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Travel Blogs from Pamukkale
We had a long, uneventful drive today to Pamukkale. It is showering and we decided to take it easy for the day in our hotel, walk around the little village and get caught up on the blogging. We checked into a less spectacular hotel but comfortable so far and will have dinner here tonight.
... spewing water, and a large bath house where all travelers were asked to bathe before even entering the city. The 2nd most famous healer was based there, and believed in the healing powers of water... in a world where basic hygiene was something of a novelty, I can understand how just washing some wounds might make them heal.
It's pretty cool to have two very different attractions in one place - Pamukkale comes highly recommended by us for your next trip to Turkey ;)
... exploring around there. It was much larger than we had originally thought. The ruins consisted of some gates, a necropolis, the old Roman baths, a latrine, and a few theatres. The one theatre was my favourite. It was remarkably well preserved and huge. We saw the sun set from the ruins.
It started to get dark on us after a little while, so we thought we best hurry down. It was completely dark before we reached the bottom, but fortunately there were ...
... the ferry - interesting!!!! Had a squatting loo!!!!! My exercise for the day. Cem is making the trip very interesting giving us lots of info.
Am writing this in the hotel after dinner. A very interesting day - many mosques. When we arrived in Bursa region we headed for a village - Cumalikizik - which had not been influenced by modern technology - people live much the same ad they did 200 years ago. Very quaint - main industry chestnuts and quinces!
A baker delivered ...
... hamami (turkish bath) of the area.
We stayed in the area for nearly 9 hours before heading back to town. The town of Pamukkale, especially for having such an amazing natural wonder, seems incredibly depressed. We walked around looking for a place to grab dinner before heading on the overnight bus to ...