I had stayed in a pensionat right on the Caspian Sea beach, and it had turned out to be awesome:
The people were friendly, the rooms were simple and sort of clean, there was a bit of green between them and the beach, and there were little kitten to play with. The whole place was so awesome in fact that I seriously deliberated staying there for another day.
But then, for reasons that arose purely from my intuition, I didn’t. I left. And as I did, I noticed that the sky was getting darker and darker:
Maybe I had made a mistake?
Either way, the country road seemed pretty nice for now:
I found a pier:
Remember that day in May when I saw the Caspian Sea for the first time? There had been a pier there as well. Only this one was bigger, and there was a surprise right next to it:
I loved the shit out of it. All of it. It was just too awesome:
Then I got back on my way. Bought some water in this store where I was advised to try an energy drink called Hell instead:
Meanwhile, the sky kept getting darker and darker:
These two dudes gave me a few pears from their pear tree:
And I kept noticing these big houses on the way:
People told me they belonged to rich people from Baku or to locals who had moved abroad and only came back for the holidays.
I saw my first presidential billboard:
The current President was the former President’s son, and the current Vice President was the wife of the current President.
It started raining:
And then it started really coming down:
I hated it, but what could I do? Right. I just kept on walking, hoping to find a guesthouse in the city of Lankaran.
On the way there, I crossed a park. It was dedicated to the former President, and there was a statue of him that seemed fairly new:
360 degree video: