Three weeks ago I wrote a post (which I didn’t publish until my return as I didn’t want to cause any issues with me in the country) about my first 3 hours in the Baku, Azerbaijan. I’ve since returned after spending three weeks and thought I’d leave with my final impressions of the 1st European Games and what I thought of Baku.
I’ve posted this after my return from Azerbaijan, as I didn’t want any of the comments to lead to trouble while I was in the country.
I thought I would put down on paper my first impressions of Baku, Azerbaijan. Please bear in mind these are impressions after 2 hours of broken sleep on a plane and a broken night sleep the night before – so maybe this is what made them so exciting to me!
I’ve just spent the last 3 weeks staying at the Ramada Baku as part of my trip to the Baku 2015 European Games. Having stayed in one place for so long I’ve seen a lot about the hotel and its become like a home to me.
Having spent nearly 3 weeks in Baku, I managed to get a couple of spare days to go see the sights of the city. Here’s my highlights:
I’ve spent the last couple of weeks (from 10th to 29th June 2015) working for the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) as a statistician for the volleyball event at the 1st European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. I’ve got plenty of photos and I’ll release some extra posts on my return.
I’ve been employed to drive live statistics on the CEV website for all the games in the tournament as part of a team of 4 statisticians. Most days we’ve been doing 2 games per day and while I’ve seen a little of Baku, I’ve mostly seen the venue, our hotel and the bus ride between the two.