Ak Altin Plaza Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAk Altin Plaza Hotel Ashgabat
Somewhat dated, but nicely kept up. Although no fault (so to speak) of the hotel, there was some swaying when a reported 4.0 on the Richter Scale rolled thru.
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With limited time (and fee for use internet), I haven't been keeping up with my blog - my apologies, so currently I am writing this from memory while I sit in Khiva, Uzbekistan enjoying some afternoon down time.
After an early evening flight from Mary to Ashgabat we were met at the airport by our guide Tatyana a lovely lady of obvious …
After our shaky introduction to Ashgabat, we were pleased when Tatyana informed us
that she had arranged for us to visit the bazaar, the largest market in Turkmenistan. She noted that because it was Sunday we would be able to visit the animal market which only operates on Sunday and the traditional craft market. There is plenty of market to see …
Sunny and warm
09.30 The five Brits (Clare, Edgar, Peter, John O and myself) spent the morning going to and from the hotel to the Iranian Consulate with Mick and the head of the local agency to get our finger-prints taken in order to get an Iranian visa. Went when it opened and then told to return at midday before the Consulate closed for …
Cold start but then sunny and warm.
Went by coach to the Tolkuchka Bazaar in the morning. There was a traditional Sunday Animal Market with camels, cattle and sheep but not as good as in Kashgar. There were about 2000 units selling everything. The bazaar had been relocated on the outskirts of town in 2010 to become more like an out-of- …
Sunny and warm.
Continued travelling south on a good road through the dunes of the Karakum Desert. Camels crossing the road in places.
Arrived at Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, and stayed at the Ak-Altyn Hotel which also housed the offices of the British and German Embassies.
Joined the vegetarians for a …