Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Exploring Azerbaijan: Visitors and the Mud Volcanoes

We got to play host to our good friend Ron and Joy the first weekend in March. We had limited time and packed it with some repeat and some new activities in Baku. We started our first full-day with the traditional Azeri breakfast in Old City (our favorite thing to do with guests!). 

Afterwards we did a walking tour around Old City with the (in)famous Fuad, a local expert guide. It was really neat to hear the history of some of the buildings we see regularly. We grabbed a quick lunch and headed to the Heyder Aliyev Center. 

We got a babysitter that evening and headed to the Hilton for dinner and drinks in the 360 Bar. It rotates and gives a wonderful overview of the city, including the Flame Towers at night. We weren't able to get any good shots because of the lighting and we forgot to get a picture of any of us. :-/

Saturday we headed outside Baku to find the Qobustan carvings and mud volcanoes. The weather was perfect to playing outside and Madi loved playing in the mud volcanoes. 

We made a quick stop at the house and got back in the car to visit the Boulevard. We took the train along a good portion before heading to dinner and finally ending the evening with a Merry-go-Round ride. Our guests had to leave early the next morning, but we were so happy for the time we got to spend with them in Baku!

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