Carpetblogger Visits Turkmenistan

by Nathan Hamm on 5/9/2005 · 2 comments

Carpetblogger, an NGO employee in Azerbaijan, just took a trip to Turkmenistan and has some excellent photos. The best way to probably see everything is to just start at the end of April and work back.

Since I’ve already brougth up Russian automobiles today, be sure to check out this post on the most appropriate car for desert adventure.

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Zsa Zsa May 9, 2005 at 10:22 am brought me over to see you…I love the baby blue! You probably need to have a bit of that color out in the desert!…Did you happen to see any sand storms while you were out there? had some really cool pictures of some sand storms in Iraq!…

Nathan May 9, 2005 at 11:24 am

I’m not sure if Carpetblogger saw any. I’d leave her a comment. I’m not sure it’s quite the right time of year for them though.

When I was in Uzbekistan, we had them occasionally in the summer. They are something else. Kind of like those Iraq pictures that are going around, they are just a wall of sand rolling across the steppe or desert. One second it’s nice, the next the air turns to grit.

I never got to see one on the open steppe or desert though, which might be a good thing.

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