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by wantoosoon
Wed Jun 12, 2024 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: fire
Replies: 12
Views: 1415

Re: fire

Dominic wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 9:57 amYes it is.
Thanks!
by wantoosoon
Wed Jun 12, 2024 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: fire
Replies: 12
Views: 1415

Re: fire

Does anyone know if the road through Psathi is open?
by wantoosoon
Tue Jun 11, 2024 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: fire
Replies: 12
Views: 1415

Re: fire

The power's off too. Let's hope the fire service gets it under control without too much destruction being wrought.
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by wantoosoon
Thu May 02, 2024 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Easter Opening Hours.
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: Easter Opening Hours.

Yes, I think all supermarkets will be closed on Sunday and Monday. There may be limited or full hours on Saturday - best to go early.

Alphamega has its holiday hours on its Facebook page, but Papantoniou relies on sticking print-outs to its doors (closed Sun and Mon). Paps is quite old-fashioned!
by wantoosoon
Thu May 02, 2024 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Concerns mount over Paphos road project setbacks
Replies: 22
Views: 2929

Re: Concerns mount over Paphos road project setbacks

I'm not convinced. It's a general rule that most traffic is local. The red plates are a small (if annoying) minority of vehicles, but there are very large numbers of locals who plough between Polis and Paphos every day. Many people live in one area and commute to the other. Courier companies and the...
by wantoosoon
Wed May 01, 2024 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Concerns mount over Paphos road project setbacks
Replies: 22
Views: 2929

Re: Concerns mount over Paphos road project setbacks

When the first stage is completed, I wonder how many people will use it. Assuming most journeys to Polis start in Paphos rather than rather than coming from the motorway, will people bother driving out to Agia Marinouda just to drive along another two-lane road to Polemi, which will likely be no fas...
by wantoosoon
Mon Apr 22, 2024 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Windscreen wiper swipers target supermarkets
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: Windscreen wiper swipers target supermarkets

Yioula wrote: Sun Apr 21, 2024 10:05 pm It appears to be an escalating problem in some supermarkets hopefully the police and Mayor can eradicate this problem
They've had every opportunity to solve it so far but haven't. Hopefully the bad publicity will provoke a more meaningful response.
by wantoosoon
Fri Mar 08, 2024 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Paphos Carnical events have started.... video
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: Paphos Carnical events have started.... video

Why are you always posting articles about the mayor?
by wantoosoon
Mon Jan 22, 2024 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Ancestry DNA
Replies: 13
Views: 1409

Re: Ancestry DNA

There's the issue of these companies handing over your genetic information to law enforcement agencies and other third parties around the world without your permission. You might not mind, but your relatives (including distant ones that you don't even know exist) may. Even if you're happy with the c...
by wantoosoon
Fri Jan 19, 2024 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: British in bad books!
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Re: British in bad books!

The UN peacekeeping mission and the sovereign bases are two different things. Of the 801 UN peacekeepers, 257 are British. The bases have nothing to do with Turkey and were here long before 1974. They are a British interest and don't contribute to the defence of Cyprus. Cyprus is constitutionally ob...
by wantoosoon
Fri Dec 22, 2023 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Traffice light cameras
Replies: 22
Views: 348843

Re: Traffice light cameras

That may work in the Netherlands, but in Cyprus where the standard of driving is pretty low, but the tendency to speed is common, bends in the road planted densely with trees could increase the number of fatal road accidents. Traffic calming measures are dangerous, folks! You read it here first! Th...
by wantoosoon
Sun Dec 17, 2023 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Traffice light cameras
Replies: 22
Views: 348843

Re: Traffice light cameras

The 30 km/h roads here also feel very slow and almost no one sticks to that limit. The Mesogi road is the same at 50 km/h and is a perfect example of a stroad . Sticking up a sign with a number on it will never effectively control traffic speed, any more than Cyprus's many stop signs make people sto...
by wantoosoon
Wed Dec 13, 2023 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Electric Cars - Caveat Emptor
Replies: 65
Views: 1491715

Re: Electric Cars - Caveat Emptor

If I told you that the price of new TVs were falling would that be a good or a bad thing? If i went onto to say the price of a second hand TV was falling rapidly would you be surprised.. of course not.. new TVs are better and cheaper than they were a couple of years ago,, The same thing has been go...
by wantoosoon
Wed Nov 15, 2023 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Will this bring us the rain in Paphos we desperately need?
Replies: 9
Views: 20745

Re: Will this bring us the rain in Paphos we desperately need?

jeba wrote: Wed Nov 15, 2023 7:51 am Would it be possible to use water from desalination facilities to avoid water restrictions? Is there sort of a pipeline network in place?
Nearly all of the RoC's drinking water comes from desalination already. There are five desalination plants.
by wantoosoon
Wed Oct 18, 2023 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Viva… Cyprus Mail….
Replies: 1
Views: 3574

Re: Viva… Cyprus Mail….

My village council recently replaced the road signs and the new ones all bear a photo of a suspiciously lush green landscape. A quick reverse image search revealed a stock photo from Germany. :lol:
by wantoosoon
Fri Oct 13, 2023 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Access to Airports
Replies: 14
Views: 36908

Re: Access to Airports

the taxi parking area which is located immediately after the road leading towards the entrance of the terminal building
I think that means the red area below, though Google Maps has it tagged as rental car parking.
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by wantoosoon
Mon Sep 25, 2023 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: High-speed transport
Replies: 6
Views: 7455

Re: High-speed transport

Yes, Cyprus would definitely benefit from a train system. Ideally you'd be able to get from Polis to Paralimni by rail. Tram systems in Nicosia and the three towns could be integrated with the trains. I believe the government has mooted the idea in the past and looked into EU funding. Will it ever h...
by wantoosoon
Sat Sep 09, 2023 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Jihadists in Chlorakas
Replies: 11
Views: 9412

Re: Jihadists in Chlorakas

My son brought this to my attention. He works as an Intelligence Analyst in the UK and has been asked to look at this and also a similar issue in Limassol. https://cyprus-daily.news/jihadists-in-chlorakas-says-the-community-council-filenews-7-9/ He can't be very good if he fell for obvious and amat...
by wantoosoon
Sat Aug 26, 2023 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Sodastream
Replies: 7
Views: 7626

Re: Sodastream