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... base of a hill was inadvertently set alight by a farmer's cigarette in the 1950s and has been burning ever since. A truly surreal place that inspired another scene in "The World is Not Enough", visitors are able to walk right up to the flames which are burning at a searing temperature. In the winter when the surrounding area is covered in snow, flaming mountain remains clear.
The following day we awoke to terrible weather so stuck to indoor mainly indoor ...
... Gul cargo ship was our mode of transport across the Caspian Sea. A big ugly lookin yoke....but we all had cabins and the trip was quite pleasant. When I say pleasant, I basically mean what happened was, that we got on the boat, got drunk, celebrated Georges birthday and we all fell into bed. George reckoned that it was quite a special birthday....not many can say that they spent a birthday on a cargo ship going across the Caspian Sea !!!!
Next stop ...... Turkmenistan !!!
... died and didn't really get an answer as to why women weren't allowed to die in the temple if the men could. There was another room that was supposed to be a hospital and it had a window from which the sick people could see the flame in the main structure. i don't know that I got much of a sense of the religion from this place. Oh, yes, Ramisa did mention the animal sacrifices that would be made here. Some elements of the religion seem to still appear among ...
... but already having opened the drink! The owner of the shop, who was the only person with a hint of English, and who had been my main translator was so enthralled that I had come from London that he said I could have the drinks for no charge as he had no credit card machine. Fortunately, when the petrol station manager arrived and dusted off a dinosaur of a credit card machine he withdrew 15 Menats worth from my card, but when they then filled the tank it only came to 10 Menats. ...
... Except where he has put his glasses,phone,satnav,pocket microwave etc.
By the way any typos discovered in our reports are entirely the fault of the computer which has unpredictive texting as standard and has a built in time delay on vowels in preference to continents.I know,I know
Anyway today is day 19 and there are reasons to be cheerful....for the moment.
Wait on for the next lines in our bathetic tale.It probably means more to me than to you.