Question: Travel between Dushanbe and Ashgabat
I'm hoping to travel through Kazahkstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. The plan is to fly from the US to Almaty via Frankfort and return via Ashgabat. I'm having trouble finding a flight from Dushanbe to Ashgabat without it taking roughly 24 hours. Is there any other way to get between the two cities (bus, train, etc.) in less time. Most plane offerings are via Istanbul, Moscow, etc.