Tasting Turkmenistan

What can you expect travelling in Turkmenistan as far as food is concerned? Well, it’s still Central Asia and so the staples that are popular elsewhere in the region are as always easy enough to find. If you fancy plov, shashlik or some sort of dumplings, you’ll be well looked after in Turkmenistan. Here’s a rough summary for you of the places I ate at and the things I ate.

City Rumble – Ashgabat Versus Dushanbe

In the red corner, the capital of Turkmenistan. The streets are wide and the buildings are blindingly white, we have Ashgabat as our first destination city. In the blue corner, the leafier capital of almost neighbouring but not quite because of Uzbekistan, where the influence of Russian culture has not been forgotten, and where building and building continues at pace, we have Dushanbe! But if you were to travel to Central Asia, which one would I recommend? Let’s pit them against each other and find out!

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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