The Pros & Cons of Booking a Private Tour in Turkmenistan

Merv, Turkmenistan

Over the last month, I’ve read quite a few lists of the so-called best places to visit in 2013. These lists come out every year and every year there seem to be a couple destinations […]

Saturday Scenes: Camels, Camels, Camels

Dekhistan, Turkmenistan

In Turkey, I found cats on every corner and under every table or chair. In Georgia, I seemed to run into cows everywhere I went. And when I got to Central Asia – especially Turkmenistan […]

Discovering Turkmenistan’s Silk Road Legacy

Misrian, Dekhistan, Turkmenistan

I stepped carefully over the faded yellow, green and red bricks, pausing whenever a spot of turquoise or royal blue caught my eye –fragments of ceramic mixed in with the city ruins.  I tried to […]