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Hi folks! With my wife we spent pleasant 6d in AZ last August. Our itinerary: night train from Tbilisi - Baku & side trip – Quba - Xınalıq - Baku - Şəki – back to GE. While Baku is an interesting place it is well worth seeing the rest of the country as well so you don’t get a too one-sided impression. Travelling is easy, transport works well. Outside the capital English is hardly spoken, knowing a bit of Russian helps, otherwise learning some basic Azeri is a plus. People were nice but maybe a…

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Hi,

I will be in Azerbaijan next month for 1 week only. If i have to choose 2 places from Xinaliq, Lahic and Sheki. Which two i should choose based on wow factor ?

Thanks

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Hi,
I will stay 5 days in Baku, any recommendations for day trips (ideally with public transport)?
Any beach wich is nice close to Baku? I would like to swim ;-)

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Our visa application process was extremely painless. As a Canadian, all information for the visa application process can be found here: http://ottawa.mfa.gov.az/content/42

To obtain single entry tourist visas, confirmation of a hotel booking was required--no need for a personal letter of invitation, and no need for tour group arrangements. I made a reservation a month in advance through Booking.com for a hotel in Baku, and the hotel itself was able to provide me with a signed and stamped PDF…

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E-visa

hi!
anyone has done the E-visa? (simple package: visa+obbligatory walking tour)

the problem seems only you need to book the hotel for the full time, is this right?

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Questions

This is my first time in Azerbaijan ... i will stay mainly in Baku .. i have the following questions if anyone can help me:-

1- Optimum time to stay ? 4 days is enough ... or should i stay more.
2- must see spots in & around Baku ? is there any other places i should consider?
3- suggested hotels with a range from mid to high end?
4- security ... is it safe or should i reconsider?
5- shopping ... best shopping malls or areas in baku?

thanks alot

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azeri visa

Hi, i'm an italian girl and I would like to visit Georgia and Azerbaijan.
now i'm trying to obtain an Azeri Visa ( tourist visa) but it's seems very difficult...
Probably i would like to arrive in Baku by night train from Tbilisi,
i read that should be easier to obtain the visa after a request in Georgia than to request in an azerbaijan embassy in Italy...is it possible?

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My wife and I propose taking the evening train (Train 38, 1st class “Spalny Vagon”: 2-bed sleeper) from Baku to Tbilisi the second week of September. The railway's web site (difficult for a non-Azeri to navigate in English) provides that one may make on-line reservations only during the ten-day period preceding departure. Accordingly, I may wish to delay making reservations until I arrive in Baku three days before train departure.
How much demand is there for 1st class 2-bed sleeper…
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Hi there,

I've read conflicting reports on whether it's worth buying the ticket for the Baku-Tbilisi train in advance online, or whether it's perfectly fine to turn up on the day and get it in Baku? Obviously I don't want to risk it being fully booked if possible, but I'm not totally sure the Azerbaijani Railways site looks fully up to date(?). Does anyone have any advice that has done this trip recently? Thanks in advance.

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Hi
i would like to go hiking in the Candycane Mountain Area. Any reccomendations for nice daytrecks, max. 6hrs or 800 hm? I Could spend 3 days there.
As I have no tent, i am looking for accomodation, in Xizi or Other Suitable villages.
Thanks a lot!