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Funicular, Baku – Fun and Free

Funicular, Baku – Fun and Free Yes I enjoyed the Baku funicular and yes it was free, running every 10 minutes from the morning to 10pm at night. The funicular runs on a single track measuring 455 meters. Each train has a capacity of 28 people and the ride takes four minutes. The ride starts just opposite the statue on Neftchiler Avenue, and at the top there are plenty of attractions including...
Nov
25
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Heydar Aliyev Center – One of the coolest buildings I have ever seen.

Heydar Aliyev Center – One of the coolest buildings I have ever seen. The Heydar Aliyev building is by far one of the  coolest building I have ever come across. It sits on top of a hill which highlights its stunning architecture from just about every angle. The building serves several functions; a conference center, a gallry and a museum. The Center was named after the leader of Soviet-era Azerbaijan from 1969 to 1982, and president of...
Nov
24
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Maiden Tower, Baku – One of Baku’s most ancient sites.

Maiden Tower, Baku – One of Baku’s most ancient sites. If the Flame Towers define modern Baku then the Maiden towers define its ancient past. Known locally as Giz Galasi and situated in the old town the tower dates back to the 12th century. There are a couple of legends on how the tower got its name. The most popular is that a maiden said to be the daughter of the khan of Baku threw herself of the top. The second legend is...
Nov
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The Flame Towers, Baku – Amazing!

The Flame Towers, Baku – Amazing! Probably nothing defines the skyline of Baku more than the amazing flame towers. The three towers, which constitute South East and West stand 190 meters in height and consist of a five star hotel, offices and apartments. Construction of the towers bagan in 2007 and took five years to complete at a total cost of $350 million dollars.The towers were designed by HOK...
Nov
23
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Barcelona – The Facts

Barcelona – The Facts Barcelona Brief Overview 2014 Coat of Arms Situated in: Spain Area: 803km² (included urban area) Population: 4,604,000 Official Language:  Spanish and Catalan Climate : Mediterranean Currency:  Euro Government : Mayor: Xavier Trias i Vidal de Llobatera International dialing code:  +34 93 Largest: Barcelona is the largest port on the Mediterranean...
Nov
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Barcelona – Introduction

Barcelona – Introduction I spent four packed days in Barcelona. I managed to visit some of its most well-known attractions including the most famous Gaudi style buildings which included the magnificent Basilica of Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila and Casa Batilo. I strolled round the beautiful Park Guell. I went to the Museum of Contemporary art, the Catalan museum of fine art and fitted in a very...
Nov
23
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I met Alexandra in Sarajevo and Mostar

I met Alexandra in Sarajevo and Mostar I first came across Alexandra on our morning tour of the Tunnel of Hope in Sarajevo. As it turned out we were both staying at the same hostel. Alexandra turned out to be from Hong Kong and worked for a well known Asian Airline. She spoke fluent English and turned out to be an excellent companion. In fact we went out the same evening for dinner. A day later she left for...
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