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Summer gardens

I have mentioned many times here that we are blessed with rich and fertile land in Azerbaijan. This summer when I found myself in different gardens of Absheron and Sheki I took random pictures that I want to share with you. Hope you enjoy. 
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The Fairy Tale of KishThe Fairy Tale of Kish

You know how in In Bruges, the characters keep repeating in reference to the city, “It’s like a f—in’ fairytale or something.”. That’s exactly how I felt when I went to this monastery in the tiny Azerbaijani village of Kish.
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Just Back From: AzerbaijanJust Back From: Azerbaijan

We usually run into Meredith Whittaker, program manager at Google Research, when she is headed to the airport, just coming from the airport, or preparing for/recovering from a string of business trips (a recent one went something like: India, Tibet, Burma, Paris, NY). 
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View of XinaliqKhinaliq. An ancient village in the Caucasus

We finally managed to leave Baku and headed north on a bus to the town of Quba (pronounced Guba). This took us through the usual scrubby and rather dismal desert that surrounds Baku and into a higher, lusher area which is famous for its apples and carpets. 
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Lahic

Scenes Around Lahic

Lahic has established itself as an historic district. Nothing can be built that is not of traditional construction. Because of the frequent earthquakes, there is always much that needs to be constructed. 
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Baku beyond

Baku beyond

We arrived in Baku, the capital, which is on the west coast of the Caspian Sea, across which is Turkmenistan, to the south is Iran and the north is Russia and Dagestan. Baku is a city rich in oil, the proceeds of which are obvious around the city, infact it has the poshest Debenham's I've ever seen. 
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Traveling as a Video Host for Free Global Education Resources

Teaching Traveling: Ever imagined a career traveling around the world as an on-camera host for an educational video curriculum about global education? Meet Katherine Lonsdorf.
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