you guys are f***ing crazy!", so he seems to be pretty much on the ball. Baku is quite hard to navigate, couldn’t find the hotel for a while, but now back in the room for a brief bit of relaxation before meeting up with russell and nathan later.