Sofitel Ashgabat Oguzkent

Avenue Bitarap 231, Ashgabat, 744000, Turkmenistan | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Avenue Bitarap 231, Ashgabat, is near Ancient Merv and Turkmen Akhalteke Horse Trekkings.
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    Travel Blogs from Ashgabat

    Camping by gas crater - mad dogs & Englishmen

    A travel blog entry by agbucks on Aug 08, 2014

    1 comment

    ... in these far flung places.

    *In this white marble city area there are airconditioned bus stops and the main road linking the Ministry buildings is heated in winter so that ice does not develop. We pass a roundabout with a huge thermometer in its centre. The range is from -30 to 60 degrees. We are experiencing 50 degrees during the afternoon. So even allowing for exaggeration at either end of the spectrum, that is a huge climatic range to accommodate within 6 months ...

    Its life Dom, just not as we know it

    A travel blog entry by yakking_mad on Jul 31, 2014

    ... menu and making clucking, baaing and mooing noises and waving hands in swimming motions in an attempt to gauge whether it was chicken, beef, lamb or fish being offered. In the end one of the staff phoned a friend who spoke a little English and we simply told them to order food for four irregardless of what it was.

    Climbing into the dark mountains we reflected on the warning our guide had given us that it was a dangerous area to travel through. We were not ...

    The White City

    A travel blog entry by ahartry on May 24, 2014

    42 photos

    ... most of which have been covered by mud to protect them, and some tiles with architectural detail. But, on the whole, it was challenging to visualize the palace in its full Hellenic glory. We spent about an hour walking around, which was certainly sufficient, especially given the heat.

    Our next stop was the mausoleum of the and the neighboring mosque, which is the largest in Central Asia (this will be a recurring theme). The mausoleum was built to refer to the tomb ...

    Turkmenistan... it only deserves one entry

    A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann on May 22, 2014

    4 comments, 29 photos

    ... much to the amusement of the staff and embarrassment of our guide.

    After a whirlwind tour we were off to the Darvaza gas crater and another bushcamp.

    The gas crater was left after the Soviets did some exploration work which went wrong, collapsed/exploded and caused a m*********** in the desert which is still alight. It was amazing. Truly like you would imagine the gates to hell. We took lots of photos.

    On our last day in Turkmenistan we drove ...


    A travel blog entry by ahartry on May 22, 2014

    1 photo

    ... offered me a ton of money if I would switch from business to economy, so I agreed to it … but it turned out they didn’t need my seat (which was a bit of a relief, but I could have used the cash). The plane was a brand new 747-8 – lovely, with large loos, but seats were very hard. Maybe Lufthansa requests particularly uncomfortable seats. In any case, I had dinner (trying to keep the sugar out), then went to ...