Cotton White Castle – Pamukkale Turkey

Pamukkale means “cotton castle” in Turkish in southwestern Turkey with temperate climate throughout the year. This natural formation is found in Turkey’s inner Aegean region in the River Menderes Valley. Hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water are found here. I was told by my guide that there used to […]

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Sirince – Turkey

Sirince is a quaint small village just 12km from the ancient city of Ephesus. It is a great stopover just for its beauty! The village was called Cirkince which means “ugly” in Turkish when the Greek slaves came and settled here in the 19th century. The name was a deterrent to visitors. Shortly after its name […]

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