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by josef k
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Estate agents & documentation required.
Replies: 12
Views: 1159

Re: Estate agents & documentation required.

If they are resident here, then the usual passport, yellow slip etc (for both parties if jointly owned). If they pay tax here then they will need a tax clearance certificate to prove their tax affairs are up to date, but the lawyer will sort that out.
by josef k
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ann Widdecombe
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Ann Widdecombe

This is the woman that got pregnant prison inmates handcuffed to their beds while giving birth. She is clearly mad as a hatter.
by josef k
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Financial Matters
Topic: 2019 tax - Sterling to euro exchange rate
Replies: 3
Views: 962

2019 tax - Sterling to euro exchange rate

Does anyone know the exchange rate we should be using when calculating temporary tax for this year?
by josef k
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Old Pafos in 2019 - Part 2
Replies: 1
Views: 745

Re: Old Pafos in 2019 - Part 2

Great photos that show just how great the old town is.

By the way, in the photo of the burger shop you can see some chairs on the pavement on the right. That is a bar called Kinki which has a large number of craft beers and aprox 50 gins. Worth visiting I suggest.
by josef k
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: The circus comes to Paphos
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Re: The circus comes to Paphos

Interesting. I think this is a Cirque du Soleil production so should be of the highest quality and, most importantly, no animals.
by josef k
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Old Pafos in 2019 - Part 1
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Re: Old Pafos in 2019 - Part 1

Great photos. I'm pleased to say I know all the locations bar 3, so will be investigating those in the coming days. For info, the fish shop shown doesn't do any form of haddock I'm afraid, or any smoked fish at all. It does wet fish as liked by the Cypriot consumers (bream and bass for example). We ...
by josef k
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Four-hour taxi strike on Thursday
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: Four-hour taxi strike on Thursday

You might find the leaflet on the link below interesting. Clearly nearly all taxi drivers in Paphos are breaking the law on a daily basis. Everybody moans, but how many complain to the appropriate authority (see the attached leaflet). Nobody does of course, but if they did then perhaps things would ...
by josef k
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: General Hospital
Replies: 27
Views: 2055

Re: General Hospital

That's right darrow. I also went for blood tests, although about an hour later than you. The main reception had 6 to 8 people in front of me. The stamp queue was around 6. The blood test reception had 4 in front of me. The normally heaving throng outside the blood room was around 10 strong. Remember...
by josef k
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: General Hospital
Replies: 27
Views: 2055

Re: General Hospital

Actually today was relatively quiet at the General. No huge queues anywhere. No people getting worked up or shouting. Just a few Brits moaning, as usual.
by josef k
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Blood tests at Paphos General.
Replies: 21
Views: 1525

Blood tests at Paphos General.

My brain seems to have turned to mush. When I go to the General for blood tests (I have the sheet from the doctor), do I have to register at the main reception, and get the strip of stickers? Or do I go straight to the blood test reception for my blood phials? I know I have to stop off at the stamp ...
by josef k
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: You couldnt make it up.
Replies: 11
Views: 1246

Re: You couldnt make it up.

That's what happens when you "outsource" local authority responsibilities with the targetry and financial gains for the private company. If he had been a council worker, it is likely he would have just told her not to do it.
by josef k
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Armou
Replies: 7
Views: 756

Re: Armou

As HIC says, a car is essential. Don't even think of staying there without one.
by josef k
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: tricky question?
Replies: 25
Views: 1815

Re: tricky question?

To answer your question, I would say the area of Paphos town on either side of "Polis Road" would fit the bill. No Brits, no tourists, no holiday villas, no pools. Just Cypriots (and a few others) mainly in Cypriot-style bungalows on residential streets. Banks, pharmacists, veg markets, supermarkets...
by josef k
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Staysure travel insurance
Replies: 38
Views: 3214

Re: Staysure travel insurance

I have just taken out travel insurance through Status Insurance. The policy is with Citybond and gives me 5,000,000 euros cover for a one month trip at a cost of 135 pounds (excluding usa etc). Not bad given that my heart is covered even though I have had a bypass. My wife, who is younger, has been ...
by josef k
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Bank accounts and transfers to UK.
Replies: 16
Views: 1355

Re: Bank accounts and transfers to UK.

Thanks for your help everyone. I will investigate Transferwise and see if It will work for me.
by josef k
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Bank accounts and transfers to UK.
Replies: 16
Views: 1355

Bank accounts and transfers to UK.

I have an offshore current account with Nat West, who are being extremely difficult when it comes to be confirming my identity. I have been with them a number of years, and have supplied a number of certified documents etc. Yet they reject them for a variety of reasons. All for an account with a few...
by josef k
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Question for leavers
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Question for leavers

I can't help think that support from Trump for leaving is the best advert for remaining.
by josef k
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: Dark (not lager) beer
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: Dark (not lager) beer

Some of the Bulgarian and Romanian beers are a bit darker than the Cyprus ones, and very good. They often come in 3 litre bottles from the Bulgarian and Romanian shops. Ask the staff for recommendations. Relatively cheap too.
by josef k
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: New health service
Replies: 31
Views: 2345

Re: New health service

The new system worked well for me this morning. Had an appointment with the Cardiologist at 9am, so went to my GP first for a referral note.(£6). Also obtained a note from my GP for repeat prescriptions, and took it to my usual Pharmacist. Apparently you can use any Pharmacy displaying the GESY sig...
by josef k
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Area
Topic: New health service
Replies: 31
Views: 2345

Re: New health service

The new system worked well for me this morning. Had an appointment with the Cardiologist at 9am, so went to my GP first for a referral note.(£6). Also obtained a note from my GP for repeat prescriptions, and took it to my usual Pharmacist. Apparently you can use any Pharmacy displaying the GESY sig...