Podcast #086: Two Days in Azerbaijan

The rounded mound on top of a small hill. On it is a pool of grey, bubbling. mud. The landscape below in the background is quite flat and desolate.

Welcome to Episode 086 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast.

So, as you know, I’ve recently been away for two weeks, ostensibly to attend the Traverse Travel Blogger Conference, which this year took place in Tbilisi, in Georgia. I’ve never been to that party of the world, and it’d always been on my list.

I clearly went at the wrong time of year, but that’s just what happens sometimes.

This is going to be the first of a couple of pods about the trip, and concentrates mainly on talking about the conference itself, the background to why I went, and on my first couple of days travelling, mostly spent in Azerbaijan.

Topics discussed in this episode are:

  • I’m not running at the moment
  • The Traverse Blogger Conference
  • Niching out my website
  • Background to my journey
  • 4 flights and 5 airports
  • One day in Baku
  • Mud volcanoes
  • Ancient and mediaeval rock art
  • Fire Temples and Fire Mountains
  • Impressions of Azerbaijan, including money, language, and queerness

You can listen via the feed above, or via Spotify, or on your podcast app of choice. Let me know if it isn’t, by the way, and I’ll see what I can do. A PDF transcript of this episode will be available later – it is delayed due to logistical reasons.

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