Friday, August 7, 2009

First Impressions

We are at our new destination, the place we will call home for the next two to three years. Where is it? It is located on the western edge of the Caspian Sea and borders Russia on the north, Georgia and Armenia on the west, and Iran on the south. Any ideas? Ok, here is something - it is a birthplace of Garry Kasparov. Still not a clue? Ok then, we are in Baku, Azerbaijan.

What are our first impressions?

The house is humongous – three stories for goodness sake. In almost empty rooms I feel like a Lilliputian in a house meant for giants. We are in an area of mansions, most of them in the process of reconstructions or constructions – the streets are littered with garbage and we have a pack of friendly stray dogs living in the neighboring empty lot.

It is a weird contract – garbage and mansions but something tells me that it is very Bakuvian.

View from our third floor.

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