Hotel Rahat

Novofiryuzinskoe shosse, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan | Hotel
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The White City

A travel blog entry by ahartry

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... blocks of new apartments that stretched for miles – the blocks are designed to be self-contained, with shops, schools, sports grounds. Some are clearly open and occupied; some are currently under construction. Our guide says that as old blocks of homes are torn down, people are relocated to these aparments. She says they are spacious, and she would like to live there if the government decides to raze her apartment in the old leafy area of town. The final ...

Turkmenistan... it only deserves one entry

A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann

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... br> After hitching our way back to the hotel, before curfew, we prepared ourselves for the city tour the next day.

The city tour was great, brilliant to see what a nutty place Ashgabat really is. The massive wide boulevards with seemingly empty gleaming white high rises, over the top official buildings also in white marble... and very few people, it was spooky. Someone likened it to the Truman Show, I agree.

We were taken to see the arch of neutrality, where a ...

Departure

A travel blog entry by ahartry

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The more experienced of a traveller I become (and I will reach 100 countries on Saturday), the more chaotic my departures seem to get. I am a failure as a traveler and clearly cannot be taught.

That aside, I'm off. Well, we’re off. The kids left first, on the 20th, so that they could spend a couple of days in Istanbul, where they had never been before. We gave them a list of usual suspects ...

City of Marble

A travel blog entry by marqual

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... of it bubbling from the escaping gases.

We drove the rest of the way thru the Karakum desert. As we approached Ashgabat, we could see the mountains that form the border of Turkmenistan and Iran. We are less than 7 miles from Iran here in Ashgabat. Ashgabat is the capital of Turkmenistan. It is infamous for it's fantastic marble structures and gold statues of the former president. Photography is greatly limited in this country and especially ...

Where the Golden Boy lost his Marbles

A travel blog entry by wenzels

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... age of 8. Niyazov studied in St. Petersburg to be a power plant engineer, a job he went about on his return to Turkmenistan while making a career in the communist party of the Turkmen Soviet Republic. Gorbachev made him secretary of the Turkmen Communist Party (it is said that this is mainly due to the friendship of Niyazov’s Russian wife to Raissa Gorbacheva). After independence the newly founded Turkmen Democratic Party (to date the single political party in ...

Location

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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