Liya Miriyeva is a tour guide in Azerbaijan

Salam! Hello! Welcome to Baku! My name is Liya and I am a local tour guide in Baku, Azerbaijan.

I was born in Baku and spent here my very best years. I am a real local, I love to walk around and discover my city since I was a teenager. I lived in different Baku neighborhoods and it enriched my knowledge and personal connection with this beautiful city.

As a local, I want to share with my guests the real 'for locals' Baku. I will gladly open all its hidden corners and show the most beautiful places, villages, strict green mountains with snow-capped peaks, Caspian Sea, treat you a real Azerbaijani tea with traditional sweets and unusual kinds of jam (olive, tangerine, pomegranate, watermelon and even eggplant jam). I also will take you to local cafes that tourists have not yet occupied and where you can taste delicious Azerbaijani dishes (dolma, pilaf, kutab, levengi, etc.). To be exact, I like to create unique tours and visit places which other travel agencies don't visit. As an experienced traveler I appreciate how important a guide can be for enhancing a visitor's experience. Getting to know a new place with a local makes all the difference. My aim is to make you discover Baku not as a tourist but as a local. The tours I design are specifically for travelers who seek an authentic experience of Baku. You will walk streets where locals walk. I will tell you about our culture, history and customs.

Believe me, the tour together with an experienced guide is quite another. If the guide knows his country well, and at the same time he tells inspiringly, artistically and, sometimes, with a sense of humor fascinating stories, infecting tourists with interest and even love of sights, then you will get a lot of positive emotions and a real tour!

My suggestion on having a good time in Baku:

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- Spend your first day in Baku exploring Old City (Icheri Sheher) and its surroundings

- Visiting Carpet Museum and Heydar Aliyev Centre is mandatory!

- Want something different? Visit fairy mountain Yanardaq and mud volcanoes.

I offer a wide variety of tours in and around Baku. I do walking, driving and combination walking/driving tours. My vehicle is a business class Nissan Sunny, 2012 model year. I'm passionate about the history, the traditions, the food, nature observation, Azerbaijan politics and the social dynamics. Azerbaijan is a complex country, that's true.

My basic tour is an introductory / full day walking tour in old and modern Baku around hidden streets and its diverse neighborhoods. Beside tours in Baku I offer a full day tour outside of Baku. Countryside tours are totally my favorite! This is an epic full day tour, where we visit unique places and do some interesting things like baking your own bread in tendir, the special stove from clay.

I have an interpreter as well as law background and do manage a consulting business when not on tour. For business elite representatives who come to Azerbaijan for business purposes, my consulting company shall provide professional support at business meetings, exhibitions and conferences, organization of conferences, business meetings, interpreting, translation. I also may provide legal and business outsourcing services.

Apart from living in Baku, I have spent a few years living abroad (Canada, Russia, Turkey) and really like meeting guests from all around the world. I have traveled around many countries and know exactly what's the key to having a good time in a foreign country, and what you need in an unfamiliar city: walk a little, have some fun, learn brief history lessons, take nice photos, do pit-stops for coffee and lunch, share great stories, smile and enjoy! And as a local, I do know places for all of that!

I look forward to meeting you and share my appreciation of my amazing home town and my beautiful country.

Welcome to Azerbaijan and I will see you very soon!

It is impossible to leave indifferent from Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan falls in love with itself at first sight!

I will be glad to share this love with you!

CREDENTIALS

I have a Master's degree in History from Baku State University as well as the Bachelor Degree in regional studies from the Institute of Foreign Languages.

I lived in Toronto for a while, where I studied Business English, so you can expect normal conversational English from my side.

I have had a driver's license since 2000 and for countryside tours I drive my own business class Nissan Sunny, which accommodates up to four guests.

Certificate of Hands on Tourist Guiding course.

Дорогие друзья! Добро пожаловать в Азербайджан, эту удивительную, гостеприимную, безумно красивую страну! Я с большим удовольствием открою Вам все ее потайные уголки, покажу самые красивые города, деревни, бескрайние виноградники, строгие зеленые горы с заснеженными вершинами, лазурное Каспийское море, угощу настоящим азербайджанским чаем с традиционными сладостями и необычными видами варенья (оливковое, мандариновое, гранатовое, арбузное и даже баклажанное варенье) и отведу в места, которые еще не оккупировали туристы и где готовят вкуснейшие азербайджанские блюда (долма, плов, кутабы, левенги и еще множество других блюд); Если Вы путешествуете индивидуально или с группой – помогу составить маршрут лично для Вас, посоветую и подберу отели и транспорт, встречу в аэропорту, организую трансфер, бронирование билетов, отеля, апартаментов. В случае сотрудничества на срок более четырех дней, апартаменты для проживания предоставляются бесплатно. Имеется в наличии комфортабельный автомобиль. Поверьте, экскурсия вместе с опытным гидом это совсем другое. Если гид хорошо знает свою страну и в, то же время он рассказывает вдохновенно, артистично и иногда с чувством юмора увлекательные истории, заражая при этом туристов, интересом и даже любовью к достопримечательностям, если Вам преподнесут интересную, уникальную и достоверную информацию, то, что не всегда найдешь в интернете, то тогда Вы получите массу положительных эмоций и настоящую экскурсию! Для представителей деловой элиты, приезжающей в Азербайджан в бизнес целях, моя консалтинг компания обеспечит профессиональное сопровождение на деловых встречах, выставках и конференциях, организацию конференций, деловых встреч, устный перевод, письменный перевод. Будучи дипломированным юристом, предоставляю также услуги юридического и бизнес аутсорсинга. Приезжайте! Из Азербайджана невозможно уехать равнодушным. Азербайджан влюбляет в себя с первого взгляда! Буду рада разделить эту любовь с Вами

Languages English, Russian, Turkish
Currencies United States dollar (USD), Euro (EUR)

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