The road to Ephesus

The amphitheatre at Ancient Hieropolis above Pamukkale.

The amphitheatre at Ancient Hieropolis above Pamukkale.

In this chapter of our Turkish adventure we briefly visited Pamukkale for a 12 hours speed visit before continuing on to Selcuk. We had a fair amount of distance to cover in a short time after getting off the ferry in Marmaris; a bus and taxi getting us to our accommodation late at night in Pamukkale, plus a mini-bus to Selcuk the next day to look forward to. It was this bus between Marmaris and Denizli that I had nightmare motion sickness, as Tom so kindly pointed out to me while proofreading this post. I don’t think he will ever let me forget that journey, especially as Claire one of our travelling companions, had to mime needing a sick bag to the young bus host (poor guy), he didn’t speak much English and looked mortified as he thrust about 10 sick bags in my direction. Luckily buses an are easy and convenient method of travelling in Turkey (unless you forget to take your travel sick pills), we had no issues with heat, overcrowding or security of our belongings. A few had screens in the back of each seat for entertainment, all the buses we took had WiFi and from memory cost us about $30 Lira at most.

The towering library facade at Ephesus

The towering library facade at Ephesus

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