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by SatCure
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Does your door have a letter slot?
Replies: 7
Views: 3044

Does your door have a letter slot?

I see mention of "collecting your mail" now and again. How does the postal system in Crete work in practice? Does anyone have a letter slot in the front door? Do you have a box near the road? Do you have nothing and have to collect your mail from somewhere? What form does your postal addre...
by SatCure
Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Moving to Crete from UK
Replies: 17
Views: 7320

We were seriously planning to buy an off-plan house this year but our plans have been put on hold for financial and practical reasons. However, we've been thinking about this for a while and we are great hoarders! So I've been scanning essential (and non-essential) documents, magazines and books as ...
by SatCure
Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: e-mailing photos
Replies: 20
Views: 9272

filippos wrote:Just as easy on a PC but not everyone has web space

At less than 20GBP per year, I see that as a poor excuse. :?
It's a great way to share photos with family and friends.
by SatCure
Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: driving in crete
Replies: 20
Views: 8615

I hired a car* in Georgioupolis a couple of weeks ago and saw no difference in the driving. Having said that, I've never really seen anything wrong with the driving, although I find it amusing that Cretan/greek drivers need to follow a white line. That's not so bad when it's the "hard shoulder&...
by SatCure
Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Crete writing & Cretan websites
Replies: 19
Views: 8094

Well, I was enjoying the "Early days" but you seem to have stalled at chapter 14. :(
by SatCure
Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: bus services and timetables
Replies: 3
Views: 2329

I know of one occasion when the bus heading for Xania was empty and the driver stopped to chat to the ticket office guy. He pointed out that there was a huge group of people waiting on the other side of the road so the bus driver did a U turn and took them all back the way he'd come!
by SatCure
Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: e-mailing photos
Replies: 20
Views: 9272

It's better if you DON'T email photos at all. Simply upload them to your web space and tell your friends the URL. This is very simple with an Apple Mac. (I don't own a Windows PC so can't advise on that).

Example: http://www.pictures-of-boats.com/GP14_P ... zance.html
by SatCure
Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: INTERNET CONNECTION
Replies: 21
Views: 11675

paulh wrote:I had a call from a couple who had gone to Vamos exchange for a telephone line and were told 5, yes 5 years possibly before it could be done

Uh, now I'm panicking! We are looking to have a house built not far from the OTE building in Vamos. No lines???? :(

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