Sunday Snapshot: Turkmenistan

Driving through Turkmenistan

It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for another addition of Sunday Snapshots. This week I’m sharing a photo taken in Turkmenistan in Central Asia.

I took this photo a short time after leaving Turkmenbashi on our drive towards the capital of Ashgabat. We were doing the Mongol Rally and had taken a cargo ferry from Baku in Azerbaijan, across the Caspian Sea, to Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan. There was a little confusion as to which direction we should be driving, but after noticing the trucks going in the same direction we decided to do the same. There is only one major HWY in Turkmenistan, so it made sense.

The roads were horrific, potholes big enough to swallow cars, but the people were fabulous. Locals were constantly honking their horn, pulling up beside us to wave and smile before continuing on their way. I wish I could have spent more time in Turkmenistan. I am definitely going back there one day.

Who knew that Turkmenistan would be so interesting, and the people so friendly?! Driving through it was surreal – some of the worst roads I have ever seen, no street signs, massive pot holes, and crazy friendly people. Oh, to go back and explore further.

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