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A Salute To Steve Hollier

It is with great regret that we must announce our loss of Steve Hollier, a dear gentleman international travel photojournalist who touched a lot of lives and wrote and photographed with beautiful and very cultured insight. Steve’s very extensive travels … Continue reading

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Baku State of Mind – Eurovision 2012 Azerbaijan

My friend Tim released the attached youtube video, that went viral a few hours after release on youtube. What do you think? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4-U6TGX1T4    

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Azerbaijan Days: A deserted village, a forgotten holy man and a soldier redeeming a promise to God

For most of us ex-pats living in the country, Mark Elliot’s book Azerbaijan   http://www.amazon.com/Azerbaijan-4th-excursions-Georgia-Excursions/dp/190586423X is a virtual Bible. It is the most comprehensive introduction to the country currently available however, even Mark cannot include all the information on every highway, byway and … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan Days: Laza – A walk on the wild side

Last weekend, I went for a walk in the spectacular mountains around Laza. No, not Lhasa, Laza. Both are places of habitation high in the mountains but while Lhasa is the capital of Tibet in the Himalayas, Laza is a small, … Continue reading

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Baku Days: City Transformations – London and Baku

Before I went to the University of Essex to study sociology, I was working in the City of London as a very junior member of a prestigious firm of stockbrokers during 1973 and 1974. This was a period of rapid … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan Days: Baku’s Fair Trade Shop

The shop is a little difficult to find and the first time I tried to seek out the entrance, it eluded me but is there, really. In sight of the Maiden Tower and down a narrow flight of steps, Enchanted … Continue reading

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Africa in Azerbaijan: The Leopards of the Caucuses

Having moved from Namibia to Azerbaijan last year, I was struck by similarities between the Etosha pan [one of the great African game reserves] and the Shirvan National Park, a couple of hours drive South of Baku. Both feature wide, … Continue reading

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