#54: Baku & The Land of Fire, Azerbaijan

My trip to Georgia was followed by the discovery of the so called Land of Fire: Azerbaijan.

“The Land of Fire is a phrase in the Azerbaijani language and an ancient Azerbaijani cultural concept that denoted either the entire Azerbaijan’s geographical land or the metaphysical realm of mortals, and later became associated with political sovereignty and cultural symbolism.” – Wikipedia

I’ve always wanted to visit Baku since years and now I finally got the opportunity to do it. Not being the ordinary girl or person who likes to travel around and within beautiful places, with palms, beaches etc. looooooots of people asked me “Why there? Do you speak their language?” –  “Nope! So what?! :)” 

Go beyond the boundaries! China taught me a lot: barriers are not linked to the difference of spoken languages, instead they all depend on how you set up your mind and how much you are willing to embrace difficulties and challenges on your own.


Azerbaijani are really welcoming. It’s true that the majority do not speak English, and we struggle to understand each other, however our Italian magic gestures helped me a lot! 🙂

Baku itself is a mix of ancient architecture and modern buildings with the famous flames saying hi from the upper point of the town.  Visible from many sides of the city as well. I loved walking on the Baku Boulevard, admiring the sea from one side and those big flames from a distance.



Those 3 buildings create a wonderful and spectacular atmosphere at night as they light up with magical effects, such as fire, local flags and colours and much more. Honestly, it even beats the Burj Khalifa at night. Congrats DIA Holding for this!


The historical part of the city is in downtown, easy to reach from any sides – Taxis are quite cheap as long as they use the meter 😛

The old city reminded me a bit of Beirut, same architecture, same colours and lots of people around. Everywhere is safe. I wasn’t aware of that kind of safety. People even stand far (very far) from you when you are about to withdraw and police is almost everywhere.

By the way: there is even a 24/7 bank there – for the ones who always have a problem with ATM machines like me (cards get trapped inside, it’s saturday, the bank it’s closed and you’re with no money till Monday.. it happened!) there’s nothing to worry: they can solve your problem at anytime. Amazing job!

Not to forget the delicious food I tasted in one of the typical restaurants over there. It’s called Firuza and it’s always full of people, guess why?! Food is simply amazing, portions are so big that I could barely finish mine. Worth to try.

I was in Baku just for 4 days, however I have to make sure to be back. I probably felt in love with its kebab that I keep dreaming of it!  XD

The more I travel the more I fall in love with all these countries, its people, its food and the magic of discovery! ❤

Baku said bye to me with a last amazing spot in town: a LIBRARY at the airport.


F A N T A S T I C  B A K U



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21 Comments Add yours

  1. Rosie Pringle says:

    Amazing photos! Gotta add Tbilisi to my bucket list 😊

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  2. bellissimo posto fede complimenti!!!brava

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  3. Very e Dani says:

    Non so perché, ma mi ha sempre ispirato tantissimo questa città! Peccato che arrivarci costi non poco, perciò grazie per avermi portata lì con le tue foto e le tue parole 🙂


    1. È bellissima! Quando vai fatto un bel giro tra Azerbaijan, Georgia e Armenia. Ci sono voli a buon prezzo anche! 🙂


  4. In uno dei paesini vicino al mio fanno ogni anno un gemellaggio con Baku. Me ne hanno parlato tutti benissimo e con il tuo articolo la voglia di scoprirla è cresciuta ancora di più!


    1. Feddysworld says:

      Ma dai?! Che bello! Vai prima che sia troppo tardi (politicamente parlando, senza addentrarmi in dettagli). insomma, al momento, nessuna rivoluzione in atto o in programma!

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  5. Bruna Athena says:

    Il moroso ci è stato a!cuni giorni per lavoro: gli è piaciuta molto e mi ha parlato molto bene,soprattutto delle persone. Vorrei portarmici 😊


    1. Feddysworld says:

      Esatto! Persone favolose 🙂 Vacci!


  6. you made me discover a new destination a had never considered, nice place to see


  7. Baku is a city I’ve always been curious to visit. I find that country interesting, from every point of view!

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    1. Feddysworld says:

      Indeed it is! People are so kind. ❤️

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  8. Che luogo incredibile… mi piacerebbe prima o poi scoprire questo mondo totalmente nuovo per me ma di forte fascino….complimenti per le foto!

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  9. travelholicsouls says:

    Di recente ho scritto un post su fb sull’Azerbaijan.
    L’ho scritto inserendolo nella lista dei paesi con un potenziale incredibilmente grande e una fama praticamente inesistente.
    Informandomi per scrivere il post è successa la folgorazione. Me ne sono davvero innamorata! Così, semplicemente leggendo cose…
    Questo articolo mi ha convinto ancor di più sul partire e visitare questo incredibile paese e la sua capitale!

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  10. francesca says:

    WOW! Baku seems really interesting! And the library at the airport?!? OMG <3. Great post, congrats 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Feddysworld says:

      Thank you! It’s a surprising city!


  11. ultimatedetours says:

    Your destinations are really inspiring, you talk about new places where nobody goes. Great article too!


    1. Feddysworld says:

      Thankssss 🙂 My wish is to inspire people to go to those places! They deserve it.


  12. Dani says:

    I’d like to visit Baku, it seems to me an amazinf city.I’m really curious to explore it.


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