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by Guy M
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: CoronaVirus now confirmed on Crete
Replies: 179
Views: 12596

Re: CoronaVirus now confirmed on Crete

The charts in the attached link from the FT show something remarkable: the job Greece is doing in ‘flattening the curve’ - the only European country, other than Norway, that is following a trajectory similar to South Korea. While the U.K. follows Italy and France, and Spain runs out of control, what...
by Guy M
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: CoronaVirus now confirmed on Crete
Replies: 179
Views: 12596

Re: CoronaVirus now confirmed on Crete

Thanks for the new links, BST and Ros21. Clearly there are very small discrepancies between the different reporting sites but nothing significant that would affect behaviour. It looks like the number of cases in all Greece has been doubling somewhere around every 6 days since about 1 March. The UK ...
by Guy M
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: CoronaVirus now confirmed on Crete
Replies: 179
Views: 12596

Re: CoronaVirus now confirmed on Crete

From the perspective of the U.K., it looks like Greece has handled this better than many. https://sciencenorway.no/crisis-epidemic-mortality/very-low-mortality-rate-from-coronavirus-in-norway-compared-to-other-countries/1661751 Yes, it’s testing. Germany likewise does lots of tests and has a fewer ...
by Guy M
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: INGENUITY IN SPAIN
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Re: INGENUITY IN SPAIN

Do you think you’d get away with taking a cat for a walk?
by Guy M
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: CoronaVirus now confirmed on Crete
Replies: 179
Views: 12596

Re: CoronaVirus now confirmed on Crete

From the perspective of the U.K., it looks like Greece has handled this better than many. U.K. has over 1,000 deaths with the prospect of many more - the country wasn’t very good at self isolation and the government was too weak to enforce a strict lockdown early on, despite this being a key message...
by Guy M
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Virus
Replies: 61
Views: 4948

Re: Virus

https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/good-ne ... ssion=true


Some people won’t have to worry about the great toilet roll panic of 2020.
by Guy M
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The final countdown....
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Re: The final countdown....

From a practical point of view, having a right hand drive car in Crete might be a bit of a pain - you see them on the roads sometimes, but not that often. We have the same make, model and mileage of car in the U.K. and Crete and the U.K. one was much more expensive to buy, as well as having the stee...
by Guy M
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: School of European Education of Heraklion Admissions
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: School of European Education of Heraklion Admissions

We DO have school age children, and we have experience of living in another country - in our case, Kenya. Schooling was fine in Nairobi, but we couldn’t do this in Crete - our house is a long way from either Heraklion or Chania, where there are international schools. I do know someone whose English ...
by Guy M
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Crete Documentary
Replies: 18
Views: 2151

Re: Crete Documentary

Ithought this was mightily disappointing and wondered whether I felt this because I knew more about Crete than its (half-Greek) presenter. A much better tv programme on Crete is Simon Reeve’s BBC programme around Greece - he is really good at getting something of the real country - as he is of most ...
by Guy M
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: East Med Gas Pipeline
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: East Med Gas Pipeline

This would have a much bigger impact (good or bad) on Crete than the East Med pipeline if it happens.

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/0 ... -of-crete/
by Guy M
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: East Med Gas Pipeline
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: East Med Gas Pipeline

Not exactly going in the right direction for the environment is it.! :cry: That kind of depends. Gas emits less CO2 than oil which emits less than coal. Gas is widely recognised as a transition fuel given the intermittency of renewable alternatives and the lack of battery technology to store energy...
by Guy M
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: East Med Gas Pipeline
Replies: 4
Views: 707

East Med Gas Pipeline

I guess I am not the only one sent this link today, with a comment that the East Med Gas Pipeline will lead to a rise in property prices on Crete. https://hellasjournal.com/2019/12/american-chambers-of-greece-cyprus-and-israel-hail-eastmed-act-signing-by-us-president/ Maybe, but there are a number o...
by Guy M
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Property purchase costs involved ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1357

Re: Property purchase costs involved ?

When we bought our house (20 years ago!) we also paid only one lump sum but we were given a breakdown by the estate agent and lawyer. I was clueless. We had to go to the notary in Chania to sign some statement and when we got there we were taken into what I thought was the reception where a woman be...
by Guy M
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Hotels for Christmas.
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: Hotels for Christmas.

Case Leone is very highly recommended.
by Guy M
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: State pension inequality
Replies: 28
Views: 4412

Re: State pension inequality

The (justified) protests against this change to the pension age will be nothing if Iain’s Duncan Smith gets his way. https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/pension-ageiain-duncan-smith-75_uk_5d5978fce4b0eb875f256f57?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvLnVrLw&guce_referrer_...

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