This is a post I wrote for 203 Travel Challenges and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you, as well. Baku is a city of many wonders and takes a special place in my heart and in my family’s life. In this post I share with you 10 interesting travel challenges that will make your trip to the city even more captivating and exciting.
1. Hire a bike and enjoy a refreshing ride along the seafront
Hire a bike from the Velopark (located right next to the National Flag Square) and enjoy a breathtaking ride along the Caspian Sea. If you want to experience the cityscape to the fullest, you might consider going for your ride at sunset. This way you will be able to marvel at the fascinating city lights and allow the pleasant sea breeze to blow all your worries away. You can bike around the Crystal Hall (the building of Eurovision 2012), explore the National Flag Square and even make a full tour of the beautiful Baku Boulevard (which is 26 km long and also known as the National Park).
2. Find the girl with the umbrella
Find the girl with the umbrella in Fountains Square in downtown Baku. Make sure you take a picture with her to remind you of the beautiful girls of Baku. (Hint: it’s close to McDonald’s)
3. Drink Azeri tea in the old city
You just can’t visit Azerbaijan and not taste traditional Azeri tea. While taking a walk in the Old City (İçərişəhər, pronounced Icheri Shekher), take the time to sit in one of the many cafes and restaurants and enjoy a refreshing cup of tea served in the traditional Azeri way (in special tea glasses, with lemon, sugar cubes, sweets, candies and jam).
Read all 10 travel chalenges in Baku here: Things to do in Baku: 10 fun travel challenges for true explorers (+map)