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by john4d
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cost of getting temporary plates to export a car
Replies: 17
Views: 1016

Re: Cost of getting temporary plates to export a car

Scooby Wrote I think my Uncle holds the prize for the worst car in the family.... a Wartburg. Wow. It may have been the worst car in your family but it was the best in mine (well the only one actually) The only weakness it had was a high fuel consumption and a rather weak clutch, I think I changed i...
by john4d
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Green card car insurance.
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: Green card car insurance.

Remember that the 'Green Card' only provides proof that you have third party insurance. Most Greek insurance companies do not provide comprehensive cover outside of Greece, they think driving outside of Greece is too risky! One even told me it was illegal to do so. It is worth checking with your ins...
by john4d
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Pound - Euro fx rate
Replies: 46
Views: 3259

Re: Pound - Euro fx rate

Warwick wrote Looking back a further 20 years when I first came on holiday to Greece £1 = Δρχ240 so in that 20 year period the Drachma more than halved in value against Sterling. That demonstrates that a 2:1 variation in exchange rate is quite possible in a 20 year time frame and this is why Greece ...
by john4d
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Brewery and glamping in crete
Replies: 15
Views: 1430

Re: Brewery and glamping in crete

In effect you would probably have to get licences for two new businesses, going through all the requirements and costs for each.


If you have two businesses won't you be assessed for tax on both seperately?
by john4d
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: UK mobile providers
Replies: 13
Views: 2803

Re: UK mobile providers

Yes I've had this with Three. I overcame it by getting another PAYG sim, putting some money on it and keeping it as a spare, though not in a phone otherwise it would register as being in Greece.Three assured me that even if they switched my 'roaming' off I could still receive calls from the UK, so a...
by john4d
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Please explain
Replies: 10
Views: 2219

Re: Please explain

Well this thread has brought back memories. Firstly the main theme, of naming children after grandparents. This used to be the practice in England. Some years ago, whilst researching my wife's ancestors in Cumbria, we discovered a series of William, John, William, John relationships. We were okay un...
by john4d
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Vehicle Testing
Replies: 9
Views: 2021

Re: Vehicle Testing

Is there an equivalent of a UK SORN? other than handing in the plates?

I'm currently stuck in the UK due to a medical condition and cannot get to Crete to either MOT my vehicle or hand in the plates.
by john4d
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Paying Electric bills
Replies: 16
Views: 3961

Re: Paying Electric bills

For many years I've paid my Electricity Bill by "direct debit" from my Bank of Hania account so when I breezed in and asked them to set up a "direct debit" to pay my WIND account I was somewhat taken aback when they said "We don't deal with them. You can pay Vodafone or Cosm...
by john4d
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Ferry Fire
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

Re: Ferry Fire

I've done the Italy - Crete ferry crossings about 20 times and on one occasion only, did we have a complete evacuation at sea drill. Ships siren blowing seven times, assemble at the muster point, issued with life jackets, formed into a "conga" line and led down the stairs through the fire ...
by john4d
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Piraeus Bank ATM Withdrawal Charge
Replies: 15
Views: 4965

Re: Piraeus Bank ATM Withdrawal Charge

Are there any charges on pre-paid cards?
by john4d
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Cyprus or Crete ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3147

Re: Cyprus or Crete ?

Warwick I may have misunderstood the solidarity tax. I thought the tax was always applied from zero. ie if the total income is €35.000 then you pay 6.5% on the whole €35,000, (€2,275) not just on the €5000 above €30,000 (€325) which would give a total of €1001. Did it change when they changed the pe...
by john4d
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Life with a pacemaker
Replies: 14
Views: 4009

Re: Life with a pacemaker

Yes, I've recently had two MRI scans and I have steel plates and pins in both of my legs, no problem having the scans,
by john4d
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Junker
Replies: 11
Views: 2974

Re: Junker

Now the 'Head of the EU civil service' meets the elected US President to reach a trade deal. Apparently without consulting the leaders of the EU member states, France and Germany having now said he's not speaking for them.
by john4d
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Junker
Replies: 11
Views: 2974

Re: Junker

You're quite right Warwick, saying that Junker is 'head of the civil Service' it's just unfortunate that he doesn't know that. He masquerades as head of the EU, greeting foreign Heads of State. He even manages to go to the G8 (or now G7) meetings, taking part in their Photo Calls and 'handing' them....
by john4d
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Internet connection for visitors
Replies: 13
Views: 4217

Re: Internet connection for visitors

My UK Mobile phone operator does not allow tethering outside of the UK

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