Hotel Gara Altyn

Novofiryuzinskoe shosse , Ashgabat, Turkmenistan | Hotel

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The White City

A travel blog entry by ahartry


... 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


... 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


... 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 ...

Bureaucracy in Disneyland

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant


... in 2006 and his successor is continuing in the same vane, currently it is all sports venues for the 2017 Asian Games. Outside Ashgabat everything is pretty shabby but they are rebuilding the roads. Firstly, around Ashgabat....the rest badly need doing. We visit the bazaar, which has been redeveloped, in white, a huge place camel market, carpet shops, scarves etc., unfortunately except for ...

City of Marble

A travel blog entry by marqual


... Monument to the Independence of Turkmenistan. This one is shaped like a toilet plunger and is surrounded by statues of famous Turkmens.

The architects of this city are certainly creative. Buildings here include a hotel in the shape of an oil drop, a skyscraper with a giant globe coming out of the top floor. Buildings shaped like the 8 point star which is the national symbol of Turkmenistan. But my favorite was a building in the medical part ...


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