Turkmenistan is a flat desert with some of the world's largest gas reserves underneath.

Above ground, a real mix of religions combine to provide a country which is almost more weird where the egomaniac Turkenbashi hasn't put his print. Canyons that would be at home in SW USA attract no tourists, holes in the desert are permanently ablaze, and Ashgabat's unique - gold and marble and unique.

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