Wednesday, November 25, 2015

TDY to Turkmenistan

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations has more projects than they have people to staff them full time, so Foreign Service Construction Engineers frequently travel to other projects in the region to cover the management gaps in active projects (apply here if you're interested). Previously, I've gone TDY to Beirut and Adana to fill in as the Project Director, but this time I headed to central Asia to fill in for a project in Ashgabat.
One of the most common symbols in Turkmenistan
Here are some posts and photos explaining the things I did and saw during my time in one of the most closed societies in the world. I hope you enjoy reading about it as much as I did experiencing it.
Riding an Akhal Teke horse
See why they call it the "Door to Hell"
There are horse icons everywhere in Ashgabat

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