Turkmenistan – The FULL Story Part Two – Ashgabat, Merw and Mary

Howdy all! Yes, it’s back to Turkmenistan today for some of the world’s most interesting and different travel sites as I explore this bizarre and draw-dropping destination. Last week I presented the fist part – here >>> Turkmenistan – A 5-Day Tour Part One – and today I will conclude this amazing adventure, hard to …

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Turkmenistan 5-Day Tour – The FULL STORY (Part One)

Howdy all. I have planned to write a detailed dissection of my tour through Turkmenistan last year, a country which is a hell of a destination, and one that is generally off the traditional and well-worn ‘travel map’ as it were. And today is the day! I wind the clock back nine months (with 2020 …

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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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Camping Out at the Burning Darvaza Gas Crater

This world is full of many a strange mystery. The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia, the Salt Plains in Bolivia, caves, ancient ruins, but one of Central Asia’s main mysteries was formed by accident when drilling and looking for natural gas, which is actually quite abundant in the region and brings in the money for the …

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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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