Cities of the Silk Road: Darvaza & Konya Urgench

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After the bizarre sights of Ashgabat we then drove north through the desert to the sink hole gas craters of Darvaza for more craziness. We camped overnight by the burning crater before continuing north to the town of Konya Urgench.

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Cities of the Silk Road: Ashgabat

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From Mary, it was a short flight to Ashgabat which lived up to its reputation of being a very strange city indeed.  

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Cities of the Silk Road: Mary & Merv

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After Bukhara we continued across the border into Turkmenistan and then on to the city of Mary where we saw some spectacular new buildings as well as the ancient sites of Merv and Gonur Depe.  

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