Friday, 3 July 2015
Welcome to Baku, the city of the 2015 European Games. Michael Noyce
The city has a real European feel about it. You could even be in Paris or Milan in many parts and every high-end and designer shop imaginable is here, often with multiple outlets. I went into Port Baku Mall, just near our hotel and there are 2 floors of absolutely the really serious designer shops, but the place was deserted. I was the only person walking around at 1-45pm.
It was a shame that time did not permit us to visit some of the many museums and galleries including the History Museum, Carpet Museum and the State Art Museum. There is even a Coin Museum and a Museum of Miniature Books; pretty unique I thought.
All in all, we enjoyed our stay in Baku and were presently surprised by its European feel with the European Games being a nice bonus.