The Grand Turkmen Hotel
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Ashgebot , the capitol city probably has about a million people. Currently it is very hot here. It is know as the White City because all the buildings are white. The older stucco buildings are painted white and all of the many, many new government buildings are also made of white marble (from Italy I think ). The country has had a president who …
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*Early afternoon we set off into the desert for our camping experience . We have 270 km to drive along a bumpy tarmac road. Then it's 10 km off road to get to the Darvaza crater and our desert campsite for the night. Off road the going gets sandy. AG is a very experienced dune driver ( from life in Oman days ) but this is the first time he has driven the Landcruiser in these conditions. He takes a while to adjust and crucially stalls the engine ...