Konye Urgench Ruins, Turkmenistan

Konye Urgench Ruins, Turkmenistan

Konye Urgench – A Lost City The UNESCO world heritage site of Konye Urgench in Turkmenistan was once the capital of the Khorezm Empire and the centre of the Islamic world until its sacking by Genghis Khan and Tamerlane in the 13th and 14th centuries. The town’s water...
Yerbent Desert Village, Turkmenistan

Yerbent Desert Village, Turkmenistan

Yerbent Desert Village The small village of Yerbent is an oasis in the Karakum Desert and offers a small glimpse of rural life in Turkmenistan. Situated just of the main Ashgabat to Konye Urgench highway (well, pot holed mud track with numerous police checkpoints),...
Caspian Sea Ferry (Baku to Turkmenbashi)

Caspian Sea Ferry (Baku to Turkmenbashi)

There are two main routes for the Caspian Sea Ferry. The first is Azerbaijan to Kazakhstan and the second is Azerbaijan to Turkmenistan. Cargo vessels leave from the port of Baku, Azerbaijan and head north east to Aktau or due east to Turkmenbashi. There is a lot of...