A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Baku, Azerbaijan
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I lived in Baku for 3 years in the late 90s, have visited since and still keep in touch with many Azeri friends. Even as a woman I never experienced people staring at me even though foreigners were far less common at that time. I found the people warm, friendly and incredibly well educated and cultured. As for expecting the average Azeri to speak English, I am dumbfounded! The country certainly has its problems - a legacy of neglect and economic decline from the days of the Soviet Union together with serious and pervasive corruption, but the people are incredibly resilient and I found much to admire there.
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I don't know who wrote this, but I have spent much time in Baku and the country of Azerbaijan, the people there have all been friendly, considerate and a pleasure to be around. I am in contact with my friends there and would not think twice if I had an opportunity to return. Yes it is expensive, but you make sure your contract covers your needs.
Apartments in Azerbaijan. If someone would like to rent we have many apartments in Baku. Fountain square area, Sahil subway area, Iceri weher area, 28 mall area, close to Boulevard and other area.