Pamuksu Boutique Hotel
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.
... occurs frequently. The Jews were granted an area in this complex as a synagogue - the largest of the area.
Apparently the word Golden Fleece - comes from Sardis as the rivers contained gold and this was collected by catching the gold in sheep skin.
On the road again to Pumukkale - amazing chalk-whitelimestone terraces formed by the calcium build up formed by the overflow of mineral rich water being caught in crevices. This area is famous for these healing waters. A story ...
... keep themselves occupied. We had Turkish pita for our lunch, shared a fresh-out-of-the oven cheese pita and Pete had a piece of honey-drenched cake which is far too sickly for me, he likes it though. This town was in the heart of cherry growing country and both sides of the road were filled with cherry orchards for several km, also other stone fruit I think but it was hard to tell driving by.
And we drove on for another four hours due to there being roadworks ...
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At the top of Pamukkale, there is an additional natural hot spring that you can pay additionally to get into. We were told it's worth it, so we did. This hot spring is called "The Pool of ----" and inside the pool are fallen columns from the nearby ruins of Hierapolos-
... ruin site. Though a bit windy, there are also a few places to throw a frisbee, so we did. Up there is also a museum and an ancient pool. But the cherry on tipitty-top is the incredible, indescribable view back over the white, flowing, terraced calcio-carbonate back into the vast fertile valley below. We didn't get any pictures from up there (I was afraid I'd drop my iPhone into the water, and quite frankly, I don't think a camera-phone could capture it), but we'll find some on ...