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May 2014

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Ashgabat

Silk Road, Turkmenistan

After 10 hour drive we arrived at Ashgabat the capital of Turkmenistan. We are now in a good hotel for two nights 🙂 With its lavish marble palaces, gleaming gold…

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Caspian Sea

Silk Road, Turkmenistan

Sunrise over the Caspian Sea traveling on a cargo ferry to Turkenbashi, Turkmenistan. This ferry is the only one that carries passengers and we are the only people on board,…

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Baku

Silk Road, Azerbaijan

Baku, the capital and commercial hub of Azerbaijan. A modern city, great architecture, clean streets and friendly people. Dripping in money, all the big fashion houses are here. It’s famed…

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Qobustan

Silk Road, Azerbaijan

Qobustan is a settlement and municipality in Baku, Azerbaijan. It has a population of 14,470. It is best known for being the home to the famous rock petroglyphs and mud volcanoes….

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Sheki

Silk Road, Azerbaijan

Finally out of Georgia! Visited the Khan’s Summer Place in Sheki (1762) – a rare example of combining the national and palace architecture traditions. It is remarkable that during the…

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Telavi

Silk Road, Georgia

Telavi  was the capital of the kingdom of Kakheti in the 10-11th century and later in 17-18th centuries. Now it’s a small and cozy town, which goes to sleep at 9pm. Located…

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Sighnaghi

Silk Road, Georgia

On the border with Azerbaijan, the ancient monastery complex of Davit Gareja Lavra. The surrounding area offers great wild camping opportunities. The original monastery, was founded by Davit Gareja, one…

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Vernissage

Silk Road, Armenia

The Yerevan Vernissage is an open-air exhibition-market functioning on the weekends. It was formed during the 1980s by Armenian artists who started to display their art works in the square…

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Yerevan

Silk Road, Armenia

Yerevan has been undergoing major transformation as many parts of the city have been the recipient of new construction since the early 2000s, retail outlets (Burberry, Armani), restaurants, shops, and…

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Alaverdi

Silk Road, Armenia

Armenia – Alaverdi was annexed to the Russian Empire at the end of the 18th century, a number of Greek miners were resettled in the area to start exploiting the…

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Tbilisi

Silk Road, Georgia

Great place to visit, lots of culture! Most of the old parts are being restored and they’re doing a good job. The name Tbilisi derives from the Old Georgian word…

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Jvari Pass

Silk Road, Georgia

Georgian Military Road was originally built by Russian soldiers beginning in 1799, work that lasted more than six decades as they widened and improved the 130-mile road. Built at elevations…

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Gori

Silk Road, Georgia

Gori has long been synonymous with just one man: this is the town where Stalin was born and went to school. The large Stalin Museum is Gori’s best known attraction….

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Kutaisi

Silk Road, Georgia

Capital of several historical kingdoms within Georgia, Kutaisi is today being revitalised after years of post-Soviet decline. Georgia’s parliament was transferred from Tbilisi to brand-new quarters here in 2012. Kutaisi…

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Prometheus Cave

Silk Road, Georgia

Discovered in Imereti region in 1984 the Prometheus Cave, locally known as Kumistavi caves, is one of Georgia’s natural wonders providing visitors with breathtaking examples of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, petrified…

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