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Ahoy, matey!

Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | Views [694]

March 31: Turkmenbashi Seaport I went to the seaport in the morning and promptly had a visa-expiration scare when the guards told me that bad weather on the Caspian meant that there would be no ferries for an unknown length of time. They motioned ... Read more >

A little more room to breathe

Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | Views [664]

March 29: Around Ashgabat I spent a few much-needed hours outs ide of Ashgabat, tour ing the sights such as the Kopet Dag mountains on the border with Iran (SO tempted to make a run for it!), Goek-Depe, where thousands of Turkmen died in a last-... Read more >

Megalomania at its best (worst)

Sunday, 26 Apr 2009 | Views [1934]

March 28: Ashgabat Upon arrival in Ashgabat, another friend-of-a-friend met me and helped me find a hostel, after insisting that I had no interest in dropping 50 bucks a night on a decrepit hotel (I have a strong distaste towards spending money ... Read more >

To Hell and back

Saturday, 25 Apr 2009 | Views [5196]

March 27-28: Darvaza Gas Crater Conveniently enough, a relative of the friend-of-friend was a taxi driver and agreed to take me to the Darvaza Gas Crater that night, one of the most random and isolated destinations on my itinerary and a definite ... Read more >

Welcome to the weirdest country on Earth

Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | Views [3680]

March 27: Urgench to Dashogus I crossed the border into Turkmenistan, “the North Korea of Central Asia” (according to Lonely Planet), and started the 5-day clock on my transit visa (yes, I had a few “24”-style tick-tocks in my head along the way, ... Read more >

Gallery: Turkmenistan

Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

Includes: Darvaza Gas Crater, Ashgabat & Area (in all it's effed-up glory), drive out west to Turkmenbashi port
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