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... the other side of the mountain where there were paragliders sailing over the pools. We sat there taking it all in, imagining what it might be like to come back in 20 years or so, by which time UNESCO’s efforts should hopefully have allowed many more of the terraces and pools to have reformed, and it would truly be back to its former glory.
On top of the mountain is the ancient city of Hierapolis, founded in 190 BC and where the ancient emperors probably weekended ...
... from the natural terraces, man made ones (also covered in calcium) exist for tourists to swim in. Probably our highlight for the day was watching endless young girls doing ridiculous 'sexy' poses for their friends with cameras in the pools! (and us capturing some of them on our cameras too!) No idea what these girls planned to do with their photos... not really something you want framed on your mantel!
... and see the looms in operation. We came out of there with our ears ringing. It was so loud in there that we couldn't talk to each other. Once we were outside again, the man who invited us in told us that all the men who worked in there were hard of hearing from the noise. I can believe it, they don't wear any hearing protection at all. They also told us that the weaving school had been bought and closed. Sad, but we did enjoy the village.
... staying in a hotel for a couple of days, although I think our camping sleeping mats are softer than the bed. At least we have nice weather.
Monday 21 April
Today is a rest day. We are doing very little, although most importantly we will be sorting out our bags for the next 5 or 6 days of camping. At the moment we are feeling unorganised taking both our big bags into the ...