Ashgabat - Post Report Question and Answers

What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

This was such a weird quirky place, but we really enjoyed our time there. We often would walk parts of the "health walk" which is a 35km path of stairs going up and down the mountain ridge. We never completed the whole thing in a single day, but several did. The streets are pristine, so its also a great place for bike riding. - Dec 2020

The museums. The view of the mountains in the morning when the sun shines. Great trips to ruins outside city limits. - Mar 2019

I like art so I most enjoyed going to artist studios and buying directly from the artist. I also enjoyed going to the seamstress at the Russian bazaar and a trip to Dashoguz. - Jun 2018

Getting to experience the most reclusive country in the world (less than 1000 visas are issued yearly) and learning about its culture. Also, making incredible friends living under similar situations. - Feb 2016

Learning more about the Silk Road, buying handmade carpets, regional travel. - Jul 2014

None! There is nothing to do after you have spent the first week looking at monuments, carpets, ruins, etc. Yes, you can travel out of country, but Thailand is 7.5 hours away and dealing with the KGB --- who trash your luggage and go through all your stuff everytime you fly in and out --- makes it not worthwhile. - Oct 2012

This is a fascinating country with a long and varied history. The working environment is in many ways unique, mind-boggling and interesting all at the same time. The highlights are many, and Post morale has maintained a high-level for the entire two years that I've been here. - Mar 2012

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