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I want to share with the community tourist information and experience of my trip in Azerbaijan I visited: Baku - Lankaran - Qobustan - Astara
Baku is a beautiful and interesting city where ancient and modern mixes, the city has grown rapidly in recent years due to the enormous wealth of extractive industries of oil and natural gas . The city is characterized by a mix of modern skyscrapers, old buildings, buildings in the Art Nouveau style while in the suburbs still resist a few ugly…
Nakhchivan is an exclave and autonomous republic of Azerbaijan. It is wedged between Armenia and Iran, with a very short border with Turkey.
The border with Armenia is of course absolutely closed.
I decided that this year I would leave Iran and enter the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, then exit to Turkey.
The Iranian side of the border was hell. Iranian borders are always chaotic, but this one was appalling. Just finding the entrance was difficult, then an irritating 'fixer' was foisted upon…
Hi all travellers. Has anyone recently taken a right hand drive vehicle into Azerbaijan? Would love to hear from you if you have done this.
We have our Azerbaijan visas, an easy and quite painless exercise with the assistance of Medea travel in Tbilisi. Thanks to that Kiwi who posted information about this agency.
We have a British registered right hand drive range rover that we will be trying to get in to Azerbaijan.
Have read with interest comments about taking the car number of the police…
I've had a look through the last few pages, but haven't found an answer to my question. I'm going to Azeribaijan for 6 days in December (flights are booked). What is the cheapest way to get a tourist visa? I have a UK passport. I actually live within walking distance to the Azeri Visa Centre in London, but the cost is £100/$163 (visa fee + service fee).
I've heard about the e-visa, but the website (http://evisa.mfa.gov.az/) isn't very helpful in tems of prices unless you sign up etc.…
Should Americans simply look at the visa, arrival, and registration requirements in Azerbaijan and assume they (we) are not wanted? Their process seems unusual, the more so since otherwise it looks like a pretty nice place to visit.
So I belong to the ranks of confused and slightly deterred travelers, has anyone had an experience with getting a tourist visa in Istanbul for AZ, ( I hold a US passport) and I know this is akin to asking how long is a piece of string, but given the hassle and the costs would it be better invested spending the time in Armenia and Georgia?
Thanks for any helpful hints and inputs,
we are just back from our travel to caucasus region. Before leaving I read so many (mostly bad) experiences about Azerbaijan.
The people is very friendly and helpful.
When the police stopped us without reason to get money, I wrote their car number on a paper. They don t like this and so we could go.
We did registration in Baku. Some foreign embassies help if you don t have a local adress to register.
(Sorry for my bad english)
A friend and I are planning a trip to Azerbaijan. We have the option of traveling during the last week in October or the last week in March.
We would very much like to get into the mountains a bit and visit Laza and Xinaliq if possible. I worry that our dates put us into snow season. Can anyone recommend either week as a better time to visit?