Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mud Volcanos?

Well Mud Volcano would be a bit of an overstatement but it is the first thing that came to mind. Anyway, i am almost hesitant to upload this considering some of the fairly critical comments i have gotten for other uploads (such as driving along in Afghanistan, sorry no bombs or anything) but hey.

Ok, this is an area near the capital city of Azerbaijan (Baku). There are no signs to it or anything so if you dont have an Azeri with you (or dont speak the language) then you are SOL trying to find it. Some of the mounds were not bubbling constantly (I timed one to be about every 7 minutes) so i didn't feel like waiting around for the "perfect shot" especially after i got this one. I had thought (for some reason) the mud would be hot but not even, it was actually cold. I was told that many Azeris come there to put the mud on thier skin (kind of like an open air spa... without the spa). That is about it, for those of you looking for dancing cats or bombs etc you might not want to wait for this video to load and keep browsing.