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The moment we arrived in Baños and wandered around to find a hostel, we immediately liked it. It’s pretty touristy but the town itself is quite pretty with looming mountains and a waterfall in the corner of town to set the stage. 644 more words


Iceland and the rituals of swimming

I’ve talked before about swimming in Iceland. It’s a great thing to do, especially if the wind is so strong it’s trying to blow you off your feet and the cold is trying to take your ears off. 1,119 more words


Nothing to oppose

We are in Pamukkale, Turkey, site of the ancient city of Hierapolis with healing thermal springs, Roman and Byzantine ruins, the sarcophagus of Marcus Aurelius, and the Martyrium, where St. 2,167 more words


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Pamukkale - Travertine and the Apostle Philip

12/12 – Woke up to the patter of rain on the roof, after a rocky night’s sleep (there is an honest-to-god disco next door to our hotel, and the Turkish hits just kept coming until 2am!). 314 more words



I was an exceptionally inquisitive and active child. Unfortunately, neither of my parents was prepared for me nor my need for stimuli, activity and constant motion. 269 more words


Somewhat Of A Letdown

Already in my journey, I have had the experience all travelers have of expectations meeting a sad reality; it’s like the turkey in National Lampoon’s Christmas vacation. 918 more words

Pamukkale Thermal Springs In Turkey

Think of Turkey and the chances are that your mind will wander to the plentiful beautiful sandy beaches or rich architecture and culture of popular cities like Istanbul. 181 more words

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