This is Izmir, a city on the Eastern shore of the Mediterranean see. It has a cute winding road on the side of the beach.

Not too far North is Pergamon. Originally a Greek colony, it came under Roman and Ottoman rule as the centuries passed. The Acropolis – partially reconstructed – is the main attraction. We’ve seen parts of it also at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. Quite nice!

Pergamon was our last scheduled stop in Asia. Soon after, we were on the Bosphorus bridge, crossing to Europe. We travelled 23,300 km by bike and thousands more by train, plane, ship and bus.