Visiting the cotton castle – The travertines of Pamukkale

At first glance, I let out a heavy sigh. This was it? After travelling for almost 4 hours to reach the park, all I could see ahead was what appeared to be a dirty bobsled hill on a hot July day – when the alluring whiteness of winter snow becomes smeared with soil and is…

A tale of two continents

A potpourri of cultures across different timelines merges here as the Bosphorus strait bonds Asia and Europe in this ancient city. The skyline of Istanbul appears around me, dotted with minarets and mosques, palaces and churches and each one of them has a story to tell. We reached there in the afternoon and after resting…