Landed in Izmir spent unloaded suitcases and went to have money exchange. Walked towards the bay and the park at the bay with many condos overlooking at the water. People are friendly. Izmir, a city believed to be the birthplace of Homer. Visited the city of Lydia, Ephesus and the house of "Maryann" Turkish name for Virgin Mary. The visit to Acropolis, an impressive construction which houses the Temple of Trajan, the Heroon shrine, the Sanctuary of Athena, the Altar of Zeus, the Theater and the Library of Pergamum, built by King Eumenes II, whose collection came second only to that of Alexandria's. Interestingly, however, the Acropolis in Pergamum functioned opposite the Acropolis in Athens, centering its purpose on the "daily life" of its citizens rather than religious worship.