Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Baku

Boat Trips
Gobustan
Gobustan is famed for its petroglyphs; seek and ye shall find.
Sheki
While it may be six or so hours from Baku the mountain town of Sheki is well worth the slog.  Just make sure to fill up with petrol before you hit some pretty damn remote roads.
Absheron Peninsula
Scattered across the Absheron Peninsula are dozens of traditional Bakuvian villages worth checking out; rent a car and stop by a couple one lazy afternoon.
Ivanovka
Ever wanted to get up close and personal with a remote religious sect? Then head to Ivanovka home to such a sect.
Lahij
Looking to escape the city limits? Then head to Lahij a traditional coppersmiths' village two-three hours northwest of Baku.
Beaches
Aura Spa
Sabun Nga Spa
Rest relax and rejuvenate at the super-sumptuous Sabun Nga Spa; with so much luxury on offer you'll never want to leave its chic confines.
Avand
Baku Meet & Greet
Old City Hammam
Expect to be scrubbed and pummelled within an inch of your life...
Olimpik Star Centre
Not sure what the difference is between billiards and pool? Don't worry a local will show you; billiards is big business here.
Landmark Health Club
Fancy a massage or a spot of exercise 10 floors above the hub of the city with views of the Caspian? Then head to the Landmark.
Ultimate Frisbee
Who'd have thought you'd go all the way to Baku and be able to play Frisbee? Enjoy!
Gunay Riding Club
Mount a towering steed and gallop off into the Bakuvian sunset - or something like that.
Taze Bey
Who wouldn't want a massage with Roman Centurions and deer antlers abounding?
Mafia
Despite being an Azeri/Russian-only game it's still fun to watch a game of Mafia; cards never looked so cutthroat.
Hale Kai Resort
Whether you want to climb a rockface, tear down a dirt track on atwo-wheeler or catch and cook your own dinner, the Hale Kai Mountain Resort has all youradrenaline-pumping activities wrapped up.
Hash House Harriers
Run off the excesses of the weekend with the Hash House Harriers; beats sweating it out solo surely?
Fantasia
Be brave and submit to some vigorous scrubbing and rubbing, Azeri-style...
Club Oasis
Something for everyone at Club Oasis.
Baku Entertainment
Getting a strike is oh-so satisfying so if you've a competitive streak unleash the fury over a game - or ten - of bowling.
Football Federations
While Bakuvians aren't known for their football prowess a game can still be fun to watch with the pressure off.
Azerbaijan Rugby Federation
Ball sports aren't necessarily Baku's thing but that doesn't stop the ex-pats from getting together to form a team. Watch and learn.
Baku State Circus
Roll up roll up! The circus has come to town; enjoy all its carnivalesque goings-on right here.
Metkarting
If you like your go-karting with a side of disco then Metkarting is the perfect place to tear up the track.

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