Hotel Gara Altyn

Novofiryuzinskoe shosse , Ashgabat, Turkmenistan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ashgabat

Camping by gas crater - mad dogs & Englishmen

A travel blog entry by agbucks on Aug 08, 2014

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... br> *We drive around the surreal world of Ashgabat's south side, Berzengi. This is the brave new world of wide boulevards, white marble buildings, fountains and parks. Apart from rush hour in the morning and evening it is void of traffic or pedestrians. It is the location of government buildings, hotels & embassies. If you have found it expensive to fit your bathrooms in white marble, the development in Ashgabat is to blame. It is in the Guinness Book of Records as being the ...

Its life Dom, just not as we know it

A travel blog entry by yakking_mad on Jul 31, 2014

... of the above parts which looked all the same to us but our hosts took care to identify each part, I'm not sure whether we wanted to know or not. Prior to setting off on the Rally we had spoken to a number of people on the subject of odd foods, and whether as on the 'Long Way Round' we would be offered such peculiarlarities as bull testicles or eyeballs. So it was, not two weeks out of London, sat on an exquisite rug on a hillside in Iran we were offered the ...

The White City

A travel blog entry by ahartry on May 24, 2014

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... and tape, even car tires. They had to weigh their loads then have them scanned. Eventually, we were pulled aside and pushed to the head of a line because we did not have large loads.

Fortunately, our guide was waiting for us, and we piled in the van and headed for the hotel. The streets of the city are broad and clean, the traffic relatively calm, thanks to the policemen with the giant brimmed hats. Most buildings on the our route were of old Soviet bones, ...

The next long leg of the journey

A travel blog entry by ahartry on May 23, 2014

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... pass for Ashgabat. I then just started to wander, but when I saw the Turkish Airline lounge, it occurred to me that I am Star Alliance Gold and could probably get in. It was where I told Pas I would meet him, too. So I walked that way – a long walk, and, as I neared the entrance, I saw Keegan … and Paul, and Kyla, and Sue! They were all having coffee at Starbucks. We decided to try to go in, since I could probably take a ...

Turkmenistan... it only deserves one entry

A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann on May 22, 2014

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... and yet he said nothing to us... he also didn't seem to want to help or join in when the truck got stuck after he took into the desert for a camp. He was therefore quite unpopular and was not really spoken to. When people spoke to him they were given the government line about stats, i.e. There is a 100% literacy and employment... other subjects like history of Turkmenistan were off limits, unless you wanted hear about Turkmenbashi, the dictator who ruled for 20 or so years ...


This hotel, located on Novofiryuzinskoe shosse , Ashgabat, is near Ancient Merv and Turkmen Akhalteke Horse Trekkings.
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