A land of huge desert waste but with a richness under the sand that allowed the former president to to build an amazing capital city like Ashgabat. Amazing to explore and far easier to get around with the new government’s reformed approach to tourism. Bellow some pictures of the capital, the Darvaza gas crater a natural gas crater that some how caught fire during Soviet times and has been burning for more than 20 years. The flying camels at the Sunday market just outside Ashgabat is not to be missed. We do some fantastic bush camps as we go through Turkmenistan.
We are Pete and Kirsten, and we are overland travel addicts. Having been lucky enough to work in the overland tour industry for many years including owning our own overland travel company, we are now heading off on independent overland adventures with our 2 kids. Read more
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