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48 - The ancient civilisation of Merv

Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | Views [457]

The visit to Merv really began with the National Museum tour at Ashgabat where many of the artifacts found at Merv are kept.  The ruins themselves are about 30 mins drive away from Mary.    They were discovered in the 1970s when a ... Read more >

47 - From Ashgabat to Merv (from new to old) or so I thought...

Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | Views [685]

From Ashgabat, there is a 6 hour odd drive to Mary, the nearest city to the ancient ruins of Merv, my next destination.  Merv is my main reason for visiting Turkmenistan.   Merv was an important crossroads between China and the West on ... Read more >

46 - Ashgabat - Ken and Barbie and Big Brother

Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | Views [835]

Landed in Ashgabat past midnight last night after 20 hours of travel, with stopovers in Beijing and Urumqi (and had to take out my luggage and re-check in at each leg... though that meant some certainty that my luggage would reach the next destination, ... Read more >



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