A bit delayed in getting this video uploaded – sorry.
I picked a pretty direct route to get to the capital of Azerbaijan from Georgia, which meant the majority of the 5 days I spent on the same road. Temperatures soared and I hadn’t realised it had got to around 36degC which is probably why I wasn’t feeling too great at points – lesson learnt for the future.
I can’t give the people of Azerbaijan enough praise. The constant waves and well wishers continued all the way into the capital, and peaked when a white catering van pulled up beside me and asked if I wanted some food. 10 seconds later I had a feast in my hand and the man was gone! I didn’t bond with the Georgians, so it has been a great change of scene.
I landed safely in London on Sunday evening and I dropped my passport and paperwork off at the Chinese visa centre today. If all goes well, I’ll collect it on Thursday. The waiting game…..