October 26 – Pamukkale, Turkey

Hiking around the travertine pools and rock formations

Hiking around the travertine pools and rock formations

Last night we arrived in Pamukkale after dark and awoke this morning to see why the name, which  means cotton castle in Turkish, is well deserved.  The modern town sits below three rolling hills of travertine, formed by the hot springs that flow through the area.  Above the travertine sits the ancient city of Heirapolis, containing yet another wonderful theatre, well preserved baths and community latrine, among other ancient wonders.

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2 responses to “October 26 – Pamukkale, Turkey

  1. Dan & Lisa:

    We missed you guys at our 20th Stanford reunion this weekend. Edward Silva scanned some funny old pics and I’m going to do the same and post them to my Facebook account.

    Look me up there if you guys ever go online other than to blog.

    Take care,

    –Eric

  2. Turkey wins the prize for the most exotic town names to date – Kusadasi, Pamukkale and Heiropolis. They’d make for a wonderful story, Molly and Theo! I’m waiting to see what you come up with.

    Much love, Marmie

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