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Palace of the Shirvanshahs  
   

Palace of the Shirvanshahs

Not a bad pad - complete with remnants of a huge hamam
Azerbaijan

May 11th 2009
Arriving from the east, Baku seems like the gateway to Europe: a quaint European style old town with cobble stone alleys and narrow side streets, big squares and fountains, cafes and restaurants - in all a lovely place to spend a few days. The slight distraction are all the oil fields. Oil and gas are the country's main assets, and perhaps what it is most known for, and step out of the old town an ... read more
Asia » Azerbaijan » Baku

Azerbaijani Flag Azerbaijan - a nation with a Turkic and majority-Muslim population - regained its independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Despite a 1994 cease-fire, Azerbaijan has yet to resolve its conflict with Armenia over the Azerbaijani Nag... ... read more
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