Drove to Izmir which is on the west coast of Turkey, to the second home exchange of this trip. Were met by our host who generously took us to a restaurant by the ocean where we ate and drank authentic Turkish fayre. We started with bean soup and a yoghut based drink, then an amazing banquet of many meats, vegetables, pitas, breads and salads. We could eat no more of this amazing food when we left and made our way to his comfortable three bedroomed home with all mod cons plus a large swimming pool and outdoor entertainment area. Here I am by the pool under the sweet smelling lilacs. We will spend a few afternoons relaxing here eating local olives and cheeses.