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by josef k
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Law passed to regulate Airbnb rentals
Replies: 15
Views: 858

Re: Law passed to regulate Airbnb rentals

The CTO has been replaced by a new Deputy Ministry of Tourism. One effect of the registration regime is likely to be the refusal to register holiday lets outside tourist areas. Such lets have been illegal for many years but difficult to police. The result being that such lets won't be able to use Ai...
by josef k
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Chinook helicopters
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Chinook helicopters

They were temporarily based here to fly yanks out of Iraq if it all kicked off. Now that things have quietened down, they have returned to base (probably in Turkey).
by josef k
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Is Piers Morgan right or will he end up in the Tower
Replies: 28
Views: 1366

Re: Is Piers Morgan right or will he end up in the Tower

I've no time for Piers, but equally have no time for the royals. Interestingly, neither Harry or Megan have any Royal blood anyway. She is a commoner from the USA, and he is the son of princess Di (who wasn't born a royal) and, allegedly, James Hewitt who was a commoner.
by josef k
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Temporary Residency or Dual Nationality
Replies: 14
Views: 760

Re: Temporary Residency or Dual Nationality

Two things:

1. Immigration don't deal with applications for Cypriot nationality. This is handled by the local District Office. Nice helpful people.
2. Don't expect any help from the High Commission.
by josef k
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Cribbage Board.
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Cribbage Board.

They sometimes crop up in the Charity shops. Or you could try the duckpond.
by josef k
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: 8mm thread tap
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: 8mm thread tap

You could try One Stop.
by josef k
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Have you had any post delivered?
Replies: 11
Views: 688

Re: Have you had any post delivered?

I have had post here in Emba within the last 8 days or so.

There is an article in the Cyprus Mail saying there is a delay with parcels this year. It doesn't say anything about letters etc.
by josef k
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: The Abandoned Village of Theletra - Part 2
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: The Abandoned Village of Theletra - Part 2

Excellent blog and photos. You have ventured far further in Theletra than I have ever done.
by josef k
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: End of an EU era
Replies: 32
Views: 1943

Re: End of an EU era

As I understand it, we cease to be EU citizens after 31 January. Given the UK government majority I don't see this being postponed any further. At that point we will be in the transition period. The UK government say this won't be any longer than the end of 2020. However, EU rules allow for it to go...
by josef k
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: New Alpha Mega store
Replies: 23
Views: 2024

Re: New Alpha Mega store

I like Alpha Mega so I thought I would pop in to the new one to have a look. The parking on the ground level was full (it's not that large) so was directed to the roof level. There were lots of spaces available so I parked and went to the lift. This wasn't working so I tried the stairs. Unfortunatel...
by josef k
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Have you been paying attention?
Replies: 16
Views: 839

Re: Have you been paying attention?

I'm pretty sure picture 11 is a donkey.
by josef k
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Parliament to scrap third-country worker guarantees, change rent control law
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: Parliament to scrap third-country worker guarantees, change rent control law

This is good news and long overdue. It possibly applies to guests from 3rd countries you invite for a holiday, which is even better news.
by josef k
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: plumbers merchant
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: plumbers merchant

One Stop have waste fittings in a number of sizes, including 40mm.
by josef k
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: 17 new municipalities proposed as part of local government overhaul (maps)
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: 17 new municipalities proposed as part of local government overhaul (maps)

I have to say, as a resident of Emba, I am disappointed to learn my village will be joining the Little England municipality. I would have preferred to join with Paphos. Ah well, I will just have to get used to drinking John Smiths, wearing union jack underpants and loosing my Cypriot friends. ;)
by josef k
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Glasses...
Replies: 30
Views: 1401

Re: Glasses...

Eye contact for me too.
by josef k
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Sensational Guitar Playing
Replies: 24
Views: 1045

Re: Sensational Guitar Playing

You could try the following, personal favourites:




by josef k
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Integrated fridge/freezer problem
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Integrated fridge/freezer problem

No dogs, cats or kids. I'll try cleaning the seals. Thanks chaps.
by josef k
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Integrated fridge/freezer problem
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Integrated fridge/freezer problem

Can anyone recommend someone to fix this problem: I have an integrated fridge/freezer where the doors have started opening on their own. The unit is fixed in place and can't move. I have tried to adjust where I can, to no avail, but I'm not able to do much due to a dodgy leg. So I need someone who c...
by josef k
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Sensational Guitar Playing
Replies: 24
Views: 1045

Re: Sensational Guitar Playing

Good music will be found in all genres. I have seen Segovia live, he was exceptional. I also love Trout Mask Replica (have it in the car).

But if you want to be completely blown away, dip into the contemporary folk scene. There is some amazing stuff there.
by josef k
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Recommended Restaurants
Topic: To Steki tou Thanasi (Emba)
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: To Steki tou Thanasi (Emba)

Great place. One of my favourites.