Last Day in Bergama June 10th 2012 Set off in the morning for the Bergama Archeological Museum. German archeologists basically ransacked the ruins around Bergama in the late 1800s, and shipped most of the important pieces back to Germany (that's why the Pergamum Altar is in Berlin). What they decided wasn't worth the hassle of lugging back, they left to the people of Bergama (that was nice, wasn't it?). All of these cas ... 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