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by Mixos
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Flights
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Flights

Lovely jubbly, moggieman, thanks for that. Bagged a bargain already. :D
by Mixos
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitos
Replies: 15
Views: 786

Re: Mosquitos

Ah, you mean the " curly-wurlies " aka " stink worms " that seem to just emerge from the walls? They smell revolting if crushed and the birds and cats won't touch them, so I guess they are pretty toxic. Brushing them into a dustpan and dropping them into the scrub down the road d...
by Mixos
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitos
Replies: 15
Views: 786

Re: Mosquitos

They must all be down our end of the island then filippos. I've just read on the internet that a fine spray of ordinary soapy water is a good roach killer. Who knew?
by Mixos
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitos
Replies: 15
Views: 786

Re: Mosquitos

Never mind wasps or mozzies, I've never seen so many cockroaches around... the cats are having a fine old time chasing them down. Didn't I read somewhere that they would survive even a "nuclear winter?" Oh dear.
by Mixos
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: How to become a greek resident
Replies: 54
Views: 2186

Re: How to become a greek resident

No, the process wasn't illegal, chrissy, as I'm sure the civil servant who got me to sign the declaration (a legal document as Warwick pointed out) would not have put her job at risk -- and she had nothing to gain by it. It's just that rules and regs in Greece are quite "elastic," and ofte...
by Mixos
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: How to become a greek resident
Replies: 54
Views: 2186

Re: How to become a greek resident

Apropos the comments by filippos and Warwick, yes I suppose it might depend on an individual seller or dealership whether or not you are asked for a residence card when buying a car. I should have added, chrissyg, that we bought ours from a main dealership and the salesman was initially somewhat con...
by Mixos
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: How to become a greek resident
Replies: 54
Views: 2186

Re: How to become a greek resident

chrissyg, let me assure you that you do NOT need a residency certificate to buy a car here. We have had a car for over five years and have never been resident in Greece for tax purposes nor had a residence card, whether beige, blue or any other colour. The only conditions we had to meet were these: ...
by Mixos
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Project manager percentage?
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: Project manager percentage?

That sounds pretty fair, audacity. We paid a bit more than that 14 years ago for everything you list above, but we also had a guaranteed end stop date written in, so maybe you should agree to the 15% on condition that the project is finished within an agreed timetable. In our case it was a complete ...
by Mixos
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 40
Views: 4536

Re: Greek Driving Licence

Hmmm. I know the picture of police stopping a nice new car on a broad highway is merely illustrative, but can we expect a rigorous enforcement of the new law in the villages, where old boys in battered and probably uninsured pick-up trucks drive straight at you in the middle of the road? No, I don't...
by Mixos
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: ENFIA 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1431

Re: ENFIA 2018

Yes, I think that's three years in a row that the charge has remained the same. The nice lady in the bank said I was the first to pay. Silly me.
by Mixos
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Hello
Replies: 17
Views: 1335

Re: Hello

In the end, the problem of mess from stray cats (and dogs) is down to the behaviour of the Greek people isn't it? Why? Because by and large they still refuse to deal with the problem at source, through a comprehensive neutering regime. Some people prefer to drown kittens or puppies or throw them in ...
by Mixos
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The road to Zakros
Replies: 16
Views: 1596

Re: The road to Zakros

The Valley of the Dead gorge is certainly worth the walk, but probably not in August? Years ago we walked it from the top down, planning to get the bus back up the road, only to discover there were no buses on a Sunday! Had a good lunch then traipsed all the way back up again. No way I could manage ...
by Mixos
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The road to Zakros
Replies: 16
Views: 1596

Re: The road to Zakros

Yes, there's a good blacktop road all the way to Kato Zakros now, Guy, with a choice of the long and scenic route from the Ziros plateau via Xerokambos, as Jeff describes, or via Paleokastro and Zakros. Both offer a stunning drive. A word of advice if you're planning to lie on the beach.. there's ve...
by Mixos
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 7797

Re: Storm Clouds.

I usually can't be bothered to get into a ding-dong on this forum but I can't let the comments aimed at me by Warwick and Brian go unanswered. In the context of Brian's original and unattributed post at the top of this thread, I was perfectly correct to describe it as a "what if" scare sto...
by Mixos
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 7797

Re: Storm Clouds.

Exactly so, Warwick, which is why these "what if" scare stories peddled by sections of the UK media are just that. The other EU member states have a far bigger stake in avoiding the sort of problems Brian is quoting, because they have so many more of their citizens in the UK than we do in ...

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