Three Weeks in Central Asia (Part 13): Turkmenistan – A City of White

A city that knows what it likes – white and gold. Ashgabat. Turkmenistan’s capital and largest city has a reputation of being strange and deserted, and it definitely was. A sea of white, grand buildings dominate the urban landscape of Ashgabat and while there were people on the streets, its emptiness was extremely noticeable. After…… Continue reading Three Weeks in Central Asia (Part 13): Turkmenistan – A City of White

Three Weeks in Central Asia (Part 12): Turkmenistan – The Journey to the Gates of Hell…

Turkmenistan’s landscape is dominated by deserts. The fifth and final Stan of my trip through Central Asia was Turkmenistan. Notoriously known as being closed, reclusive and politically isolated, there was a sense of accomplishment as my passport got stamped with a Turkmen entry stamp. The country is the eleventh least visited nation in the world,…… Continue reading Three Weeks in Central Asia (Part 12): Turkmenistan – The Journey to the Gates of Hell…