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by Guy M
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The road to Zakros
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Re: The road to Zakros

Well, you are all correct- it’s lovely in the East. We stayed at Yiannis’ Retreat in Kato Zakros - a steal at €60 a night. The only beach i’ve ever been as good as Xerocampos was in an equally isolated part of Mauritius years ago - and you couldn’t have a mud bath there. Amazing the difference betwe...
by Guy M
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The road to Zakros
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Re: The road to Zakros

Thanks for the really helpful advice - this is a much happier thread than the ones on Brexit...
by Guy M
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The road to Zakros
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Re: The road to Zakros

Brilliant. Can’t wait - we are staying in Kate Zakros and it looks like heaven.
by Guy M
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The road to Zakros
Replies: 16
Views: 998

The road to Zakros

We are going to Zakros this weekend. Any recent experience of the road there (either from the North or South coasts).Thanks.
by Guy M
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Thinking about buying in Rethymnon?
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Thinking about buying in Rethymnon?

Great place, Rethymnon. We had a couple of nights in Casa Moazzo in the centre of town last week. Like Clio says it is crowded at this time of year - reminded me of Venice in that respect - and the drainage is rubbish. I’ve always thought we might move to there or Chania when we are older and need t...
by Guy M
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 95
Views: 4765

Re: Storm Clouds.

What’s that sound that can’t be heard in this thread? Oh yes, it’s the sound of the penny dropping.
by Guy M
Wed May 30, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: dog barking at night
Replies: 12
Views: 1404

Re: dog barking at night

Every night we hear the most beautiful sound: scops owls calling to each other across the valley. It’s very Heaven.
by Guy M
Tue May 01, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Looking to buy a holiday home..
Replies: 21
Views: 2194

Re: Looking to buy a holiday home..

Hi. This is a bit off topic, but related. My advice to anyone buying in Crete, above everything else, is to get a good lawyer to help with the purchase. As a byproduct they can get you a decent accountant for all that property tax stuff. We have a 200 year old house with a good sized garden and oliv...
by Guy M
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Plane spotter arrested near CHQ Airport
Replies: 14
Views: 1360

Re: Plane spotter arrested near CHQ Airport

The naval vessels are often not identified on the site but if you can get the hull number (painted large on both sides) they can almost always be found on Wikipedia or another shipping site (Warships of the World is good) etc etc I guess this must be a boy thing..... This is the best comment ever o...
by Guy M
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Netflix UK
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: Netflix UK

I got Netflix programmes to download to my IPad easily last summer via kafenion wireless - but haven’t tried streaming.
by Guy M
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Ryanair
Replies: 16
Views: 1474

Re: Ryanair

We were unlucky enough to fly from Heraklion last week - EasyJet was cheaper than RyanAir. No one, neither airlines or passengers, should have to pay for travel through this airport- the departure lounge was an old arrivals hall with baggage carousels still in it - we used these as seating. And if a...
by Guy M
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Yannis: The Return
Replies: 35
Views: 2628

Re: Yannis: The Return

Is he a good Economist? Mmm, Possibly, but his own description of ‘accidental economist’ is probably more accurate. What he is not is a good politician. Based on the EU debt negotiation farce of a few years ago, he doesn’t seem to understand how people think or react - which suggests he doesn’t unde...
by Guy M
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Yannis: The Return
Replies: 35
Views: 2628

Re: Yannis: The Return

Yannis Varoufakis: the ego has landed.Not a good thing.
by Guy M
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Abyss.
Replies: 12
Views: 1458

Re: Abyss.

I don’t think it’s always right that a government should do nothing. When you come into government, there are things that previous governments will have done (or not done) that you will think need changing, and over time in government there will be events that need a response - the poisoning in Sali...
by Guy M
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Abyss.
Replies: 12
Views: 1458

Re: Abyss.

It may well be true that it’s hard to clear up a mess you’ve made, especially if you are a politician. Nonetheless, the fact remains: it is extremely poor form not to do so, until you have been told unequivocally to stop. What you should never do is run away. I strongly feel this is a requisite of p...

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