Tag: Azerbaijan

Xinaliq: A travel guide to Azerbaijans mountains

Xinaliq: A travel guide to Azerbaijans 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 

The best day trips from Baku Azerbaijan

The best day trips from Baku Azerbaijan

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 

20 Things to do in Baku Azerbaijan

20 Things to do in Baku Azerbaijan

This post is a travel guide about the best things to do in Baku. Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan and a city famous for its gas and oil reserves on the Caspian sea coast. What can I say about Baku? Baku did not charm 

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 

16 Things to do in Sheki: Azerbaijan’s Silk road

16 Things to do in Sheki: Azerbaijan’s Silk road

This post is a travelguide about the best things to do in Sheki. Sheki is a pleasant city in northern Azerbaijan at the foot of the Caucasus mountains. It is surrounded by rolling hills with lush forests that beckon you to explore them. It is 

How to travel from Sighnaghi to Sheki

How to travel from 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