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We were captivated and fascinated by the Turkish history, culture, people and landscape (did I mention the food ?) that we had the pleasure to experience this month.

I want to note the one small, but unpleasant, episode, as a warning to others. We had a slightly late air arrival in Denizli, en route to Pamukkale, where we had reservations at the Melrose Hotel. The transport from the airport was a well marked bus and the driver assured us, as had the Hotel, that he would drop us at the Melrose. It was dark and raining and chilly. After a drive of maybe less than one hour, the bus stopped by the side of the road. Our luggage, and that of two Asian women with no common language with us or the driver, was summarily dropped by the wet road, and we're told that we needed to take the Dolmush size vehicle, pay more, and he would take us to the Melrose. We had no choice...the larger bus had taken off. OK.

When we arrived at the Melrose, the cheerful terrace made us cheerful, too - for about 5 minutes ! Then the proprietress, who had our names and our reservation in hand, told us that we would be staying at their other, newly opened hotel, up the road. Grrrr !

This new hotel ( still chilly, still raining...foot hurting ) was a bit like a fancy Motel 6 - run by the woman's husband. We were not happy. But, it was just for one night - Pamukkale and the Tavertines on the morrow, so adapt in good travel mode. And, the place was clean !

So, be alert for the switches....in transport and in hotel. Perhaps some knowledgable posters can suggest ways to avoid this transportation scam ?

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