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by bobscott
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Passport renewal
Replies: 14
Views: 711

Re: Passport renewal

As far as renewal of an existing Greek driving licence is concerned, if you do it through KEP you can renew as close to the expiry date of the old licence as you want. The paper issued by KEP, proving that you have applied for a new licence and that you have submitted everything necessary, can be u...
by bobscott
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Passport renewal
Replies: 14
Views: 711

Re: Passport renewal

Why do they make such meaningless statements? What does "It is taking longer than usual to process applications..." mean. How long does it normally take? How long is it taking now? A week, a month, a year, a decade? They must know the information? Surely they collect statistics in order t...
by bobscott
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mitsotakis stands up to EU
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: Mitsotakis stands up to EU

Mitsotakis (conservative Greek PM) stands up to EU over Covid fund, this will not end well. https://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2020/07/05/mitsotakis-greece-eu-covid-recovery-fund/ He's not from the party of my choice (virtual of course - I have no vote in Greek national elections) but he is I am sur...
by bobscott
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 267
Views: 21907

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

Kilkis wrote:I'm sure it's just the media exaggerating, Kamisiana?

Warwick


Come on old chap - get with it! It's FAKE NEWS!
Bob.
by bobscott
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Direct flights from the UK to Greece from 15th July confirmed.
Replies: 21
Views: 1267

Re: Direct flights from the UK to Greece from 15th July confirmed.

Kilkis wrote:Oh well. One more Friday to go out to a taverna then back into self isolation until October. The freedom was nice while it lasted.

Warwick


Absolutely! Local minimarket owner says today another lockdown is imminent. Hooray! Bob.
by bobscott
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 267
Views: 21907

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

No need to be sarcastic, Warwick. I was merely wondering if the party goers would actually holiday this year on Crete thats all, more likely to go to Spain where they were welcomed. Regarding the reckless drinkers, im sure those things happened., and you can hardly wear a mask when you are drinking...
by bobscott
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 267
Views: 21907

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

The ambiguity I referred to in my post yesterday resolved. The list I quoted was not mandatory , merely advisory . Interestingly the Greek Government has since clarified as reported above that no flights from the UK before July 15th at the earliest despite a previous intention to go ahead sooner. Al...
by bobscott
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 267
Views: 21907

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

From today's Apokoronasourhome daily bulletin. "Following consultations, EU Member States have decided to open their borders to 14 countries and 4 states from 1 July. With final approval, the EU will now accept travelers from: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Serbia, San Marino, Monaco, V...
by bobscott
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 267
Views: 21907

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

[quote="Kilkis" I don't know if people are aware of where the word quarantine originates from. In the 14 century Venice was a major trading port which, unlike other ports, was not badly affected by the plague. Frequently, however, it would get outbreaks of plague brought in by ships from o...
by bobscott
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 267
Views: 21907

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

[quote="chrissyg" This attitude of yeah, maybe this week, maybe next, maybe next month sounds all a bit typical (lol).[/quote]

Typical of what, Chrissyg?
by bobscott
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!
Replies: 267
Views: 21907

Re: British hopes of summer holidays abroad quashed!

Of course, it's one thing for Boris to say Brits can go to Greece now; it's up to the Greek government whether they allow that to happen or not. Bob.
by bobscott
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Let's alter history
Replies: 39
Views: 2240

Re: Let's alter history

Why is this thread even on here? It has nothing to do with Living in Crete. There are plenty of "echo chambers" on social media where people can express their opinions to their hearts' content. Carol has ticked us off in the past for straying off message. I'm not saying the topic isn't im...
by bobscott
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Advice on UK residency rights in Greece
Replies: 24
Views: 2125

Re: Advice on UK residency rights in Greece

............. and are they going to just exchange one for the other, or will there be a need to exercise the usual Greek bureaucratic system and provide supporting information like tax return, rental agreement, property deeds, etc? Bob.
by bobscott
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Let's alter history
Replies: 39
Views: 2240

Re: Let's alter history

[quote="john4d"]Oh look here's a parapet I'll stick my head over it. 1) I saw an interview on TV with one of the activists in Bristol who said (paraphrased) "We sent a petition to the Council to have it removed, they talked about it but did nothing, so we had to take action" Howe...
by bobscott
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Let's alter history
Replies: 39
Views: 2240

Re: Let's alter history

When I did my first teaching practise in the late 1960’s, the regular class teacher was West African. Coincidentally we shared a surname. I always think back happily at how the class of 10 year olds asked me on my first day if I was their teachers daughter?!! I just wish that sense of innocence sti...

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