Ukraine tourist on Azerbaijan: friendly, helpful people, great food
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 17
By Anahanum Idayatova – Trend:
Irina Kostyuchek, a tourist who arrived in Azerbaijan from Kyiv, Ukraine, to watch the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe, told Trend June 17 that Baku is a very beautiful city, and she got a great experience from visiting it.
“The people here are friendly and helpful,” Kostyuchek said. “My friends and I have already tried Azerbaijani cuisine.You have a very tasty cuisine. We plan to go to beaches, cycle along the boulevard. We think we’ll visit Baku again soon.”
Azerbaijan is hosting the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe for the first time June 17 – June 19. The Baku circuit, which is slightly over 6 kilometers, will have the racers to go 51 laps. Overall, 11 teams, each with two drivers, will compete in the race.
The race layout incorporates the medieval walls of the old city (Icheri Sheher) and a long high-speed blast along the shores of the Caspian Sea. The maximum estimated speed at the race is 340 km/h.
GP2 first race, Formula 1 third practice session and Formula 1 qualifying will be held on the second day of the races on June 18, while the GP2 second race and 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe will be held on the last day of the races, June 19.
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