Ashgabat, Turkemnistan 17-05-2012
A first card from one of those hard to get country's. it's Statue of Gorogly in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan also know and Turkmenia one of Turkic states in central Asia, it was part of Soviet Union until 1991. The Turkmen government operates as a single-party system. Turkmenistan was ruled by President for Life Saparmurat Niyazov (called "Türkmenbaşy" — "leader of the Turkmens") until his sudden death on 21 December 2006. Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov was elected the new president on 11 February 2007.
wiki link HERE
Postcard is sent from Sonya and Travis, you can find them here SonyaAndTravis . they travel around silk way and sent me this nice card thx a lot to them.
And here is background with nice stamp of leopards.