PAMUKKALE: Our next stop was a natural wonder, cliffs and pools of Pamukkale, coated in white calcium by mineral springs that flow over them. Posters for Turkey make this look like a vast area, but it's really fairly small, as this distant shot showing about a goodly portion of the site makes clear. Access to the site is limited to those willing to walk barefoot over the often painfully rough calicified surface. A long line of Europeans in bikinis wincing their way along the rocks is reminiscent of Medieval penitents inching on their knees along the streets of Campostella to the cathedral.