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by Jean
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Astonishing, the end of Sitia as we know it . . .
Replies: 64
Views: 32018

Oh hell, you might as well read the whole transcript of his talk, I am sure that Mr. Rackham won't mind it being published here. ___________________________________________________________________ Tourism, Golf, and the Cretan Landscape: reconciling their encounter? Oliver Rackham Corpus Christi Col...
by Jean
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Astonishing, the end of Sitia as we know it . . .
Replies: 64
Views: 32018

The situation is especially sensitive in Crete, which faces chronic droughts Problem with such articles is the lack of accuracy. Crete suffers from chronic droughts? Only if you mean that it doesn't rain in the summer. But thanks for the article and good to see that Cavo Sidero is being discussed e...
by Jean
Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Astonishing, the end of Sitia as we know it . . .
Replies: 64
Views: 32018

I wasn't referring to what the Guardia said but what I knew about Rackham.
As for NIMBY...hang on, the guy is in Cambridge and most of his interest in Crete was in Sfakia.

But I won't get into a long winded argument. If you say that what he says doesn't hold water you're probably right.
by Jean
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Astonishing, the end of Sitia as we know it . . .
Replies: 64
Views: 32018

The fact they're leaving Chania would seem to suggest there is not a lot of "creeping urbanisation" across here in the West. What's happening is that Chania is expanding into neighbouring villages such as Kounoupidiana, Kalathas, Aroni and on the other side Hrissi Akti, Daratso, Galatas k...
by Jean
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Astonishing, the end of Sitia as we know it . . .
Replies: 64
Views: 32018

As for our erstwhile Oliver Rackham he is only looking at it from a historical viewpoint Actually you'll find that Oliver Rackham is not a historian but a specialist in trees and woodlands. He was awarded an OBE for for "services to Nature Conservation". He is immensely knowledgeable abou...
by Jean
Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Astonishing, the end of Sitia as we know it . . .
Replies: 64
Views: 32018

John,

The Ekathimerini article has a lot of holes. And I am sure that a lot of protesters are poorly informed and protest for the sake of protesting. So all in all easy to dismiss but what is your take on Oliver Rackham's opinion?
by Jean
Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Astonishing, the end of Sitia as we know it . . .
Replies: 64
Views: 32018

Tomorrow is the appeal against the Cavo Sidero project so we will have to way and see what happens



More details at http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_ar ... 2008_94315
by Jean
Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Astonishing, the end of Sitia as we know it . . .
Replies: 64
Views: 32018

Sorry to say Ray but Cavo Sidero is pretty old news! In fact I had assumed that the building had already started. Take a look at http://www.minoangroup.com/index.htm to see the extent of the project. Frightening! Glad to see the article by Oliver Rackham, it made for interesting reading. He was invi...
by Jean
Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: White gas
Replies: 4
Views: 3545

White gas

I am at a bit of a loss here: what is the Greek equivalent word for 'white gas'? White gas is a type of fuel and I think that the word is used not only in American but also British English.
Would it possibly be what is sold here as BENZINH ?

Thanks for any help by technical minded people.
by Jean
Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Effect of Sterling drop against the Euro
Replies: 15
Views: 9680

The point I made Carol concerned the tour operators with published catalogs (in print, not only on the internet). And what I meant was that those would not be able to change their prices at the customer end after they had been published in their catalogs. But I see the points you make. As for the pr...
by Jean
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Effect of Sterling drop against the Euro
Replies: 15
Views: 9680

I think that the tour operators will have to absorb it, they have no choice. The big effect in this case will be when the next brochures (in the case of Crete for 2009) for Euro zone holidays are published because the prices (to the British public) will go up by somewhere in the region of 15% and TH...
by Jean
Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Effect of Sterling drop against the Euro
Replies: 15
Views: 9680

Thanks for the analysis Warwick. Doesn't the British housing bubble burst ever few decades anyway? That doesn't seem to lead to a collapse of the housing market (or the British economy for that matter) and it eventually picks up and gets healthy for the next bubble to happen? For the ones who alread...
by Jean
Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Effect of Sterling drop against the Euro
Replies: 15
Views: 9680

We have even less money to spend.


Does it mean that the reason (your pension goes a longer way) some Brits had for moving to Crete is not a valid one anymore?
by Jean
Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Effect of Sterling drop against the Euro
Replies: 15
Views: 9680

Effect of Sterling drop against the Euro

I thought that I'd start another thread about the drop of value of the Pound against the Euro. Been thinking about the ramifications and it gets pretty complex so I'd be really interested in opinions. What effects do you think that it will produce in Crete considering that a considerable percentage ...
by Jean
Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: exchange rate
Replies: 12
Views: 6953

Not as bad as it would be if you had US$!

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