Pergamon

Pergamon

Bergama

Bergama

Bozcaada

Bozcaada

Esref, Bergama

Esref, Bergama

Headstone, Selcuk

Headstone, Selcuk

Bergama

Bergama

Pergamon

Pergamon

Ephesus

Ephesus

First haircut, Bergama

First haircut, Bergama

Before

Before

After

After

Lucy and Ethel, Assos

Lucy and Ethel, Assos

Turkey

Aegean Coast

September 2007 • Most Westerners stick to the western edge of the country, a well-trod tourist trail from Istanbul along the Aegean coast to the Mediterranean Sea. Unfortunately the people who make their living off it are a somewhat jaded bunch. Selcuk (Ephesus) was a drag, but Bergama (Pergamon) was my first brush with Turkey's legendary hospitality. An older couple found me wandering the streets looking for a restaurant; it wasn't open because of Ramazan, so they pulled me inside their home and fed me dinner. We talked for a couple of hours, which is remarkable mostly because they didn't know a word of English.

Pergamon

Pergamon

Bergama

Bergama

Bozcaada

Bozcaada

Esref, Bergama

Esref, Bergama

Headstone, Selcuk

Headstone, Selcuk

Bergama

Bergama

Pergamon

Pergamon

Ephesus

Ephesus

First haircut, Bergama

First haircut, Bergama

Before

Before

After

After

Lucy and Ethel, Assos

After