Today we commemorate the 20th anniversary of Turkmenistan achieving independence from the Soviet Union.

A few fun facts about Turkmenistan (thanks Wikipedia):

* A little over 5 million folks call it home

* The GDP is nearly $32 billion

* Alexander the Great conquered the Turkmenistan area around 4BC. Way to go Al!

* They drive on the right side of the street. - No British nonsense on the left side.

* It is dry as hell there. Dust storms galore.

* Turkmen is the official language of that country

* They produce the 10th most cotton of any country in the world


Sag boluň, (Goodbye)


27 October 2011 ·

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