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Azerbaijan, anyone done a recent trip? by vespasian on 6 June 2008 2:02am
I would love to hear from anyone who has been out to Azerbaijan in the last year. I made numerous trips out there in my years as a B.A Steward and Purser. I speak Russian so was there for a week, home for a week, back and forth for about two years, 1995-1997. Being a bit of a wanderer and also something of a twit I used to go off into the sticks with my tent and just traipse from village to town with no clear aim other than a love of archaeology. I spent many an evening at the Lord Nelson, a british pub run by a guy called Charlie Christmas who was excellent. Then I took my wife there, made the mistake of taking her off in a tent for a couple of nights where she was put off after being chased half a mile by wild dogs (something I have become quite used to by that time.) Anyone been there recently? Especially anyone met Charlie and his pals?

If its anything like it used to be, Baku especially, then you have to go, what an adventure. Actually thinking about it, what an idea for one of your trips Michael, The Great Game, played out in central asia.

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