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pretty ceiling inside the airport lobby  

pretty ceiling inside the airport lobby

Turkmenistan (blot #4)

October 1st 2019
I was told Turkmenistan is a totalitarian and isolated society second only to North Korea. Our first experience with it was a 4 hrs boarder crossing process from Uzbekistan - the longest of all the boarders we crossed. Our local guide Gozel was a retired University English Professor, very knowledgable and stood firm when Max (our Tour Leader) tried to talk down her. She won all the travelers respe ... read more
Asia » Turkmenistan » Ashgabat

Turkmen Flag Annexed by Russia between 1865 and 1885, Turkmenistan became a Soviet republic in 1924. It achieved its independence upon the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. President NIYAZOV retains absolute control over the country and opposition is not tolerated... ... read more
26th October 2019

Dear Ray and Hsiao-Mei
Another unforgettable trip! Modern Turkmenistan! Beautiful pictures! what's the next destination? Best wishes, Hilde and Noël

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