Turkmenistan - From the Bazaar to the Down Right Ridiculous August 15th 2009 Prior to researching our visit to the “Stans”, we saw this part of world as little more than a homogenous mass sandwiched between Russia and China. In general one of the highlights of this trip has been watching places change from a name on a map, to a plan, to living breathing experiences and finally memories; this has especially been the case while travelling through a region about which we ... read more
Asia » Turkmenistan 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
Having taken a one year "career break", we've finally decided to travel the world.
We start in Kenya and then have six months to make our way (via quite a lot) to Hong Kong. From there it's on to Australia for a couple of months, before rounding off the year nicely with four months in South America.... Can't be bad!
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