My World Tour - Pamakkale and Kusadasi, Turkey
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Kusadasi – Port town that greeted our ferry from Greece. The super luxury cruise ships make a stop here. We stayed in a great place, the Golden Bed (whatever that names is supposed to mean). Our first experience with "Turkish Hospitality". A filling breakfast consisting of a loaf of Turkish bread for each person, jam, a bowl of yogurt (unsweetened is quite a change) tomatoes, black olives, feta cheese, a boiled egg, and most important is the cup of tea.
Pamakkale- Means “Cotton Castle”. It was formed when warm calcium rich water cascaded over the cliff edge, cooling and depositing its calcium in the processes. It looks like snow, but it's about 90 degrees F. It hasn't rained here in 2 years, so the pools are pretty dry. Usually people swim in the pools, but there are only a few secret pools away from the main tourist route that we found for swimming and wading.
We found unvisited ruins on the mountainside while walking back down to the village. There are more ruins in Turkey than you can shake a stick at.
Bruce and Julia, World Travelers and
Adventure Seekers Extraordinaire.
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