Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Exploring Azerbaijan: Lahic

This past weekend we headed out of town to see Lahic, a mountain area about three hours outside of Baku. We were told that it can start to be inaccessible in the winter so we took the weekend to make sure we visited... and we will definitely try and go back in the spring! It was a lovely weekend, a nice drive, and so refreshing to be outside in nature and around mountains!!

We left Friday afternoon to try and catch the twins during naptime for the car ride. Didn't work. They did great though and we arrived around 5:30/6:00 pm and got settled into the Lahic guest house before exploring the grounds until dinner.


There was a slide, swing, and some outdoor seating areas along with cherry and apple trees for us to pick fresh fruit. The girls spent a good part of the weekend just playing outdoors with us, which was so relaxing.

Saturday morning we lazily had breakfast at the guesthouse before heading out to hike a waterfall we had heard was close by. It ended up being way farther than we anticipated and we were hiking for about three hours. We ended up carrying the twins most of the way back, but they walked pretty much the entire way there as did Madi. We were really proud of how well they hiked and with very little complaining! They enjoyed picking wild blackberries en route and playing in the river we followed the entire way.

Once we arrived back in town we leisurely walked along the main road visiting the shops and picking out our copper souvenir. We then headed back to our guest house to relax and let the girls run around before dinner.

We slept in again Sunday and after breakfast played until a horse arrived for the girls to ride. They did a short jaunt with us and then we walked around some more and played before packing up and loading the car. We had one last delicious meal before getting on the road back to Baku.

We hit a bit of "local" traffic on the way home and stopped to buy some delicious honey and jam. The guesthouse was amazing, the food delicious, and the weekend a wonderful time of relaxing and checking out since there was minimal cell service and poor wifi. The girls did great hiking and loved being outdoors, which is also our happy place!

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