Baku - need to know
Turkish Airlines (01 8447920; turkishairlines.com) flies from Dublin to Baku (via Istanbul) from €550 return. Once in Baku, walk in the city or keep an eye out for the official Eurovision London cabs.
Pocket-friendly: The teensy Caspian Hostel in the heart of the old town is really more of a homestay experience. At €15 per night, it also bucks Baku's trend of high-prices (hostelworld.com; 00994 50377 8444)
Break the budget: To life like the oil rich, try staying at Baku's new Four Seasons opening in June, located on the blingy Seaside Boulevard (fourseasons.com/baku; €150pps).
Mid-range: Noah's Ark, with all its wooden kitsch, is one of Baku's top crossing points. (00994 12437 3996; noahsark-hotel.com; €60pps).