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Travel around Ashgabat and airport

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Travel around Ashgabat and airport

Hi

As i am flying in to Turkmenistan i i will be using a guide. My understanding is i don't need to use them whilst i am in Ashgabat, is this correct? if so how easy is it to travel around the city to see the sights? also how about getting from the airport to my hotel, and cost?

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1. Re: Travel around Ashgabat and airport

I would be very careful in this country as the rules change quickly. It is not a democratic place and people tend to be watched. I came with a Stanford tour and had no difficuktirs but the local guide was rigid in questions and d answers. Lots if places are off limits so be careful going it alone , better to be with a trusted guide. People appear to be afraid to speak their minds

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Hello steve

Just based my comments on my experience there. Probably safe to walk in a lot of areas but it is a strange country that has an under current of fear from its citizens

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