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by Plodder
Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek driving licence renewal
Replies: 29
Views: 7205

Re: Greek driving licence renewal

Out of curiosity folks,

Those of you who have a Greek licence, and hire cars in the UK, do you need any documentation other than the licence?
As a UK licence holder, I have to get a code from DVLA to prove I have no endorsements.

Chris
by Plodder
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Car Tax
Replies: 58
Views: 17926

Re: Car Tax

One of the very rare occasions I am glad I own an older 1349cc car :-)
by Plodder
Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: private health insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 6519

Re: private health insurance

Are you heating a mansion Warwick !! :o Our electricity (only fuel we use) is about 70 euros a month, winter and summer. That covers heating, cooling, water, cooking (halogen hob and fan oven), so about 850 euros for the year. We have a two bedroom apartment. Oh, we do have a portable gas heater, th...
by Plodder
Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: private health insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 6519

Re: private health insurance

So you don't move "permanently abroad"?? Now that the State pension age has moved to 67/68, there are UK people here who are now living on private/ works pensions and still have years to go before they can register for free IKA treatment having worked full time for decades in the UK contr...
by Plodder
Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: health insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 4850

Re: health insurance

I too have private medical insurance with Interamerican, as I do not qualify for free health care.
Mouche does not need to comply with EU directives, as he is from Norway !!
by Plodder
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Sim Card - Pay as You Go / tourist
Replies: 20
Views: 10443

Re: Greek Sim Card - Pay as You Go / tourist

I have a Greek pay as you go SIM card. Got it from the Vodafone shop in Agios. Didn't need AFM, just passport.
I top it up on line via the Vodafone web site.
Couldn't have been any simpler. Vodafone reception is good in Elounda, but can't speak for where you are.
Cheers
Chris
by Plodder
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Driving a car with foreign plates
Replies: 21
Views: 6688

Re: Driving a car with foreign plates

No filipos, it's not just you !! When we moved here, we made sure that we did everything completely above board. IKA, AMKA, proper contracts for our house rental, car purchased and registered, etc, etc. As a consequence, I never have to stress about whether I'm going to get "caught out". :...
by Plodder
Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Buy furniture etc or ship it over ...?
Replies: 36
Views: 16378

Re: Buy furniture etc or ship it over ...?

We shipped ours out using White Van Man.
Better value than Nomad, we did it in two lots, and not a single item was broken !!

Still use them now for the occasional "red cross parcels" :-)
by Plodder
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: strike while the iron's hot
Replies: 3
Views: 1800

Re: strike while the iron's hot

The guy is clueless.
How can he compare Nazi occupation of Luxembourg with the Greek/Turkish situation!!
by Plodder
Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Not The Best Timing
Replies: 35
Views: 17517

Re: Not The Best Timing

Loretta you are such a bitch, leave the poor man alone, you'll put him off :P

North East Crete definitely the best, and only some of the Brits are dodgy ........ :wink:
by Plodder
Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Saving petrol
Replies: 17
Views: 6278

Re: Saving petrol

Rover SD1's were the best cars to do it in. Particularly the 3.5l V8.
I can recall the odd moment or two in a busy High Street, when I used to turn the ignition off, coast a couple of seconds, then turn it on again :-)

Of course I was younger then :roll:
by Plodder
Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Saving petrol
Replies: 17
Views: 6278

Re: Saving petrol

Kilkis and Satcure , Coasting downhill is not illegal. As long as you were in the driving seat, the ignition was on (steering lock) and brakes worked, then you would be in control of speed and direction, therefore in full control of the car. This of course only applies in the UK. Here in Greece, it ...
by Plodder
Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
Replies: 14
Views: 5091

Re: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Here in Elounda, the broadband has been terribly slow for a few days. Kind of nostalgic, as it reminds me of the old dial-up days, but damned annoying if you want to do something. It's my first full summer here, and I am clueless about broadband, so just assumed it was due to heavy usage now the tou...
by Plodder
Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Google Translate
Replies: 9
Views: 3410

Re: Google Translate

I'm always amused by the auto translation on Facebook. It makes for interesting reading sometimes.

I hate Greeklish, my Greek isn't good enough to be able to try and guess what people are saying sometimes.
by Plodder
Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Electric Bill In English
Replies: 5
Views: 3694

Re: Electric Bill In English

Could I be very cheeky and ask if anyone has anything similar for OTE bills?

Cheers

Chris

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