Onto Ashgabat

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Silk Road Part 17 of 17.   Click here for 1 of 17 >>>  We woke early and after breakfast hit the road. Although a pretty shoddy road, it was far superior to the one we had taken the day before and the craters in the road now firmly put into perspective. About an hour from… Read more »

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Into Turkmenistan: Kunya Urgench & Darvaza

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Silk Road Part 16 of 17. My driver Urinboy, a fifty-something clad in leather and faded denim, picked me up and we bounced our way along potholed roads to the classics of Uzbek rock and Russian hiphop. The border crossing was fairly straightforward and friendly. “Irlandia”, the border guard whispered, wide-eyed, slowly shaking his head…. Read more »

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