Baku, Azerbaijan's capital, and the largest city in the Caucasus, lies on Caspian Sea. During the Soviet era, it was a seaside vacation destination and popular for its spas. The picturesque Old City (icheri shekher), the new boomtown and the Soviet-built town make up Baku.
From the Baku Travel Guide
I would say a big 'thank you' to the hostess of the place and her whole very supportive family! Not only they hosted us, a group of 14 bicycle-tourists from Estonia in their own living-room and bedroom, but they also stored our huge bicycle boxes in their tiny courtyard for 2 weeks and tried to protect us in all ways from the shakals of Baku's tour ... more