Bergama Acropolis June 9th 2012 Left in the morning for the Acropolis, which is the giant complex of ruined buildings that sits far above Bergama. It was nice, I didn't have to walk up to the top: there was a brand new cable car that zips you up in 5 minutes or so.
Pergamum was once a very powerful kingdom (the Attalid Kingdom) some 2300 years ago. Then it became an important Roman town. So there's no lack of importan ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Bergama Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
The best places aren't on any maps.
- Herman Melville
At the end of all of our exploration we will arrive back at the beginning and know that place for the very first time.
- T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to confront only the essential facts of life, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not truly lived.
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden... full info