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by Clio
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Politics
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Politics

To Politics (Noun) one might well add: The relating of fairytales in the guise of manifestos.

Did you see the piece about Mitsotakis promising to make the Greek streets flow with milk and honey?

http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2018/0 ... i-pledges/
by Clio
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Airbnb
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: Airbnb

Only three or four years ago a young couple stopped me one evening and asked if I knew where a foreign family called X lived, because they were renting a room from them. Later I mentioned that casually to a friend who said oh yes, there’s this new company through which you can stay in a family home,...
by Clio
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flights December - January
Replies: 24
Views: 2165

Re: Flights December - January

I have done similar trips to Manchester to work on a panto in the old days


Oh no! You didn't?

That's really intrigued me, Jeff, learning what's behind you. I had you down as having been a horny-handed son of the soil long before you came to Crete...
by Clio
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: south crete 2nd hand shop?
Replies: 9
Views: 827

Re: south crete 2nd hand shop?

The shop in Rethymno town is called Magic Corner http://rethymnoguide.com/magiccorner/index.htm. The deal there is that they sell items for you, in return for part of the proceeds. They open at ten in the morning, and if you aim to get to Rethymno a bit before that it should be possible to find a sp...
by Clio
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: About Crete
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Re: About Crete

Warwick has "not seen any evidence of the Meltemi where I am to the south west of Chania". Jean believes "we had finally started to have meltemi in the last couple of days". Here, up highish and towards the south coast, we’ve been battered by strong northerly and nor’ westerlies ...
by Clio
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: About Crete
Replies: 7
Views: 808

About Crete

Today was one of those days when you are glad not to be Richard Branson because then you would have to holiday in Mustique, and who in their right mind would want to holiday in Mustique when they could, like us, live in Crete? Starting – very early, before the crowds - at Moires market, to fill up w...
by Clio
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Thinking about buying in Rethymnon?
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Thinking about buying in Rethymnon?

When you say "an old stone house in the old part of Rethymnon" I'm assuming you mean the old city itself, not in the wider nomos? And I'm wondering how extensively you've researched the idea, because it wouldn't be everyone's idea of location for a home. To be honest, it wouldn't be mine, ...
by Clio
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 7807

Re: Storm Clouds.

I suggest that with immediate effect that this FORUM becomes a HAPPY FORUM. Me, I suggest that with immediate effect this forum becomes a forum for “discussion, news, about Crete & Greece". Then perhaps people might stop the endless self-interested, Anglocentric conjecturing, remember that...
by Clio
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Museum Fire
Replies: 12
Views: 1173

Re: Museum Fire

the fact is 'This Is Greece'. We don't have to condone it, but as 'visitors' in another country, there is not a lot of direct influence we can exert. The last thing Greeks want is 'foreigners' interfering. I'm not quite sure what you're saying, Bob. That as a foreigner here I shouldn't comment adve...
by Clio
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Museum Fire
Replies: 12
Views: 1173

Re: Museum Fire

The truly criminal aspect of the tragedy is the failure of successive Greek governments to address properly the issue of summer wildfires in the country. It's a known, annual problem which has been dogged by maladministration, apathy and corruption. After the 2007 or the 2009 fires - I can't remembe...
by Clio
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Museum Fire
Replies: 12
Views: 1173

Re: Museum Fire

Nice old neo-classical building, as I recall. Great site now for a block of luxury flats or a boutique hotel...Just saying.
by Clio
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coolair
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: Coolair

looks like I'll have to stick to the cold Mythos strategy.

That the one where you put the bowl of Mythos in front of a fan?
by Clio
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Google Translate
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: Google Translate

Google translate is a lot better than it used to be but it is still far from perfect You can say that again and in reverse. My favourite mega-taverna has menus with the usual quaint but adequate multi-language translations, but a Google-speaker has clearly had a hand in the very different English-l...

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