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Azerbaijan Favorites

  • Visa at the airport

    I flew in to Baku on the 19th of July 2006 and got the visa quickly (I was one of the first arriving to the counter). With me I had two passport pictures and an application form that I had already filled in (you can get the application form from www.mfa.gov.az/eng/consular/visa.shtml). Other people didn't have the application form or photos and had...

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  • Refugee camps

    I loved Baku... but give some thought to the less fortunate. A lot of people were forced to flee their homes after Armenians came in and grabbed a lot of the land in the Karabakh War. There's an estimated million refugees and they're still stuck living in places like rail cars, and muddy settlements. It's vey sad but there are some excellent...

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  • Currency denomination

    Recent denomination of national currency (manat) means that two types of notes are under circulation – the old manat and the new manat. What complicates things is that 1 new manat = 5.000 old manats. What makes things easier is that 1 new manat ~ 1 US dollar

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  • Ali and Nino

    If you're preparing to come to Azerbaijan and would like to know more about the culture and the people here, then I recommend getting a copy of "Ali and Nino" book by Kurban Said. Written at the turn of the century, this book gives you a real insight to Azeri culture, its traditions and tells you a lot about the history of this land besides...

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  • Best guide to Azerbaijan

    I realized that most of the travelers coming here do not know anything about this book so I must recommend it to anyone willing to come to Azerbaijan and Georgia. Forget about the Lonely Planet, which is full of inaccurate information. I think the guys who did the Lonely Planet on Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia only spent a day here and then...

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  • "Ali and Nino" by Kurban Sa'id

    If you are at all interested in the culture and history of Azerbaijan and Georgia, then I can recommend a good book..."Ali and Nino" tells the tale of Muslim Ali Khan Shirvanshir who falls head over heels in love with Christain Nino Kipiani. The story takes place in the early years of the 20th century, a time of great upheaval in the region...and...

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  • If you have time for one trip in...

    Visit Sheki!! So which is it to be? The colour photo, or the black and white one? Please let me know either way!

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