Photos from the fruit & veg market

i took these a while ago but forgot to pop them on here. There is a large (well huge would probably be a better word) bazaar called Sederak, which sells everything (more about this later) and there is small corner for fruit and veg. This is very much for bulk buying but there are some stalls and shops that will sell smaller quantities. It is very seasonal – if it is in season then there will be lots of it, if not then nothing.

Baku recce trip – part 2

Today is our last day in Baku and we are getting the flight back home tonight. The flight leaves at 8.15 tonight and gets into Heathrow at 10.15, UK time (2.15am Baku time). So, is it better to keep the kids awake on the flight to try to get them to sleep?

Yesterday we had our host family tour, with a very helpful lady. She showed us around the new supermarket Bizar Store, which was called Ramstore when I was last here, but there are a lot more stores now in the new shopping malls. Seemed to have most foods that we need, but I’m sure once we move here we will find essentials that are hard to find.

We then moved on to the fruit and veg market, we went to Taza Bazaar, where there is a huge range of seasonal fruit and veg, as well as nuts, seeds and spices. Cleanliness isn’t high so best to wash everything carefully.

I ordered 4 satsumas, (about all the Azeri I can remember!) and Gregor asked for a couple of apples. We also brought a big bag of pomegranate seeds, after a discussion that I really didn’t need 1/2 kg of them, for 20qapik – about 18p. When food is in season it can be very cheep and plentiful.

We were planning in going up the fernicular today but the wind has picked up and after a walk into town we have come back to the hotel and have a chilled out afternoon – everyone is pretty tired after a busy week. We are watching The Dog Whisperer on Animal Planet (it is in English) and I have time to write this.