I hope I am not bombarding you with posts from Turkey at the moment, please bear with me:) There is so much to see, taste and appreciate that I hope through these posts, you can get a taste of what we are experiencing.
We have been traveling towards the north Aegean, and passing through fig trees, peach and cherry orchards and lots of olive trees; a very bountiful region, in addition to its historical significance. Here is a fig tree at the above photo, smells so wonderful.
This is the steepest ancient theatre in antiquity in Pergamom at the Aegean region, and used to seat 10,000 people. It is 12,000 ft above sea level and you can see the modern city Bergama at below, a very impressive sight.
And here we are at the Temple in ancient city Pergamom; the Traejans used to visit the temple to offer their sacrifice of animals to the Gods but remain at the below level for worshipping. And a lovely Mulberry tree in the at the side:)
And this is the place to be at the modern city of Bergama, that you may like a lunch break. At this traditional “lokanta”, restaurant, you can enjoy their signature meatballs, “kofte”,
and a very refreshing glass of “ayran”. This is my favorite drink, consisting of plain yoghurt, cold water and salt of your taste. You can blend with some ice cubes to get the foam. Wonderful, healthy refreshing drink that we Turks enjoy a lot.
Last but not least, here is a happy man, Ali, at Pergamom, proudly selling wonderful pine nuts and pine honey, thanks to the abundant pine trees in the region
Aegean region has lots to offer in terms of history, culture and food, definitely worth a stop – highly recommended:)