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Weirdistan

Weirdistan

Turkmenistan is by far the strangest country we’ve had the pleasure of visiting. Unfortunately we didn’t get the chance to see much of it as we were only granted a 5-day transit visa. Due to numerous Iranian visa delays we had to enter Turkmenistan in the...
Silk route culture

Silk route culture

  Fast facts Area 447,400sq mtrs Population 29.3million – the most populated of the Central Asian countries Capital Tashkent   John has decided he would like to have a say in the blog as well so his comments etc are in blue/italics and will probably be...
Totally Bonkers!

Totally Bonkers!

We have been really excited about visiting Turkmenistan,  on the crossing over the Turkish lorry drivers keep saying “Turkmenistan”  and then  pulling strange faces this doesn’t bode to well! But before we talk about our adventures  a little...

OEZBEKISTAN

NAAR OEZBEKISTAN Uiteindelijk hebben we dan alle visa binnen om voorlopig door te kunnen reizen: Oezbekistan, Turkmenistan en vervolgens Iran. We nemen afscheid van alle bekenden in het hostel in Bishkek en gaan eindelijk, eindelijk weer eens echt op pad. Uiteraard...

Turkmenistan

TURKMENISTAN We arrive in Turkmenistan, a country described by many as the “North Korea of Central Asia”.  As a traveller it is one of the most difficult countries to travel freely in; you either need a transit visa, or a tourist visa which requires you to have a...