Dear visitor, thanks for your interesting in this blog. I left Baku in July 2015. I still post occasionally post from the archive. As time has moved on, I’d appreciate some comments, in particular by those who are in Azerbaijan and share with us what has changed.
Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan, the land of fire. This blog explores the life in Baku, the Absheron peninsula and the regions of Azerbaijan from the perspective of an expat living in Baku.
Most of this blog is about the normal life in Baku and Azerbaijan, rather than the recent stunning architecture and shiny downtown of Baku.
An important part is meeting local people and experiencing their hospitality and warmness. It is amazing how welcoming the local people are – let me give you an example. I walked with a friend in narrow lanes in an old neighborhood, we turned around a corner and saw an older woman. We exchanged the greeting of salam and her next words were: Do you want tea?
Much of my explorations occur on tours, where I walk through a neighborhood. As Baku is rapidly transforming with much construction going on, old neighborhoods being destroyed, much of what I see today may not exist any longer tomorrow.
The pages are a portfolio of walks in Baku and trips to the Absheron peninsula and the regions. Posts are more like snapshots of life in Baku and Azerbaijan. You are welcome to join my excursion online and in real life.