Baku, Azerbaijan – Heydar Aliyev International Airport

This is a beautiful airport! Terminal one – for international flights – is sleek and modern. The interior has a natural feel with wood trim, greenery and many windows: Add to this the cocoon shops, cafes and bars! Panoramic view from the second floor restaurant where we enjoyed breakfast! Breakfast of soft and hard cheeses,…

Baku, Azerbaijan – Old City – Mehelle Restaurant – Traditional Azerbaijan Food

After our visit to the Maiden Tower, we walked a short distance to Mehelle Restaurant for lunch! Our server was a reserved, yet sweet, young Azerbaijani man who struggled explaining the menu items to us with his limited English. I kept our bill from this lunch to use as a reference for identifying the names…

Baku, Azerbaijan – Inquisition Medieval Instruments of Torture

The temporary exhibit of Inquisition Medieval Interments of Torture hosted by the Palace of the Shirvanshah was as captivating as it was repulsive. Michael insisted the torture devices were not replicas – but the real deal. It was not enjoyable thinking that people died agonizing deaths in these devices. If these were original, medieval gruesome torture…

Baku, Azerbaijan – Walk to the Caspian Sea

Michael and I flew from Qatar to Azerbaijan. However, this flight out of Hamad International Airport was a final goodbye, a bittersweet farewell of our four years of expat life in Qatar. However, this flight launched a brand new, exciting chapter for us, starting with two months of travel before returning to Canada. First stop…

Azerbaijan – The Trip That Didn’t Happen – Make Sure You Read The e-Visa Website Properly!

This is a blog about a huge travel mistake that cost us the entire trip to Azerbaijan. Michael and I had planned to visit Azerbaijan during this past Eid Al-Adha holiday.  We had our flights booked, hotel booked – months in advance.  With inquiries to friends who had travelled to Azerbaijan – they said that…