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Old Aug 22nd 2011, 10:47 am
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Anyone been? Any good for few days in Eid you think? Friend of mine mentioned last night - am looking for a short break away from the GCC...

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Old Aug 22nd 2011, 11:10 am
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i've got a friend from there and she says it is great...apparently very like beirut but better...

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Old Aug 22nd 2011, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
i've got a friend from there and she says it is great...apparently very like beirut but better...

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Cheers MM that is two thumbs up - may just bite the bullet and book something...
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I would recommend Tbilisi if you want a short break from Ramadan, Eid and Oil...
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The SAS hotel is smack bang in the middle of where it all happens. Crazy place, but a whole lot of fun. Take U.S. dollars.
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I'm in Baku right now.

Staying at the Park Inn by the Park Bulvar mall on the cornishe. It's a very balmy 29 degrees!

The driving is as mad as anywhere else in the ME!
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The SAS hotel is smack bang in the middle of where it all happens. Crazy place, but a whole lot of fun. Take U.S. dollars.
I'd never really thought about here - it looks pretty interesting.... might have to investigate further!
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Originally Posted by Oyibopeppeh View Post
I'm in Baku right now.

Staying at the Park Inn by the Park Bulvar mall on the cornishe. It's a very balmy 29 degrees!

The driving is as mad as anywhere else in the ME!
What's to recommend there?
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Some recommendations here:

http://www.timeoutabudhabi.com/summe...out-baku-guide
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What's to recommend there?
On the face of it, not much, but having a drink outside in any of the places around Fountain Square is a nice way of loosing an afternoon in pre-Soviet surroundings, and it is quite unlike anywhere in the middle east.
Utterly bonkers!
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I lived there for a couple of years - given a choice I would much prefer Tiblisi in Georgia over Baku for a weekend break - but Baku has a few things worth seeing:

There are a few traditional caravansari style restaurants in the old city around the Maidens tower which is interesting to walk around.

Pubs and restaurants in and around fountain square are OK, Shakespears, Finnegans, Maharajah etc., there also used to be a few good local underground jazz bars which are worth exploring.

If you want a walk on the wild side try the Key Club, N Brothers or Blackjacks but be careful
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Pubs and restaurants in and around fountain square are OK, Shakespears, Finnegans, Maharajah etc.,
also The Clansman - home of the Baku Bears - Rangers Azerbaijan Supporters
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The locals - especially the younger generation - are very friendly. I've been engaged in conversation on several occasions by people wanting to practise their English skills (or lack of them), which can be interesting!

I'd say the closest country cultural wise would be Turkey.

Oh yes....there are stacks of well fit women!
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I lived there for a couple of years - given a choice I would much prefer Tiblisi in Georgia over Baku for a weekend break - but Baku has a few things worth seeing:

There are a few traditional caravansari style restaurants in the old city around the Maidens tower which is interesting to walk around.

Pubs and restaurants in and around fountain square are OK, Shakespears, Finnegans, Maharajah etc., there also used to be a few good local underground jazz bars which are worth exploring.

If you want a walk on the wild side try the Key Club, N Brothers or Blackjacks but be careful
Thanks guys Baku looking like a contender...
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Hello Everybody!
We just moved to Baku with my husband and plan to stay here for a while. He is an architect, me - a newborn housewife. He is Italian, I am Russian and the last 8 years we were living in Dubai. We will be happy to meet new friends to share our bakuish experience.
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