Europe, Asia · 34 Days · 43 Moments · August 2017

Nicky's tour through Turkmenistan


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Well what can possibly say about this, the craziest of experiences. Stories upon stories, from lockdowns, to the longest of routes. Deportation and even car crashes. But at the same time, the feeling of reinventing myself, finding new ground, being apart of a team again, learning and realising that patience is an absolute virtue. Sometimes making a quick decision is not always the correct one, and not being afraid to make mistakes, but also by learning well from them. Doing all these things, whilst at the same time, being surrounded by some of the nicest people in the world. Amongst the corruption and strange mix between the rich and poor. no middle ground in a country that is surrounded by gold, white and everything nice. There are still a group of humble, personable and thoughtful people. People that we took for granted at times too, people that have never seen a white or more so a BLACK person before. So much so that the need to walk over, talk, take pictures, and even check and...

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And feel they’re skin was a normal and everyday occurrence. I could go on and on about these experiences. But the one thing I will take from this... is that after this, I feel like I can do anything. After this, never forget the long days and nights. The days of struggle to even get food, the miles walked everyday just to get from A to B. If you ever think you can’t do it, always just know that you can. Always remember those tough times for others, and be there to give them strength when needed too. Always stay strong, believe in yourself and others, and never, never let Ashgabat defeat you 😉 Ashgabat will not defeat me 🤙🏽