The former Soviet republic of Turkmenistan in Central Asia isn’t on most people’s travel list. In fact, the country issued just 990 tourist visas in 2015! Does that mean there’s nothing to see there? Not according to travel author Simon Proudman, who offers tips on visiting the country in his new book, the Far Flung Places Travel Guide to Turkmenistan.

Simon told Keri Jones that travellers with a sense of adventure will find a friendly and fascinating country, offering stunning architecture and jaw dropping natural sights. Hear his advice and stories here.



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