THE ROAD TO PAMUKKALE: A bus journey through southern Turkey March 1st 2011 *****
The muezzin’s call to morning prayer was still floating across the streets of Kemer as my fiancee and I arrived at the meeting place. It was 5am, but already a dozen or so fellow tourists were waiting by the fountain in the town's main square, for the bus that would take us 250 kilometres north-west to Pamukkale, the ancient thermal springs in the west of Turkey.
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Middle East » Turkey » Mediterranean » Antalya Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
I am a British translator and travel writer. I now live in London, after working in Ukraine for three years. My blog is a collection of stories about the people and places that have captured my imagination during my travels through Europe - I hope you'll enjoy them.
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