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Travel Blogs from Pamukkale
... can drive up but not in our minibus as the road is not suitable but no worries - a cable car took us up the hill. It was really quite windy up there but hot - no Christchurch southerly to worry about!
No tour would be complete without the obligatory visit to a factory where people try to sell you stuff and today it was Turkish carpets. They really were lovely but none of our crew were in the market although they tried very hard with some of them - ...
We tried to find a cheap grocery, but they don't exist. The money we save on accommodation will go to food and that is perfectly fine. Still in budget.
Tahini, tomato and bread... Finally traded in the Nutella...so good!
We went back to the hotel for a shower, nap, booking more trip, and then out to dinner later on at a cheap and awesome place recommended by trip adviser.
Satisfied, we could finally purify some more water and go to ...
... to security but they refuse to let any of us through but the guide. 1:40pm: Jed and Sam see that there is an opening to the 'ancient city' along a bit, up the hill, they proceed to clamber up the rocks and jump the gate. 1:41pm: a security guard starts to run into the sight. 1:42pm: Jed and Sam are escorted back by the guard, explaining that they will not be paying anothe 25tl and they are trying to find a missing person. It's been an hour and 40 minutes now. ...
Hierapolis, the name for this unusual place, was the beloved wife of a Roman Governor of this region, so to honor his wife he named the place after her. Pamukkale , the Turkish name for the place has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, has been a healing resort for ever, since the most remote times, the Romans set up a full complete resort ...
April 9, 2014
Nazilli to Yesilova - 225Km
Gorenser Otel 50TL/$24 (and worth every penny;)
From the formally-magnificent calcite Jacuzzies of Pamukkale to the alpine-like land of lakes near Yesilova.
Pamukkale is well known for a large white patch of calcite covering the hillside with irregular cup-shaped bowls terracing down the hill like moguls on a ...