Pamukkale - Drenched in mirror-like pools

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Calcium pools at Pamukkale

Sold by the various posters and pictures of paradise, we jumped on a bus bound for Pamukkale first thing in the morning. Pamukkale once held one of the most famous hot springs in the Roman Empire, and the road up to the hot springs was filled with pools of spring water. Because the water had large amounts of calcium, the deposits left behind gave each pool a white, almost organic, look. We had met a group of Ozzies the night before, so we all made the trek up together.

At the hot springs, just as we were deciding whether or not to plunge in, the weather turned really sour and it began to pour! As we crowded under the canopy with the rest of the world waiting for the storm to pass, the realization that our bus will be departing within a few hours dawned on us. As a result, when the storm abated slightly, we made a mad dash for the base of the mountain slipping and sliding down the calcium surface.

Thoroughly drenched, the 3-hour bus ride back to Selcuk was definitely not the most comfortable, especially with the 10 hour overnight bus back to Istanbul to look forward to right afterwards!

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Calcium pools at Pamukkale
Calcium pools at Pamukkale
Our awesome Ozzie friends!
Our awesome Ozzie friends!
Ju-Ju
Ju-Ju
Pamukkale
photo by: EmyG