Day 10: Visiting Laodikeia and arriving in Pamukkale

Today, our 10th day in Turkey, we left the beautiful city of Kusadasi at 09 a.m. to go to our best hotel in a really nice day! We were very excited!!

After about one hour and 40 minutes, we had our first stop to buy something to eat and to go to the bathrooms.

At 12:30 p.m. we stopped to have lunch in a small shopping mall called Sumer Park. After 1 hour of lunch we came back on the bus, drove for a while and stopped at the Ancient Roman City of Laodikeia, located on the top of a hill. Here we a Roman Theatre, an active excavation, construction of a modern roof to protect an ancient church and the ancient city’s ruins.

At 3:00p.m. we arrived in the Spa Hotel Colossae Thermal, which has indoor and outdoor thermal swimming pools, soccer, basketball and tennis courts, a spa, massage center, Turkish baths and a lot more! The spa features of the hotel are actually an important part of Turkish culture, especially the Hamman and spa treatments. It is a way that they preserve their old traditions. The hotel is located outside the city of Pamukkale, surrounded by mountains.

Some students went in the swimming pool during the rest of the day, others went to the gym, and we had a wonderful massage and free facial also! At 6:30p.m. we had dinner, as usual, however the food here is much better than the food from the other hotels! All of us are loving this place!

Nathalia Beller and Rafaella Jorge