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Travel Blogs from Pamukkale
... the excellent examples in Aphrodisias and the Roman theatre visited just a few minutes ago. The large necropolis nearby leave some to speculate on the effectiveness of the cures imparted at the Hierapolis spa centuries ago.Walking back downhill past sarcophagi, one can come across a large agora (2nd century) with marble porticos and columns surrounding it. One can barely make out the shape of the monumental basilica that once ...
... Nicky of watching her Aunty making pottery when she was a kid. Shelley and Nicky then each bought two small bowls from him as a thank you before we had lunch and headed to a rock castle.
This castle is the highest point in the area and has an incredible view over Goreme, Pigeon Valley and the surrounding areas. I befriended the juice maker at the top and sampled Pomegranate juice for the first time while the locals sitting at the table with me made jokes ...
... was all over them as well and green algae was floating in the water and all along the sides of the pool. I literally just had to shake my head! We did find a cool part of the pool where it was so deep you had to swim and the water was fizzing like a carbonated drink! It was so cool I enjoyed myself for 10 minutes in the deep water (not as many people there) although one lady decided she had to do laps or something and kept swimming into me but of course no one spoke English ...
... by an earthquake in
the 17th century where for a fee, you can swim among the ancient
collapsed pillars and other building remains.
The terraces themselves are simply amazing.
... to sit and use a washroom.
At Pamukkale, I just lounged around the awesome pools all day, it was like being in heaven during the midday heat with water flowing endlessly. Also in Pamukalle is the famous Hierapolis theatre. Pamukalle has nice pools to bathe in and historical ruins all in the same place, it was truly worth coming!
Till next time,