Blogs from Lahic, Ismayilli, Azerbaijan, Asia


Asia » Azerbaijan » Ismayilli » Lahic September 10th 2010

The New Orleans Saints started the 2010 campaign where they left off at the Superdome last season -- with a tight win over the Minnesota Vikings. This time, the Saints came up on the right end of a 14-9 squeaker. Here are a few notes on what we can take away from this contest. First,The Vikings were hyper-aware of the Saints' pass pressure.From early in the game and through most of it, Minnesota ran a lot of max protect sets, and multiple tight ends and backs in some interesting setups.Second,The Saints are a running team.They forgot that early on -- Sean Payton called just three running plays in the first half -- and I was about to put out a missing persons report for running back Pierre Thomas(notes) in the first half. But after halftime, Thomas ... read more

Asia » Azerbaijan » Ismayilli » Lahic June 21st 2009

Thanks to Couch Surfing we stayed with Matt and Rachel, two US Peace Corps volunteers, in the lovely village of Ismayilli. We had a great weekend with them and enjoyed a wonderful barbecue, despite the presence of an escaped bull in the garden. It just added to the experience!!! Getting there was a frustrating experience as our bus driver had to stop to check his tyres and to refuel (two separate stops!) within 30 minutes of leaving Baku. Why couldn't he have done that before picking up passengers?! The road is in quite a state too and no matter how often we travel along that route, it doesn't seem to get any better. Also, it was raining, so the driver was looking out of a tiny clear patch in his window!! The real reason for going ... read more
The bus
Bus to Lahic
Not the best road we have been on!

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