Essays & Information

For Sale: Melons, Gold Teeth, & Camels
Article by Johan, reprinted with permission

Turkmenistan Visit Renders Bleak Look
Article by Johan, reprinted with permission

Two Hours Beyond the End of the Earth
Article by Johan, reprinted with permission

Humanitarian Mercenaries
Article by Johan, reprinted with permission

Lost in the Mists
Article by Johan, reprinted with permission

Basic Country Information
U.S. Dept. of State - Consular Info. Sheet
Wikipedia

Other good stuff:
Doug's Trip to Turkmenistan
Interesting little travel site circa 2002 -- plenty of photographs.
Johan Shella Ashgebat Gazette 1998-99