Turkmenistan, Dictators Disneyland October 16th 2009 Boarder crossing was smooth. We walked across the no mans land, an abandoned cotton field from Uzbekistan to Turkmenistan. Even as an18yr old soldier with WWII issued AK47 stared at us full of curiosity, immigration and customs were relaxed. But I suspect without a tour group, getting visa would be difficult, especially given Turkmenistan governments extreme xenophobia.
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Asia » Turkmenistan » Ashgabat 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
Everyone has a travel bug, and most of the time it lays dormant. Mine was fully grown after the first round the world two years ago. Now it's hungry. A serious dose of roaming foreign lands is needed. 9 countries in 75 days (The World Trip Map). Looking forward to the trek.
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