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Living in Baku, Azerbaijan:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Baku, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked six people living in Baku what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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When moving to Baku, one must know the importance of culture. The city is bursting with historic buildings and monuments, and customs all foreigners are expected to know. We value manners and discipline, and above all we appreciate a good cup of tea. Anybody moving here will, no doubt, enjoy their time and make friends with a good number of locals.

Nurlan, says: 2020

Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan. It is the city of winds and the winds howl at night. People of Baku are hospitable and very welcoming. One can experience extreme cold and chilly winter here and extreme rough and humid summer. Some of the famous cuisines in Baku are Doner and Marci.

Nurlan, says: 2020

Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan, in Caucasia. It can seem like a wonderful city with beautiful culture and amazing opportunities for visitors, but unfortunately, it is not true. While the magnificence of Baku is undeniable, the same cannot be applied to its citizens. This city is full of people trying to bring down people who are succeeding. They are stuck with their old fashioned traditions, trying to justify sexism, homophobia, racism beneath their mentalities. I can advise, don’t consider moving to this city if you want to have freedom.

Javahir, says: 2020

Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, is the city of winds. Before travelling here, one should dress according to the weather. Tourists can explore both modern and ancient parts of the city. Citizens mostly communicate in Azerbaijani and Russian languages. It is possible to explore the most famous and historical places in just a day.

Javahir, says: 2020

Baku is on the shores of the Caspian Sea and has a beautiful view. This city has traces of the past. On the one hand, the cores of the cool Caspian Sea, on the other hand, the gates of the ancient castle add even more beauty to the city. Anyone who comes to the city must visit the magnificent architectural monuments such as the Old City, the Maiden’s Tower, the Boulevard.

Baku is known as the city of winds. Therefore, a person moving to Baku can expect the weather to be quite gusty and at times, unpredictable too. It can be quite hard to adapt to for someone who is not used to erratic weather. However, I think that the weather is to be cherished as one of the interesting quirks of the city.

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