Today we went to Kuşadası to sort ourselves out some Turkish lessons. We start tomorrow. We’ll be learning separately as Hilary did four years’ evening classes and Ashley did not. Hilary will be revising her grammar then concentrate on speaking and listening. Ashley will be learning some basic grammar then practicing everyday speaking and listening.
We think the price is very reasonable for private lessons, even though we have to add on the cost of travel to and from Kuşadası
On the way to Kuşadası our dolmus (and the one ahead of it) were stopped by the traffic police. Everyone was asked for their ID. It was a good test of our language skills. Everyone’s ID except ours and that of the lady sitting next to us, were taken off and examined in a police car. We got chatting to the lady sitting next to us who is French, but lives in Cologne. It was very weird chatting in French because half the time the Turkish words were coming to mind (rather than either the French or the English).
After about ten minutes the IDs were returned and handed out by one of the passengers and we were on our way once more.