Baku recce trip – part 1

We are due to move to Baku in January 2014 so we have come over to Baku for a recce (short for reconnaissance) trip. We lived in Baku from 2003-2006 so it has been very interesting to see how much has changed and what has stayed the same. Lots of new buildings and the infrastructure seems improved but the traffic is as manic as ever.

So far we have looked round the old city, the school and the medical facilities. All looks very good, the fantastic weather certainly helps!

The International School of Azerbaijan, TISA, is an IB school following the primary years program, which is the same as in Korea, so the transition should be smooth and we all like this style of teaching. The year numbering had me confused for a while, Katrine will be going into P7 and Gregor into P5, two numbers higher than their years in England.

The houses are next to the school in Stonepay, or Royal Park – which is the name on the entrance but no-one calls it that. They seem good, spacious 4 bedroom houses, if a bit crammed in. The major problem is that there might be a waiting list up to 9 months, but you won’t know if there is a wait until you actually get into country.

I forgot to take my camera with me, so no photos of the school or houses. But I did get plenty of photos of the old city and on our city tour.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandra
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 01:11:27

    Hi Esther! You’ll have to look up Chris once you all get settled back in Baku. He’ll be back to work there sometime in the middle of February. I’m also thinking of going for a visit in September, so maybe we’ll get a chance to meet yet.


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