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  • Baku's Tourism Information Centre
    Baku's Tourism Information Centre
    by HORSCHECK
  • Brochures from Baku's Tourism Information Centre
    Brochures from Baku's Tourism...
    by HORSCHECK
  • Trescher guide book - Azerbaijan
    Trescher guide book - Azerbaijan
    by HORSCHECK

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    Travel guide book - Azerbaijan

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jan 24, 2015

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    Miscellaneous: Azerbaijan is still not very popular among travellers and tourists. The visa hassle might be one reason for this, but the country seems to open up more and more. The Eurovision Song Contest in 2012 was an event, which put the country more in the focus of the media. In Summer 2015 the 1st European Games will take place in Baku. It is another event which will welcome people from many other countries.

    So I was quite keen on having a travel guide book to read before, during and after my trip. I was not really interested in buying the Lonely Planet guide, as it covers all three Caucasian countries in one book and I had heard mixed reviews about it.

    I finally decided for the 2nd issue of the German travel guide Trescher - Aserbaidschan which has very detailed background information about all sights, as well as sufficient practical info about transport, restaurants and other things. Unfortunately, this book is not available in English.

    Trescher Verlag: http://www.trescherverlag.de/

    Trescher guide book - Azerbaijan
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    Brochures from the Tourism Information Centre

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jan 23, 2015

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    Miscellaneous: Interesting enough I found it relatively hard to find Baku's Tourism Information Centre. Usually it is placed somewhere in the touristy heart of a city, which in Baku should be the old town (Icheri Sheher), but here I only found some booths renting out audio guides.

    I finally heard that it is located somewhere near the Government House, but again I had difficulties to locate it and only after a friendly local guided me there I found it. I must admit that it is neither signposted nor is there any striking sign on the building.

    Staff in the Tourism Information Centre was really helpful and happy to talk to me in English. For me it looked like they don't often have independent travellers just popping in, so all in all I spoke to three different people, who were all very friendly.

    The Tourism Information Centre is equipped with many useful free brochures about Baku as well as about Azerbaijan. These were probably produced for the tourists who visited Baku for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012. So I collected quite a few brochures as well as a map of Baku, so that I was well prepared for my 4 days in the city.

    Directions
    Baku's Tourism Information Centre is located in a street leading from the Government House towards the city centre. It can be found in an ordinary business building in close to the Post Office.

    Address: Tourism Information Centre, Uzeyir Hajibeyov Str. 36, 1101 Baku

    Website: http://www.azerbaijan.travel/

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    Windbreakers

    by dflewellen Written Sep 26, 2007

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Suggest that you always carry a light windbreaker, even in warm weather. The winds can kick up to 50mph suddenly, and the windbreaker will help cut the dust and possibly the chilly air that can accompany the wind.

    Photo Equipment: Due to the sand in the air, I suggest that you keep a UV filter lens on your camera (for those who have the old-fashioned film cameras)

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    No tent, no backpacking!

    by Minashka Written Feb 12, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Any luggage is fine, don't go too fancy though. Have a comfortable backpack so you can carry your camera, water, mapc, etc. around.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Baku is a windy city. Always good to bring a wind-breaker. Summers can get very humid and hot. So bring along your hat and some sun-screen (although locally available).

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can find just about anything in Baku, but there is no Advil or Vaseline Intensive Care. So if you're used to a particular type of medicine or toiletry, just bring it with you.

    Photo Equipment: Very hard to find disposable cameras, but films and batteries are cheap and available.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: You won't really find a shop in Baku that sells this type of gear. If you're going backpacking, bring all that is necessary with you. Especially tents and all.

    Miscellaneous: You can find just about anything you want/need in Baku but you may not be happy with the price or the quality. I recommend that you bring whatever it is that you think maybe useful and don't think twice.

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    Bring lots of Apples!

    by dayfiel Written Feb 19, 2006

    Luggage and bags: Apples- as can be seen in this 'loaded Lada' travelling south to Baku - you can never bring too many apples!

    another loaded Lada full of apples off to Baku

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    Toilet Tissues is a Must!

    by AydanMirza Updated Aug 29, 2004

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You must and I mean MUST have a toilet tissue with you if planning on traveling to Azerbaijan. You are not going to regret it and it will become handy. Better safe than sorry!

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