Hotel President

Address: Archabil Shayoly str. 54, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Archabil Shayoly str. 54, Ashgabat, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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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

      ... that's a red rag to a bull for me so I tell them I don't understand and only speak English and keep walking. Though once a senior officer was called to reinforce the 'advice'

      The odd thing is. Serdar, whose views I accept and respect about a lot of things (like too many policemen) thinks it is all great and there is no problem with the president being re-elected with over 90% of the vote! Oh - and the first president banned Opera and Ballet (what - men without trousers!)

      Spectacular and Surreal

      A travel blog entry by turas on Sep 10, 2014

      12 photos

      ... as can be imagined. Life in Turkmenistan still lives under the shadow of the devastating earthquake of the 6th of October, 1948. 110,000 were killed, and Ashgabat was absolutely flattened (and I mean absolutely- three buildings predate it). Niyazov (think of it as his Gandalf the Grey phase) had already lost his father, felled six years previously in the Great Patriotic War. During that hellish night, his mother bore him to relative safety ...

      One Big Melon Party

      A travel blog entry by agbucks on Aug 09, 2014

      2 comments, 9 photos

      ... stopping work for lunch. Our guide redeems himself slightly and persuades a kindly officer to process us through. They insist on checking the same car that had been thoroughly searched just two days previously.

      *Entry into Uzbekistan is a pleasant surprise. Not only do the young officers welcome us with a smile to their country but they also do not search the vehicle. A 60 minute border crossing is pretty good going.

      *Another 40 km and we arrive in Khiva. ...

      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 ...