5th June 2016
The temperature hit 30 degrees this week – absolutely wonderful.
The town is still fairly quiet. I went into Fethiye market on Tuesday. There were quite a few tourists but the stallholders are obviously getting panicky at lack of trade and this is making them very pushy. My daughter looked at a watch and was quoted 150tl. This then came down to 120tl and ended up at 50!!
As we walked along by the fish market, I was stopped by a young man outside a shop who asked me if I knew if many British tourists would be coming this year – he was a total stranger but obviously heard me speaking English.
I was copied in on this email regarding the 120 day rule – makes interesting reading.
We are in the process of renewing our Ikamets. We pretty much knew that my wife had gone over the 120 days out of the country in the last 12 months but when we began the process the guy in the office only asked me if I had gone over to which the honest answer was no. He did not ask my wife.
There is also an interesting snippet on the suspension of Paypal accounts in Turkey (CLICK HERE) I think this only applies to Paypal accounts registered in Turkey using Turkish bank accounts but I will try to find out more.