The Weirdest Places I’ve Been

Well it’s Sunday, and talked about my favourite cities and other places regularly, and I wanted something a bit different to write about, and then I thought – ‘weird’ – I must have travelled to some pretty weird destinations in my life. What did I find out there that left me feeling it was, well, …

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26 Photos of Ashgabat to BLOW your mind!

Hi all. Today I've pulled out some (26 in fact) photos I took in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, last year. You'll see statues of Turkmenbashi, the enigmatic leader who became President after independence, there's also the mosque he named after himself and indeed a giant stone statue of the book he wrote about Turkmen …

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What are Hotel Stays like in Turkmenistan?

Howdy all. I thought I would roll the two hotels I stayed at whilst in Turkmenistan into one post today. Because I thought it would make a more interesting post and give a small insight into travel in Turkmenistan, where you have little choice but to go on a tour where you are transported around …

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Foto Friday – Independence Park, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Hi all. I wanted to share this photo with you today from the Turkmen capital, Ashgabat. Independence Park is a large park filled with paths, lights, fountains and statues. From this angle though you see a bit of the city in the distance, a few apartment buildings, everything looks almost perfect in its way. And …

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