WHSmiths has opened

To much excitement by the British expats and gentle bemusement from the others. Which is typically how any shop from ‘home’ is greeted. The sign that WHSMiths is “opening soon” has been there since well before we arrived so most people had given up hope that it would open this year.

It only opened early this week and they are still sorting out the shelves but it is looking good so far, there is even a small coffee bar.

There is even a rumour that there will be English language magazines in the new year!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tracy
    Nov 23, 2014 @ 05:17:16

    Hi Esther,
    I’ve been following your blog for a couple of months as my husband has an offer of a position in Baku. We are an English family with 2 girls (ages 4 & 2) and currently living in North Dakota.
    I was wi dering if you would mind if I asked you a few questions about life there and how you are finding it? We need to make a final decision by next week and are struggling with it.
    Thanks in advance,
    Tracy

    Reply

    • Esther Haydock
      Nov 23, 2014 @ 06:23:21

      No problem, I will answer the questions as best I can. Which company are you coming out with as that makes a difference, we are with BP so I know most about that but cna ask around if I don’t know the answer.

      There is a good facebook group Baku Expat Community, where you can also post questions and get advise from a wider group of people.

      Reply

      • Tracy
        Nov 24, 2014 @ 05:08:19

        Thanks so much for that. Can I email you through here without it appearing as a comment for all to read?

  2. Natalia
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 12:53:13

    So, hows WHSmith? Lived up to your expectations? I understand it cant be as good as back home but still..

    Reply

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