Over the years, Qatar Expats are getting more and more exposed to countless travel opportunities: from the regular expansion of Qatar Airways destinations, to HIA’s strategic location and proximity to some of the world’s “Best Places To Visit” – which will otherwise be costly (and flight time will be longer) if coming from home countries like the Philippines.
Earlier this year, I’ve been receiving a lot of inquiries about Processing for Azerbaijan Tourist Visa. With many having been able to explore VISA FREE countries such as Georgia and Armenia, more people are exploring other possible nearby destinations like Baku in Azerbaijan.
Very recently, a friend who is also a travel enthusiast recently traveled to Azerbaijan and his Insta-stories made me feel nostalgic about this beautiful country, which I am planning to visit again with my family.
BAKU CAFE IN AL WAKRAH
Coincidentally, I also got a bit curious about a certain cafe in Doha that was aptly called BAKU – I was wondering if there’s a certain relation to Azerbaijan, so I made a visit over the weekend to get some answers to my questions. And to my surprise, the ambiance resembles the old style architectures of those underground bars and restaurants – like the one that I’ve visited during my last trip… (Firuze Restoran – an underground restaurant in one of the side streets of Nizami offering authentic Azerbaijan cuisine.)
According to one of BAKU CAFE’s staff, the establishment started out as a restaurant serving shawarma and other food with Azerbaijan influence. Then later on, the owners decided to convert it to a full pledge coffee shop. The concept was now totally different but the name and the restaurant ambiance remained the same.
Location: Al Wakair Street, Al Wakrah
Contact Number: +974 4441 5011
MY TWO-DAY TRIP TO AZERBAIJAN
Having a cup of coffee in my hand in this familiar ambiance made me remember my short but very meaningful travel to Azerbaijan. Being my only international travel for 2018, it left me with a bag filled with beautiful memories about this country where Asians are predominantly called “Chinese” and their economic position is somewhat similar to Doha (Azerbaijan has a large number of oil and gas fields and promising structures in the Caspian Sea).
My reference point for these blog posts is Qatar. So if you are coming from other countries and planning to explore Azerbaijan, the same procedure and itinerary may also be considered. Here are my previous blog posts:
VISA TO AZERBAIJAN – https://bestlifeqatar.com/2018/02/01/how-to-apply-for-azerbaijan-tourist-visa-in-qatar/
PLANNING A TRIP TO AZERBAIJAN – https://bestlifeqatar.com/2018/02/03/planning-for-a-trip-to-azerbaijan/
LIVE LIKE A TOURIST – https://bestlifeqatar.com/2018/02/04/two-nights-in-azerbaijan-live-like-a-tourist-day-01/
LIVE LIKE A LOCAL – https://bestlifeqatar.com/2018/02/05/two-nights-in-azerbaijan-live-like-a-local-day-02/
SIMILARITIES OF BAKU AND DOHA – https://bestlifeqatar.com/2018/02/15/baku-azerbaijan-similarities-with-doha-qatar/
LOCAL TOUR GUIDE IN AZERBAIJAN
I met a friend on social media who happened to be staying in Azerbaijan for quite some time now. They are a Filipino couple who are running a tour-guide company in Baku. So if you want to have first-hand information about the city and its surrounding areas, you may also contact them.
About Tara Azerbaijan:
Tara Azerbaijan Travels and Events Company is a Filipino owned company, based in Baku Azerbaijan. “Tara” is a Filipino word for “Lets Go!”. Tara Azerbaijan means Lets Go Azerbaijan “.
We are a “Travels and Events” company who intends to provide individuals and/or group travels to leisure clients. We offer pre-arranged tours, custom packages according to clients specifications, travel consultation, and reservations of hotel accommodations and lodging amongst other related services. We also provide seminars and trainings of various topics and themes.
TARA Azerbaijan Travels and Events
Contact Number: +994508004470