Ceyranbatan Travel Blog› entry 5 of 26 › view all entries
Iâ€™ve been living with my host family for about a week now. I am slowly gaining a sense of where I am and where things around me are. The main city around here is Sumgayit, which is famous for being on the list of top 10 most polluted cities [link]. I am in Ceranbatan, which is about 20 minutes south of Sumgayit and about 45 minutes north of the outskirts of Baku. It costs around 20 cents to get to Sumgayit from here and about 50 cents to get to Baku from here. Luckily the house I am living in is right on the main road between the two cities, so I have quite a bit of access if I ever needed it. It is actually very easy to get from city to city here.
This little suburb is actually very interesting.
Right now, Iâ€™m updating this post from a faster internet cafÐ¹ in Sumgayit.
Life around here is different than Iâ€™m used to, and because of that it is very interesting. At least in this little community (perhaps not in the entire culture), there is a very present street culture. In the morning, afternoon and evening there is a sizeable amount of people out on the streets. Sometimes they are going places, a lot of times the older members of the community and teenagers alike are outside just sitting.
I am getting along very well here.