Turkmenistan is not everyone’s cup of tea. I get it, it is an odd, isolated place. Originally, this country was not even part of our overland itinerary. However, our plans were flexible and when the opportunity arose to apply for a 5-day Turkmenistan transit visa in Iran we decided to do it. Fortunately, our transit visa application got approved and the trip could begin. We filled the five days with two stops: Ashgabat and the…