Central Asia cuisine consists of simple and tasty, often hearty dishes - the kind of dishes that help you get through a harsh winter. A mixture of Turkish-Asian-Russian influence and nomadic traditions, with a lot of grilled meat (mutton, horse) but also vegetarian dishes!...
Very closed borders, surrealist capital, but a very friendly and hospitable people:
Welcome to Turkmenistan!
Language(s) Turkmen, russian
Currency Turkmen Manats
Hitchhiking level Very easy
Wild camping Not allowed
Almost closed borders, cult of the president, control of media: by crossing Turkmenistan, we knew that we were going to live a rather... unique experience! On the other hand, we had no idea how warmly Turkmen people finally welcomed us. After a short passage, we relive with you our Turkmen journey - an experience we won't soon forget!
In order to continue our adventure towards Central Asia, we had to travel through Turkmenistan. Problem: this country, rather closed, is known to regularly refuse visa applications, without any valid reason... We still tried our luck by making a request for a transit visa transit for Turkmenistan in Teheran, Iran. And we got it!