Really no general title for this post but there are some pictures

Most tourists spend a few hours in Pamukkale to check out the travertines and maybe the Hieropolis ruins before peacing out to somewhere prettier for the night. I spent 3 days there. This was not the plan, but I think the owner felt bad for me, never having seen a solo female traveler come through Turkey and since I was in a dark, brooding mood, assumed I was depressed. So, in a demonstration of true Turkish hospitality, every night I was there he poured me generous helpings ot local Pamukkale wine and got his mother to cook me whatever dish I fancied. Stuffed bell peppers, stuffed grape leaves, fresh vegetables and fruıt, cheese, olives, baklava with ice cream….anything I had not yet tried (nearly everything) was offered. Wow. Thank you, Mehmet.

Below: some pictures of Pamukkale and Hieropolis. Pictures of food to come soon.

At the Pamukkale travertines at sunrise

At the Pamukkale travertines at sunrise

The Romans used to bathe here during the Byzantine empire. Now I can too!!

The Romans used to bathe here during the Byzantine empire. Now I can too!!

Tomb at Hieropolis

Tomb at Hieropolis

The ancient city

The ancient city

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~ by ceciliabien on August 19, 2009.

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