The Most Touristy Place in Turkmenistan

Darvaza Gas Crater, Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan isn’t exactly what you would call touristy. Okay, that might the understatement of the century. Turkmenistan is not touristy at all. I went nine days without seeing another tourist anywhere – at least not […]

Previewing Turkmenistan (and why I’m going offline for 10 days)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

By the time you read this, I will be in Turkmenistan, a country sometimes called the “North Korea of Central Asia.” Indeed, it has been ranked third to last in terms of freedom of the […]