Last week we had the delight to visit two of the world’s strangest and amazing natural phenomena – Pamukkale and Capadocia in Turkey, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Of course, there were some tales to tell which will no doubt appear in future posts. But we thought the pictures would speak for themselves. So here you are.
On the edge of the ancient city of Heirspolis, Pamukkale means ‘Cotton Castle’. Minerals flow down the hill and have created white Travertines and hot springs. You have to take your shoes off to walk up; it took us at least half an hour to walk up its so big. We didn’t swim but some took advantage of the naturally warm water. Totally amazing it was.
A 14 hour bus ride later and we found overselves in Gorome, Capadocia in the middle of Turkey. It’s an ancient region where the rock is so soft that people lived, and still live in caves. Indeed whole cities were built underground. In Gorome all the hotels are ‘cave’ hotels, built into the rocks. As you walk around you see the bizarre sight of cave homes with satellite dishes on the side!!