Day in Seki, Azerbaijan
Been a rather uneventful day as Seki is small and probably only worth an afternoon of one’s time. I planned to see a nearby village but was a bit tired after wandering the bazaar this morning and skipped it. Hope to do more in Zaqatala.
Here are a few quick thoughts on Azerbaijan:
Since the fall of the USSR, so much of the world has tried to copy the west since we’re the most successful yet as could be expected, it always turns out to be a poor twisted imitation whether it be in design, fashion, behavior, business etc. It’s like a parallel universe where the cheap and tasteless are elevated to the mainstream. Imagine if the working class ran the country with plastic covered furniture, gaudy jewelry, horrid decoration and more. That’s what Azerbaijan is like. It’s truly bizarre.
Similar to Turkey, almost every male walks around in a cheap suit, even children. They top it with patent leather shoes whose toes are so long they look like clown shoes. It’s the national uniform. Women walk around in tacky high heels with a painful fashion sense. The third world is mind boggling.
One more full day of Azerbaijan tomorrow.