The White City and Running Out of Cash – Peter

18th July 2015:  Our last stop in Turkmenistan was Ashgabat where we had to pick up our Iranian visas. Ashgabat is the capital of Turkmenistan and no expense has been spared to build a ‘Dubai’ of Central Asia. The buildings, parks and statues depicting scholars, poets and of course their first president are magnificent. The ...

There is Something About Mary – Peter 1

15th July 2015:  Our second night in Turkmenistan we stayed in Mary. Our hotel which was quite palatial was situated in the Government buildings sector on the outskirts of town. This new part of town is very modern with beautiful white marble government buildings. We were glad we had departed early that morning as temperatures ...

Turkmenistan – Mike 3

Turkmenistan - Mike
16th July 2015: Turkmenistan —- 15 & 16 July 2015 We crossed into Turkmenistan 3 days ago now. It was a hot slow process. As usual easy getting out of the last place and through into no mans land . Then you arrive at the border control for the new country and its hundreds of ...

The Silk Road – Peter 7

The Silk Road - Peter
15th July 2015:  This is the first time in 7 days that my IPad will link with the weak Wifi we find in the Stans. Since independent each of the stab countries have been on a race to rebuild their cities and culture building very modern towns and cities. As we have travelled south the ...
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