Additional Resources

Chuli, Cotton, and Carpets, Oh My!

For further readings and images about my Peace Corps experience, go to:

Online Journal Entries (Archived Yahoo Group Messages)

For opportunities to support ongoing development projects in Turkmenistan, go to:

Turkmenistan Youth and Civic Values Foundation

For information about Peace Corps in Turkmenistan, go to:

What Peace Corps is doing in Turkmenistan

Some interesting articles and online resources about Turkmenistan written during the past couple years:

Death of 'Turkmenbashi' raises questions for region (, December 21, 2006)
Turkmenistan’s ‘iron ruler’ dies (, December 21, 2006)
Turkmenistan After Turkmenbashi (, December 23, 2006)
U.S. Courting a Somewhat Skittish Friend in Central Asia (NY Times, June 21, 2007)
Heroin Seizes Turkmenistan, a Nation Ill Equipped to Cope (NY Times, July 11, 2007)
Opera, circus bans in Turkmenistan ended (Yahoo News, January 20, 2008)
Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedow's first term as President of Turkmenistan (

Video of Berdimuhamedov's Speech at Columbia University’s World Leaders Forum on September 24, 2007:

Part 1 (
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7

Fun with space
School teachers
Abadan in the cotton Thailand water and sun

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