Pumukkale means cotton castle in Turkish but it really is sexy, amateur, eastern European (taking a stab in the dark here) photo-shoot castle.
Pumukkale is an ancient hot spring in turkey. It is beautiful with its blinding white travertine’s and is turquoise water and stunning views. But the beauty only last so long. Your tour bus allotted 3 hours seems like an age away while you are sitting in knee high lukewarm mineral water getting prunie. I did see the odd band-aid too. It was kind of like a super beautiful public wadding pool or if you have been there, the lagoon in Airlie Beach. You know then one. Slightly warm and full of backpacker syphilis.
Anyway, luckily for Sam and I, our boredom abated when we started to spot a strange trend. Everywhere you looked there were people, tourist, posing for photos. This may not seem strange as this was a tourist spot full of tourist in varyingly different shades of tan, in there swimwear taking photos of each other. Like tourist do. But these tourists were posing like they were in the next issue of Picture or some other amateur nudie zine. Some giant, middle-aged, overweight, what I can only guess as Italian, tanned men were stretched out on the white clay deposit with only black DTs to hide their shame from the camera. Lets say ‘fuller figured’ girls in string bikinis leaning forward with the right angle to get the best shot of their bronzed boobies for the lens and facebook.
We took plenty of photos for you to get the picture.