Azerbaijan, Baku - Second day. -- Travel Agency
The second day, we went to see the favorite place of expats – The Fountain Square and Torgovaya street (the central place in Baku, as Red Square and Arbat street in Moscow, Russia). A lot of expensive boutiques and restaurants, pubs, basement bars, cafes, several theatres and cinema-clubs etc...Then we planned to visit the Zoroastrian fire temple at Saraxani, and made our way up to the main train station in the blistering heat of the midday sun. We were lucky in that there was a train leaving straight away and we sat on the hard, wooden benches, staring out the window as the city began to give way to that semi-arid desert we saw when we arrived here. We walked the short distance to the fire temple, or 'Ateshkah' as the locals call it. Fortunately, we met two Italian journalists, who wrote an article about Ateshkah to their local journal and the rest of the time we spent together, listening interesting information about that miraculous place.
Published on 5/27/07