Lots of Texans in pickup trucks... by bagoly
Baku is not the most architectually fascinating place, but it is definately an interesting place to visit.
There is a strange contrast of Middle-Eastern, Russian & Texas cultures. Texas you ask? Yes, there are lots of Americans there working on oil projects. There were cowboys with pickup trucks (even saw one with a gun rack) all over the city.
The ‘old city’ is very attractive- full of expensive houses built during the oil boom in the early 1900’s. There is a large pedestrian mall in the centre of the city, where you can observe families relaxing during the cooler hours.
Nice place.over 7 years ago