Turkmenistan is often considered one of the most peculiar countries in the world. The country is located in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Iran and the Caspian Sea although it only has about 12,000 tourists a year. The capital, Ashkhabat, boasts a population of 1 million yet 80% of the country is covered by desert and only 1.6% of Turkmenistan’s people have access to the internet. A trip to Turkmenistan with Above Borders allows you to experience life “unplugged” without distractions and fully immerse oneself in a new environment. You can update your Instagram at home!