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Postby Gasman » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:18 pm

Devalue their brand? I think boards emblazoning all day fryup bargains, cheap pints of Keo and widescreen TV football coverage in just about every establishment has already 'devalued' the brand. Irish bars, KFC, McDs in all the tourist areas and new build developments springing up in former quiet beauty spots with half finished projects everywhere. Even some tavernas that look OK outside have the filthiest toilets, no paper or towels. Last year I had lunch at Gorgona on Makenzy and when I visited the loo, to my horror found no water at any of the taps - wish I'd discovered that before I ate.

Where is this 'classy' Cyprus they are trying to preserve? Have you visited Limassol recently? Hardly any wall surface not covered in graffiti, roads unswept.
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Postby purdey » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:25 pm

You will get a few more responses if you re-post under general rather than tourism. They may not all be friendly but it will get the ball rolling.
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Postby Gasman » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:28 pm

All the points I made come under 'Tourism'.

I know there are still unspoilt villages and quiet havens up in the mountains but when speaking about Tourism, I think about the areas Tourists go to - the TOURIST AREAS
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Postby purdey » Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:33 pm

Fair enough, just trying to be friendly.
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Postby Gasman » Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:33 pm

Sorry if I sounded unfriendly Purdey! Didn't intend to!
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Postby Sophia1 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:09 pm

Its not Cyprus fault its every where, they have to make a living too. Ok so they raised there prices a bit, your just tourists you can go back home but what about the residence living and working in Cyprus? There wages are next to nothing. May I add that the Cypriots work harder then the people living in the uk.
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Postby Z4 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:40 pm

Sophia1 wrote:May I add that the Cypriots work harder then the people living in the uk.


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Questions
1) How many days off do Cypriots and the UK receive? (annual leave and Bank Holidays)
2) In Cyprus the month of August shuts down - whilst the UK is still working! :wink:
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Postby Z4 » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:43 pm

Also Sophia1. You are right the prices in Cyprus are same for the locals it's just that the locals don't tend to go to the same places as tourists.

I remember talking to a girl who works at the Columbia in Pissouri who said that she regularly see's bar/restaurant bills more than her monthly wage! This is not right is it!
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Postby Gasman » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:12 pm

I am not a tourist. I live in cyprus and I work. My bank manager tells me that a cup of coffee is still only 60cents in his village! But they are not delivering tourists to his village. They are delivering them to the Tourist Areas.

This thread is in the Tourism forum and about prices with the Euro in place. Not what the locals think about prices in Cyprus. All the tourists I've met consider that Cyprus is now an expensive place to come on holiday. Majority of visitors to Cyprus are (or always were) Brits. They are feeling the pinch whatever the reason for it is.

It would be daft to suggest otherwise. When a pint of milk or a sliced loaf costs them the equivalent of about two quid, and buying a cup of coffee or an ice cream and eating out has almost doubled from a couple of years ago and is more expensive than back in the UK.

I don't expect Cypriots who generate their income in the Eurozone and spend it in the Eurozone to feel the pinch. But, as said before - this is about Tourism. Recent antipodean visitors said Cyprus was the most expensive country they'd visited in the last two years - mind you, they'd come here straight from Turkey - so I guess the contrast was greater.

Pals of mine are doing an all inclusive in Barcelona right now, for less than the cost of the airfare to Cyprus from the UK.
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Postby Z4 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:27 pm

Gasman wrote:I am not a tourist. I live in cyprus and I work. My bank manager tells me that a cup of coffee is still only 60cents in his village! But they are not delivering tourists to his village. They are delivering them to the Tourist Areas.

This thread is in the Tourism forum and about prices with the Euro in place. Not what the locals think about prices in Cyprus. All the tourists I've met consider that Cyprus is now an expensive place to come on holiday. Majority of visitors to Cyprus are (or always were) Brits. They are feeling the pinch whatever the reason for it is.

It would be daft to suggest otherwise. When a pint of milk or a sliced loaf costs them the equivalent of about two quid, and buying a cup of coffee or an ice cream and eating out has almost doubled from a couple of years ago and is more expensive than back in the UK.

I don't expect Cypriots who generate their income in the Eurozone and spend it in the Eurozone to feel the pinch. But, as said before - this is about Tourism. Recent antipodean visitors said Cyprus was the most expensive country they'd visited in the last two years - mind you, they'd come here straight from Turkey - so I guess the contrast was greater.

Pals of mine are doing an all inclusive in Barcelona right now, for less than the cost of the airfare to Cyprus from the UK.


60 Cents for a coffee is good - where does he live?? :wink:

The prices that tourists pay can be expensive I agree BUT my belief is that you eat where locals eat, shop where locals shop and visit places locals visit you should be ok!

£2 for pint of milk and loaf of bread is about the same as here (UK)
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