Post date: Feb 23, 2010 4:12:59 PM
..Update: Plan to cycle from Turkmenbasy along the Caspian Sea coast into Kazakhstan. Means I'll be in Turkmenistan for a couple of days, which is fine for the transit visa... happy days!
Looks like it's unlikely that I'll get a long enough visa to cross Turkmenistan, so will probably have to get a train most of the way and cycle the last but from Mary to Uzbekistan. Will check out Ashgabat on the way. Will have to see what happens when embassy respond, contacted them today. Route has been updated