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Travel Blogs from Pamukkale
We arrived in Pamukkale at 6:15 am on the bus, which was much earlier than I expected. Jeff woke me up and I was a bit confused. We hopped off the bus and into a van to be transferred to our hotel. Luckily, we were able to check in and slept for 2 hours before our tour which started at 9:30 am. Much better than going directly to a tour.
Pamukkale means "cotton castle". It is a natural wonder of calcium pools and deposits that leave …
Arrival in Pamukkale will be late in the afternoon. Dinner and o/n will be at the hotel in Pamukkale.
... which the guide bought and we shared a steaming fresh loaf.
then off t o Bursa - 3rd largest city in Turkey. Big auto manufacturing business. We went to a 500 year old Silk Bazaar - gorgeous silk everywhere. Then off to the Grand Mosque and Green Mosque and Sultans Mausoleum. Think I'm mosques out already. The hotel is gorgeous with a thermal spa - we both spa-ed - felt the healing effects immediately - or the temp of the water(32) sweated all the toxins out.
... flat. That part of the mosque has ornate traditional paintings but the rest is fairly plain. There are also items of Rumi’s clothing in glass cases such as hats (they look a bit like a felted beanie), and a cloak, also books. In the schoolrooms they have also set up mementoes including some original, really beautiful, illustrated manuscripts of Rumi’s writings. The whole complex is set in gardens, lots of roses, and outside the walls the next door ...