Independent Hotel

Address: Novofiryuzinskoe shosse, Ashgabat, 744000, Turkmenistan | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Novofiryuzinskoe shosse, Ashgabat, is near Ancient Merv and Turkmen Akhalteke Horse Trekkings.
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        Travel Blogs from Ashgabat

        The White City

        A travel blog entry by ralph.rydell on Jul 25, 2015

        13 photos

        ... tight jeans or western type dress. I get the impression that this has nothing to do with muslim prescribed dress but is just a national tradition. Some men wear a white and grey type of skull cap but very few. The caps are sold in souvenir shops.
        Every car can be a taxi.If you want a ride just stand beside the rode and hold out your hand, discuss destination and price then hop in. There are no official taxis.
        I haven't seen an American since ...

        The Taxistas of Ashgabat & Their 'Mum'

        A travel blog entry by fishtails04 on Apr 06, 2015

        3 comments, 4 photos

        The Turkmen authorities are notoriously suspicious of foreigners. For this reason, visiting independently for any length of time is impossible. There are 2 options: a tourist visa for a couple of weeks, on which you must travel with an official guide and stay in official hotels, or a 5 day transit visa, for which you must state the borders at which you will enter and exit, and the dates within which you will do so. It would be great to get out into the desert, where ...

        This One is for Horse Lovers

        A travel blog entry by mollyquul on Sep 11, 2014

        7 photos

        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

        14 photos

        ... would trump a legitimate crumpled Abe Lincoln all the way from Tehran to Tashkent]).
        After much shuffling of our monies we found enough 'crisp' notes to pay the obligatory charge. A security check and a reassurance that we had no guns later, and we had arrived!! Our new honcho warmly welcomed us, and we had some celebratory 'gaz' (Iranian nougat) provided by Sam, before we set off for the capital Ashgabat.....
        E: I really felt like ...

        One Big Melon Party

        A travel blog entry by agbucks on Aug 09, 2014

        2 comments, 7 photos

        ... was a trading post on a side branch of the main Silk Routes. It later became capital of the Uzbeck 'empire' in 16C and became infamous for its slave trade which grew to be the biggest in Central Asia. Russia started to flex its military muscle in the 18C in this area, but not before the Persians claimed it as a northern outpost of their Empire. In 1924 it finally became part of the Soviet Union.

        *We are pretty exhausted: such an early start and constant heat has ...

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