10 September 2017 and I had just arrived in Ashgabat to work at the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. Because of internet restrictions and local laws, I will post my experiences when I return to South Africa. However I will write a short bit every day to ensure I don’t forget, so I can share them later with those interested.
Turkmenistan, the home of the ‘most beautiful horse in the world, the Akhal-Teke, has been cited to be the second most unfriendly country in the world for tourists, beaten only by North Korea… With reading a lot of negatives online about this country, you can’t help going with some preconceived ideas. But, I’m going to take each day as it comes, it will surely be an adventure!
Traveling is one of my absolute favourite things to do. I feel like I change a little bit, each time I experience a new culture or part of the world. I certainly learn each time what to really appreciate from my own!
Herewith, the experiences of a South African in Turkmenistan in September 2017.
(Later edit: I will post each day’s posts as I get a chance. It won’t all be at once, since I still have to edit, add pictures and also have to write a final chapter on the experience as a whole!)