Hotel Gara Altyn

Address: Novofiryuzinskoe shosse , Ashgabat, Turkmenistan | Hotel
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Location

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

    Ashqabat - the empty city

    A travel blog entry by redheadpeter on Oct 03, 2014

    1 comment, 9 photos

    ... air conditioned I think) but not many people on buses either. My guide (whose name is Serdar, by the way) tells me everyone drives to work - but where are the car parks (underground?)

    There are lots and lots of statues of presidents. The first president (who renamed himself Turkmenbashi and even had one statue of himself built that rotated so he always faced the sun!). And the new president wasn't happy with the old presidential palace so turned that into a ...

    Spectacular and Surreal

    A travel blog entry by turas on Sep 10, 2014

    12 photos

    ... situation here, I insisted we do so as Gaeilge, having read about the probability of bugging.
    As twilight fell on Ashgabat, unexpectedly guide-free (a liberty I did not foresee), we ambled across the road to a restaurant; for the first time since our departure, a titanic struggle ensued as we attempted to make ourselves understood; there was virtually no mutual vocabulary. The results were surprisingly passable. The night continued to accentuate ...

    One Big Melon Party

    A travel blog entry by agbucks on Aug 09, 2014

    2 comments, 9 photos

    ... much smaller scale than Ashgabat. It does however have a racecourse and impressively large spectator stadium. The horses traditionally bred by the Turkmenis are famous throughout the world. Indeed our Queen has been given one by the Government of Turkmenistan. Some tourists come here specifically to ride these special horses.

    *Inevitably our arrival at the border coincides with lunch hour at 1 p.m. There should be no border crossings for about an hour. Imagine ...

    Camping by gas crater - mad dogs & Englishmen

    A travel blog entry by agbucks on Aug 08, 2014

    1 comment, 5 photos

    ... His 3 year old daughter attends a heavily subsidised kindergarten.

    *Times were tough for Turkmenistan prior to and in the aftermath of the disintegration of the Soviet Union. The country lost a significant number of its well educated people who went abroad seeking a better life. From what Rostam says, Turkmenistan makes it difficult for them to return. Now that life has obviously improved for the man in the street, in Ashgabat at least, there is no longer such an ...

    From mad Mashhad to weird Ashgabat

    A travel blog entry by agbucks on Aug 07, 2014

    2 comments, 3 photos

    ... we have no photos to document. Their features vary from those who could be Iranians to those who have more Mongolian features, or those with fairer colouring who obviously have Russian connections.

    *At last we are on our way and we drive the 35 km down into Ashgabat City. We are unprepared for what we see. Lonely Planet sums it up well by writing: 'its modern incarnation is somewhere between Las Vegas & Pyongyang with a mixture of Bellagio fountains and Stalinist ...

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