Sofitel Ashgabat Oguzkent
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... might be blocked off.
Dave thought the Gherkin might be from Uzbeakistan, reducing me to tears of laughter. The Gherkin had said in the lobby I still look a bit tired and he'd be right.
We began a meander toward the market now located outside of the downtown corridor. Many roads were blocked. Things have been arranged for an afternoon cable car trip for the group.
The traffic cops don't look particularly happy, many pressed into service ...
We bombed along thereafter, the roads in good shape. Rachel gave us the trip evaluation forms plus more details about the next day. The half day morning tour is now from 0900 to 1900.
We agreed of the five carrying on to Istanbul we would all travel with Dennis. CC is out for being CC. The Acolyte gets guilt by association. Hilde is bagged due to smoking. Teresa gets the heave ho for not being enough of a party animal.
... 0.2€/l and if we understood right, a certain amount per month is anyway free for Turkmen. 30km before Ashgabat the road becomes a German style Autobahn (before we had 350 km of road with 20cm deep ruts and speckled with potholes). Our first 4 hotel choices were fully booked, so we get a first glimpse of Ashgabat on our nightly Hotel odyssey by taxi. 11105 km since ...
After we have driven for at least 20 minutes, we start to wonder where we are going. The cabby flies right past the star-shaped ferris-wheel-building, he ignores the two giant rocket-like monuments and blazes past a Burj-al-Arab-copy on the enormously empty highway. At some point we turn onto a new piece of tarmac that doesn't seem to be in use yet, except for the construction trucks. We're not worried per se, but we are utterly confused! ...
... Foley, Paul Foley and their team provided invaluable pre-trip advice and fitted the car out for our expedition. They also provided on-the-road and post-accident assistance.
· It was Foley SV who insisted that cars on overland trips be fitted with roll cages – see here for further information: http://foleysv.com/land-rover-overland- travel/expedition-safety - in our case it was the roll cage that saved ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center