Category Archives: Turkmenistan

My Silk Road Adventure Ends

Arriving in Istanbul represented the end of my Silk Road adventure and it was an incredibly emotional experience for so many reasons. I first travelled to Istanbul ten years beforehand when it was my first time in the Middle East. That was an overwhelming visit where I was mesmerised by the incredible history and architecture of

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Turkmenistan: A Destination Guide

The deserts lands of Turkmenistan is one of the most off-the-beaten path destinations in the world. In fact Turkmenistan is the seventh least visited countries in the world! Turkmenistan is notorious for once being ruled by one of the most eccentric and bizarre dictators the world has ever seen. It’s capital is full of gleaming

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Border Crossing into Iran from Turkmenistan

It was time to leave the strange and bizarre city of Ashgabat and time for my last border crossing in Central Asia. I was leaving behind one of the least visited regions in the world. A region full of domineering and beautiful mountains, endless deserts, stunning blue-tiled buildings, exotic and colourful markets, and a wonderfully

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Border Crossing Into Turkmenistan and On To Ancient Merv

It was the morning of my border crossing into Turkmenistan, the last ‘stan’ of my Silk Road travels. I was leaving the dazzling blue tiled cities of Uzbekistan behind to head to the land of dictators, bizarre architecture, and one of the strangest countries in the world! My guesthouse in Bukhara had arranged a taxi

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