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The "Peaceful 'Stans"

Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | Views [317]

WE HAVE BEEN IN CENTRAL ASIA FOR SEVEN WEEKS and have visited five countries familiar to travelers on the Silk Route but very much off the modern tourist trail —   former Soviet republics whose names may reflect their ethnic populations but ... Read more >

World Heritage Sites of Gonur and Merv

Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | Views [509]

KSENIA’S ENTHUSIASM — AS A GUIDE, A WANNABE ARCHEOLOGIST and as a Turkmen —  is almost palpable.  At 25 she has been guiding for little more than a year and what she lacks in experience she more than made up for by her childlike ... Read more >

Kunya Urgensh and the Darwaza Gas Crater

Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | Views [756]

TURKMENISTAN'S SIZE IS MADE UP FOR BY ITS DESOLATION.  Eighty percent of the country is desert and outside of Ashgebad the roads are terrible, relics of Soviet times.  Elena accompanied us to the airport and all the way to Dashguz where Roman ... Read more >


Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | Views [296]

ALLAH WAS WILLING.  ELENA, THE GUIDE, AND DRIVER MISHA were waiting when we arrived in Ashgebad and whisked us off to tour Ashgebad.  We had a full day ahead despite our 5 AM wakeup.  Most of Ashgebad is only three years old and Turkmenistan ... Read more >

Adventures in Flight

Sunday, 12 Apr 2015 | Views [239]

NOT ONLY CAN’T YOU GET THERE (ASHGEBAD) FROM HERE (Dushanbe), you can only get there from anywhere on certain days.  Lately we have been returning to Bishket to make connections but for Turkmenistan we have to go all the way back to Almaty ... Read more >

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