It was a travel day today: 3.5 hours on a bus trying to be a plane and 30 minutes on a bus trying to be a taxi. What I'd heard about Turkish intercity buses was all true: they're run more like planes, with seat-back screens, reclining bucket seats and drink+snack service. Not a bad way to travel. Then I took a dolmuş for the final leg of the trip to Pamukkale: a bus with about 15 seats that serves smaller places.
Not many foreign tourists here. The owner of the hotel told me that even though it's early in the season there would normally be more Western Europeans and North Americans. The mineral springs were pretty busy, but almost everyone seemed to be Turkish.