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by Maud
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Residency
Replies: 48
Views: 3771

Re: Residency

I think the cabins are expensive, especially as the tannoy system keeps you awake anyway! We are fortunate that we can sleep in our vehicle with ANEK on the Italy/Greece leg of our journey. We quite enjoy that part of the trip, although I always find the overnight Piraeus to Kriti sailing tough. Hav...
by Maud
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Residency
Replies: 48
Views: 3771

Re: Residency

Thanks for the update. You have done really well get so much distance covered in a short time and with bad weather! How have you managed for accommodation? Have you just slept in the car? I assume you have a cabin for your Minoan part of the journey? Keep safe and relax on the ferry crossing. - You ...
by Maud
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Residency
Replies: 48
Views: 3771

Re: Residency

It is possible to do it Tom, but do be careful. We drive that journey (with a return) at least once a year. If you haven’t driven on an Italian motorway before be prepared for an new experience! We try to do as much as possible on a Sunday when the lorries are off the roads. (Especially the St Gotth...
by Maud
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: UK car to Crete Import cost?
Replies: 32
Views: 2175

Re: UK car to Crete Import cost?

Drive your Merc out. Your dog will be comfortable in a car it knows, and you will be doing the journey in a car that you can trust. You will then have six months to decide what to do. It will give you time to either search for a Greek registered car, and possibly sell the Merc in Greece. If all else...
by Maud
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Σεισμός!
Replies: 12
Views: 982

Re: Σεισμός!

I lose track of time, but I think it was June 2015 when we were having lunch with friends in their apartment in Rethymno. We were all sitting on the balcony ( on the third floor), when we felt the building sway. We have endured numerous quakes in Greece over the years, but we have never been on the ...
by Maud
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Tearing up the withdrawal agreement?
Replies: 53
Views: 4080

Re: Tearing up the withdrawal agreement?

When visiting Scotland a few years ago I was chatting to a local fisherman. His catch consisted mainly of shell fish. - Everything was sent to Spain. He didn’t want Brexit. Neither did his mates who were also small time fishermen......earning a living from shellfish. Even within the fishing industry...
by Maud
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Tearing up the withdrawal agreement?
Replies: 53
Views: 4080

Re: Tearing up the withdrawal agreement?

Johnson has already lost one job for being untruthful. I don’t think any of this will come as a surprise to many. The problem for the EU is what to do next.....and how much can they trust anything Johnson and his Government agree to in the future. - Trust is very important in all walks of life! As f...
by Maud
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flying Crete - UK
Replies: 112
Views: 10695

Re: Flying Crete - UK

by Maud
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Flying Crete - UK
Replies: 112
Views: 10695

Re: Flying Crete - UK

Wow! To put things simply...... I think people are getting confused on here between doing the right thing to keep everyone safe, and not doing it just because they have been told TO do it! What has happened to common sense? Like Clio, I would be manning the barricades to defend civil liberties. I do...
by Maud
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Nothing has changed on here then
Replies: 92
Views: 13488

Re: Nothing has changed on here then

Bob......a very good post. Thank goodness we are all different. It could ba a case of The Stepford Wives otherwise!
by Maud
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Nothing has changed on here then
Replies: 92
Views: 13488

Re: Nothing has changed on here then

Hear, hear Warwick. - I also have nothing but praise and thanks for Carol. I joined this forum when the website first started. I left for some years (I am not a fan of on-line comments, and I was too busy to make time to read them), and then I rejoined when I had more time to spare. I have had stron...
by Maud
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR CRETE POST CONVID-19
Replies: 51
Views: 4849

Re: WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR CRETE POST CONVID-19

A ‘pipe dream’ evansmr. - No large manufacturing base, no major financial services industry, few natural resources, and even with a government that isn’t corrupt.......a crippling debt.

As much as I wish things were otherwise, I cannot ever see Greece becoming self sufficient.
by Maud
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Alarming rise in cases on Crete.
Replies: 60
Views: 8373

Re: Alarming rise in cases on Crete.

I understand the test and trace is not efficient unless it achieves 80% of its target. To repeat what I wrote earlier, “SOME people can be selfish.” In fact two people were taken off a flight from the U.K. to Italy this evening. They boarded a flight to go on holiday knowing that they had Covid 19. ...
by Maud
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Alarming rise in cases on Crete.
Replies: 60
Views: 8373

Re: Alarming rise in cases on Crete.

The virus is spread from person to person, or from an infected person to a surface and then on to another person. The more people meet others, or travel around touching items, the greater the chance of the virus being transmitted. - It is not rocket science. Governments know this, but they have to b...
by Maud
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR CRETE POST CONVID-19
Replies: 51
Views: 4849

Re: WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR CRETE POST CONVID-19

Yes John, I think we are a long time off an effective vaccine just yet. I agree with Jean though, that Crete is probably better off than most of Greece. We live in very uncertain times.

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