Hotel President

Archabil Shayoly str. 54, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ashgabat

The White City

A travel blog entry by ahartry


... the agricultural area that lies between the mountains (and the border with Iran) and the desert to the north. The city of Ashgabat seems to lie along this small strip of fertile land. In addition to growing vegetables, there were plantations of evergreen trees, thousands and thousands of very small, very sad-looking evergreen trees. It was apparently a project created by the first president (and national hero), but we’re not quite sure of the intention. We also ...

The next long leg of the journey

A travel blog entry by ahartry


... asked to show it in LAX). The man in front of us didn’t have one and didn’t seem to know what was being asked … he was at the desk for a long time then escorted off to the side. We boarded with the mad crush of people … Paul and Pas were in first class, the kids and I had the bulkhead row right behind him, and Sue wasn’t too far back. There was a long delay, but, at last, we were airborne and on our way to the ...

Turkmenistan... it only deserves one entry

A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann


... cab driver didn't mind having the people mover follow him. Although our taxi cost twice as much as the people mover (although he wanted a lot more) we got in the vicinity of the pub.

Things in Ashgabat are quite expensive, and clearly the locals don't go to places like the British Pub, the only people who seemed to be in there were diplomats, foreign oil and gas workers and beautiful women who were aiming to snag themselves one of the above. The band however was ...

City of Marble

A travel blog entry by marqual


Thurs, Nov 7

It was a very balmy 43 degrees this morning. It's funny how a few nights of freezing camping give me appreciation for 43 degrees! After breakfast, I did a really quick walk up the hill towering over our camp, then went to see the camel bones. Our local guide called this the "Dead Camel Camp." Shortly after leaving camp, we stopped at the 3rd of the Darvasa Craters. This one was the water crater - a crater filled with water that had ...

Where the Golden Boy lost his Marbles

A travel blog entry by wenzels


... the entire population of Ashgabat) got killed then. The soviets mobilised helpers from all over the USSR to help rebuild Ashgabat with max. 3-storey houses at the time.

Now as the Soviet Union collapsed and Turkmenistan gained its independence in the early 1990s, the country’s leader, Saparmurat Niyazov, went completely off the rails. A quick biography finds him as the only earthquake survivor of his family, which resulted in him growing up in an orphanage ...

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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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