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Experience in Baku, Azerbaijan by Farid

Published by Farid Jafarlee — 2 months ago

0 Tags: Erasmus experiences Baku, Baku, Azerbaijan

What is it like to live in Baku? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

Baku is famous with its modern buildings rather than old ones but you can see the harmony of old and modern ones together that makes Baku attractive but there is no intensive silence due to population of Baku which is more than 2 mln (total Azerbaijan population - 10 mln)

What is the student lifestyle like in Baku?

In compared of european cities, Baku is really cheaper. Also, night landscape of Baku is unique. For students, cost of living cannot be high. Also, transportation cost is so low(0.2 usd)

How much does it cost to live in Baku?

It depends on spending but excluding the rent, you can survive with 150 euro

Is it difficult to find accommodation in Baku? Is there any advice you can give?

There are some difficulties to find people who speak English because only a few of people can. (I can help those who would like)

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

Azerbaijan culinary is somehow similar to Turkish culinary. There are "dolma" kinds that I like each of them so much. Also, there are several kinds of soups that Azerbaijan has gotten master chef in this over the world. One of the thing that I am crazy about Azerbaijan is its culinary however finding pork is tough in Azerbaijan because of Islamic culture

What places would you recommend visiting in Baku?

Targovu, Seaside boulvard, Heydar Aliyev Center, old Shirvanshahlar Palace, Old city and etc

Is it good to eat out in Baku? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

In Baku, restaurant prices are cheaper in compared of other European countries. Because of lower wages, cost of living is lower as well. There are lots of spots but I prefer restaurants in malls. It varies

Is the nightlife good in Baku? Where is good to go?

Baku is not highly recommended for parties but if you mean night walking, seaside boulvard and targovu are most favorite ones. You can see waves of caspian sea while observing the magnificent night view of Baku

What advice would you give future students heading to Baku?

Do not trust to everyone.
Try to allow a guider.
You can survive with Turkish and Russian languages. Most of people can speak. For english language, try to ask younger generation

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