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A Day in Pamukkale, Turkey

We woke up early and headed to Pamukkale, a small city located in southwestern Turkey. This city has become a popular tourist destination for its incredible hot springs and travertines.

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These picturesque terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.

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In Pamukkale, there are 17 hot water springs with temperatures ranging from 35 °C to 100 °C.

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Before visiting the terraces, we toured around the ancient Byzantine city of Hierapolis, which is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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We made another detour at a Turkish market. In this photograph, the vendor is bagging Turkish delights. We thought the Turkish delights were quite yummy!

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The pools of Pamukkale. We were able to walk around and inside the terraces!

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A huge limestone wall.

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After spending a few hours, walking around and enjoying this beautiful and unique site, we made our last stop at the Hierapolis Sacred Pool.

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At this hot spring, we were able to swim among the ancient ruins.

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What a relaxing way to end a wonderful day in Pamukkale!

Peaceful Palmyra in the Syrian Desert

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When Jason mentioned visiting Syria during our World Trip, I was reluctant at first. I had always heard on the news and from people, that Syria was a very dangerous place to travel. However, I eventually decided to overcome my fears and travel through Syria with a sense of adventure. It was worth it! At the time of our travel, Syria was a beautiful and peaceful country.

One of our highlights in Syria was visiting Palmyra, an ancient Aramaic city located in the Syrian desert. As we walked amid the ruins, I remember thinking, “These ruins look so beautiful within this quiet desert setting.” We leisurely explored the ruins, relaxed, and even watched the camels pass by. It was serene and peaceful then. Now, I cannot help but think about all the chaos that is happening presently in Syria. It saddens me deeply. What do you think about the conflict that is happening in Syria right now?

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