Tag: Azerbaijan

Xinaliq: A travel guide to Azerbaijans wild mountains

Xinaliq: A travel guide to Azerbaijans wild mountains

This post is all about Xinaliq, or Khinaluq and how to visit this remote part of Azerbaijan. Xinaliq is not the easiest village to visit and getting there as an independent traveller is a bit of an adventure in itself. But Xinaliq is one of 

20 Things to do in Baku Azerbaijan: a travel guide

20 Things to do in Baku Azerbaijan: a travel guide

This post is a travel guide about the best things to do in Baku. The capital of Azerbaijan. What can I say about Baku? Baku did not charm me like the rest of Azerbaijan. It reminded me a lot of Astana in Kazakhstan, because both 

The best day trips from Baku: a travel guide into the Absheron peninsula

The best day trips from Baku: a travel guide into the Absheron peninsula

This post is a travel guide about the best day trips from Baku into the Absheron peninsula for the independent budget traveller. Baku is located in the middle of the Absheron peninsula. This area is the heart of Azerbaijan’s land of fire with some of 

Baku express: the train from Sheki to Baku

Baku express: the train from Sheki to Baku

The helpful owners of my guesthouse asked me multiple times if I really wanted to take the train from Sheki to Baku. They warned me that it would be slow. 12 hours in fact, while the minibus would only take six hours. A bit worried 

The best things to do in Sheki: Azerbaijan’s Silk road

The best things to do in Sheki: Azerbaijan’s Silk road

This post is a travelguide about the best things to do in Sheki. Sheki is an old town with beautiful buildings from the golden years of the Silk road. Rolling hills with lush green forests that beckon you to explore them. Delicious Azeri cuisine and 

Crossing the border: Sighnaghi to Sheki

Crossing the border: Sighnaghi to Sheki

I knew this was going to be a long day with a mixture of several taxis and buses to make it from Sighnaghi in Georgia to Sheki in Azerbaijan. I wanted to start early, but Georgia is not the country where they wake up when