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A Tourist's Guide to Baku, Azerbaijan 2018

A Tourist's Guide to Baku, Azerbaijan 2018

From Tbilisi we fly into Baku, located along the Caspian Sea. Staying the Fairmont ‘Flame’ Tower Hotel affords us an excellent view of the long sweeping city coastline. In the city, we see the giant flag, walk past the carpet museum, see the twists and turns of the old medieval walled town, which included the […]

A Tourist's Guide to Almaty, Kazakhstan 2019

A Tourist's Guide to Almaty, Kazakhstan 2019

We fly into Almaty on a sunny and warm day in June. After checking into the World Hotel Saltanat, we head out to see the sights. Along the way, I sample some Kumis, fermented mare’s milk, buy some cheap Kazakh champagne and walk for miles. 1. KokTobe Cable Car 2. Presidential Palace 3. Republic Square […]

A Tourist's Guide to Pristina, Kosovo 2019

A Tourist's Guide to Pristina, Kosovo 2019

Part 4 of our Tirana – Ohrid – Skopje – Pristina tour. From Skopje, we drive north into Kosovo. Once in the capital, Pristina, we head out to see the sights: 1. Mother Teresa Boulevard and Statue 2. Mother Teresa Cathedral 3. National Library 4. Serbian Orthodox Church 5. Bill Clinton Boulevard and Statue 6. […]

A Tourist's Guide to Dhaka, Bangladesh 2019

A Tourist's Guide to Dhaka, Bangladesh 2019

After a nine-year gap, I fly into Dhaka, Bangladesh’s chaotic and colourful capital – I even stay in the same hotel: La Vinci Hotel. After checking in, I sample a can of Hunter’s Lager, with its suspiciously Foster’s like can design. The next morning, I head off outside to wander Kawran Bazaar, Dhaka’s largest wholesale […]

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