Search found 4901 matches

Go to advanced search

by filippos
Thu May 31, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Vietnamese Rice Paper Wraps
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Vietnamese Rice Paper Wraps

Does anyone know of a store that would sell Vietnamese Rice Paper Wraps in the Chaina area. Depends where you are. If you mean Chania area is that east or west of? There's a shop called Toko in Kalyves which I'd think is the best bet. The couple who run it sell a wide range of Far Eastern food item...
by filippos
Wed May 30, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: dog barking at night
Replies: 12
Views: 1060

Re: dog barking at night

Guy M wrote:Every night we hear the most beautiful sound: scops owls calling to each other across the valley. It’s very Heaven.
Yes, we had that when we lived in Tsivaras but we became used to those too, and went to sleep.
by filippos
Wed May 30, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: dog barking at night
Replies: 12
Views: 1060

Re: dog barking at night

Solution: only live in tourist areas close to hotels and apartments. It works We live within 80m of a large hotel and are surrounded by apartments. We don't have much in the way of barking dogs or croaking frogs but there are more than enough yowling cats to counter that shortage. We also have nois...
by filippos
Tue May 29, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: car trailers
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: car trailers

As far as I'm aware it's not a new ruling. It's several years since I checked but my understanding has been that a trailer and the towing vehicle always have to be registered together as a pair.
by filippos
Tue May 29, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: MOT time again!
Replies: 20
Views: 4324

Re: MOT time again!

Where is the nearest test centre from Kalives? Last test my car went through was very simple. I took it for a pre-test check with Babis (the vehicle accessory shop opposite the Armenoi road petrol station). Took the car to him 09:00. "I'll phone when it's ready or if there's anything expensive...
by filippos
Tue May 29, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: MOT time again!
Replies: 20
Views: 4324

Re: MOT time again!

The quickest way to it is leave the highway at Mournies junction and at the first set of lights (before Lidl) make an illegal 'U' turn and it's 100m or so on the right.

(In case anyone misunderstands that is tongue in cheek.)
by filippos
Sun May 27, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: noise
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: noise

Does he sell this furniture or is it for his own use? If it's a commercial enterprise find out if the premises are approved for the purpose and does he have the necessary licence to trade. If he's renting a villa close to others I'd hazard a guess that he's more likely to not have the relevant permi...
by filippos
Wed May 23, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Dentists in Chania/Apokoronas
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Dentists in Chania/Apokoronas

Milonakis/Mylonakis Michalis 22 Nearchou St. Chania Tel: 28210 55006 | Fax: 28210 28543 | Mob: 6977 677 188 e-mail: mmilonak@otenet.gr Husband and wife team, Michalis and Clairi with a good reputation (He's also a medical doctor) Has a good reputation for all types of dental work, especially Michali...
by filippos
Mon May 21, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: dog barking at night
Replies: 12
Views: 1060

Re: dog barking at night

The randy cats are much, much worse. After many years I'm still surprised (almost) by the volume of noise emitted by a small bundle of fur. But that's life in Crete; there are so many good thinks that compensate handsomely.
by filippos
Fri May 18, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: dog barking at night
Replies: 12
Views: 1060

Re: dog barking at night

Believe me, you'll get used to it. When we first arrived we were surrounded by neighbours with (mainly) yappy dogs and a few deep throated ones. They're doing their jobs of alarm raising when non-householders get close. The snag is, many of them include passing cars, cats and pine martens etc., as p...
by filippos
Fri May 18, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Driving
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: Driving

I had to obtain an International Driving Licence (mine from RAC) which cost not very much. All I remember is that it was mid 90s and could only have been for here or France but I don't have a clear recollection of which - no need to remember - but I think is was required for Greece.
by filippos
Thu May 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Dermatologist
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Dermatologist

Can't help in Rethymno but there's an excellent dermatologist in Xania. Georgios Milonakis, Megaro Plaza, (Corner of) Skalidi & Peiraios 1-3 (2nd floor). Turn left out of lift, through doorway to a balcony walkway, 3rd door along (maybe 4th) Office: 28210 36030 and 28210 44244 Mob: 6944 886 716 ...
by filippos
Mon May 14, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Furniture Disposal
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Furniture Disposal

Eleni at Alpha Omega in Kalyves accepts furniture and household items for local refugees charity. Office is on left on way out of Kalyves on Armenoi road.
by filippos
Sat May 12, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Kaolin Clay
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Kaolin Clay

I put "Kaolin clay Crete" into Google and the very top result was this site. It's a Cretan pottery near Heraklion. Informative about clay; has all contact details. They should be able to direct you to a supplier but so might a local potter.
by filippos
Tue May 08, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Olive oil, vinegar and now house-wine
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: Olive oil, vinegar and now house-wine

.....S'pose I could be delicate and dip the bread in the oil lurking at the bottom of the salad bowl..... Wot? Doesn't everyone do this? Andrew Usually, yes but sometimes moderated according to the company; some people are very pernickety. Dipping bread in the salad bowl (especially when full and b...

Go to advanced search