Hotel Rahat

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

This One is for Horse Lovers

A travel blog entry by mollyquul on Sep 11, 2014

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After a stop at ruins of the ancient Parthian capital of Nissa (they came to the area after Alexander and the Greeks. 105 BC they officially made trade agreements with China. The Silk Route is born. )

Then it was on to a much anticipated stop of this trip: a horse farm. Turkmenistan has a native breed of horse called Akhal Tekke.
They are known for their sleek build and gold sheen in their coats, which was hard to capture in a picture, ...

Spectacular and Surreal

A travel blog entry by turas on Sep 10, 2014

12 photos

... of this man to the limits of this blog; all I can advise, if your interest is piqued, is a 5 minute perusal of his deeds and sayings, e.g. via Wikipedia. The incumbent, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, has thus far repealed some of the wilder ideas (e.g. the banning of beards and dogs, to name but two [B: since these are Eoin's main attributes he wouldn't have lasted long!]), but his ubiquitous image in magazines, behind every desk, on billboards and in ...

One Big Melon Party

A travel blog entry by agbucks on Aug 09, 2014

2 comments, 9 photos

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*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. With grape, cotton and fruit crops in evidence the countryside seems more fertile than on the Turkmenistan side. We continue to see lots of melons for sale at the roadside. ...

Camping by a Gas Crater

A travel blog entry by agbucks on Aug 08, 2014

1 comment, 5 photos

... 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 exodus rate. In any case the threat of being forbidden to return home in the future, discourages others from leaving.

*Currently the number of foreign tourists visiting annually is restricted. But with the Asian Games being ...

From Mad Mashhad to Weird Ashgabat

A travel blog entry by agbucks on Aug 07, 2014

2 comments, 3 photos

... whilst still in office ) spent much time and money building this capital city after Turkmenistan gained Independence from Russia in 1991. In 1948 it had already been more or less wiped out by huge earthquake. With ample space & money, the planners have created the sort of city you expect to see in the oil rich Gulf states. The boulevards are wide, the buildings handsome and very spacious. Mostly built in white marble, this pristine city rises up from the desert and ...

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