Neither Europe nor Asia, Azerbaijan is an incredible tangle of contradictions and contrasts. Starting from 1960s the capital city Baku attracted extensive tourism ( more from Soviet Republics and Eastern European countries), as it includes hundreds of historical and cultural places to visit. Authentic wines, high-quality silk, gold ware and many other souvenirs will always bring only good memories back about this unique country.
Information for tourists in Baku
Weather: Summers are hot & humid. Notice that winters are cool, wet and have strong breezes.
You can use London taxi cabs – 0.70 AZN per km.
It’s comfortable to use a bike in the city
Citizens speak Russian, Azerbaijani, Turkish and English (but not everyone)
You can find a lot of luxuries and mid-level restaurants with different kinds of cuisine (including national, Chinese ,Italian, Mexican and Russian food).
Tea Houses are the best choice for trying great national teas prepared in samovars, especially during the summer.
Baku, located next to the Caspian Sea where you can find a lot of beaches to swim and during the winter to have a cup of tea or a glass of something stronger.
You need a visa for entering the country
Don’t forget about travel insurance
Print the charts of the currency converter and take them with you while you are travelling.
Don’t forget about a map, you will need it in case people don’t understand you.
If you are travelling during the winter you will need very warm clothes and shoes, it is very windy during this season.