DAY 84 (06/09/13) – FRIDAY – BUKHARA – TURKMENABAT , TURKMENISTAN ( 170 KM )
Average Temp : 39ᵒC
Average Speed : 100 KM/J
Route : MAIN ROAD (m37)
At 6.30am, we flagged off from the Sarbon Plaza Hotel and headed straight to the Turkmenistan border. The journey from the hotel to the border took about anhour 30 minutes as it was 100km.
We arrived at the border at 10.30am and handled our visa matters in just 30 minutes. At 11.30am, we went to the Turkmenistan borders to settle our entry and everything went well. The process was interrupted when the counters closed at 12.30pm for lunch time and resumed at 2pm.
Alhamdulillah everything is settled by 3pm and we got to pass the border. The officer from the Malaysian embassy in Asghabat came to welcome us at the border. The weather was extremely hot as it hit as high as 41ᵒC.
At 4pm, we went to Turkmenabat to meet with the 4×4 team and had lunch with them. At 6pm, we checked in the Jehyun Hotel and called it a night.