Here are some pointers about living in the capital of Azerbaijan. It is a city of two million people beside the Caspian Sea. It has hot summers and cool winters but is windy all year. The city centre has many pubs; shopping centres and leisure facilities. If you have children avoid the British School in Baku like the plague. It is hugely over priced and offers a woeful education. It is extremely badly equipped and its health and safety is non existent. It has no British teachers and staff usually leave after a few months because they are so mistreated such as having their salaries cut by 20 per cent arbitrarily. There are many hard working, talented, trustworthy Azerbaijanis. Unfortunately the most mendacious people tend to get to the top through nepotism.