Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Baku

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.
Aura Spa
Old City Hammam
Expect to be scrubbed and pummelled within an inch of your life...
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.
Hash House Harriers
Run off the excesses of the weekend with the Hash House Harriers; beats sweating it out solo surely?
Club Oasis
Something for everyone at Club Oasis.
Fantasia
Be brave and submit to some vigorous scrubbing and rubbing, Azeri-style...
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.

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