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Re: If you had one piece of advice...

Postby Baggieboy » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:35 pm

Thanks again. Really very grateful for all this advice.

Kind regards,

Richie & Sue
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Re: If you had one piece of advice...

Postby Oceanside50 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:00 am

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what part of the world are you in now?


Apologies. We're in UK.


Ok..if you weren't from the UK or any other British colony I would of advised you to look right when crossing a road/street.
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Re: If you had one piece of advice...

Postby Baggieboy » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:33 am

Oceanside50 wrote:
Baggieboy wrote:
Oceanside50 wrote:
what part of the world are you in now?


Apologies. We're in UK.


Ok..if you weren't from the UK or any other British colony I would of advised you to look right when crossing a road/street.


That would have been a great tip actually!
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Re: If you had one piece of advice...

Postby Oceanside50 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:54 am

Baggieboy wrote:
Oceanside50 wrote:
Baggieboy wrote:
Oceanside50 wrote:
what part of the world are you in now?


Apologies. We're in UK.


Ok..if you weren't from the UK or any other British colony I would of advised you to look right when crossing a road/street.


That would have been a great tip actually!



thanks...i made the mistake, while in Cyprus two months ago, of looking left and heard a screeching stop a few feet from me...the driver stuck his head out of his window asking me if i had a death wish, i said no, and then asked him why he was driving on the wrong side of the road....but i was in Cyprus and live in the USA
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Re: If you had one piece of advice...

Postby Cap » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:35 am

Oceanside50 wrote:
Baggieboy wrote:
Oceanside50 wrote:
Baggieboy wrote:
Oceanside50 wrote:
what part of the world are you in now?


Apologies. We're in UK.


Ok..if you weren't from the UK or any other British colony I would of advised you to look right when crossing a road/street.


That would have been a great tip actually!



thanks...i made the mistake, while in Cyprus two months ago, of looking left and heard a screeching stop a few feet from me...the driver stuck his head out of his window asking me if i had a death wish, i said no, and then asked him why he was driving on the wrong side of the road....but i was in Cyprus and live in the USA


Don't sweat it Oceans.
The Greeks drive on the wrong side of the road as well.
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Re: If you had one piece of advice...

Postby bill cobbett » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:52 am

Always thought it was optional which side to drive on in CY... so maybe driving down the middle would be sensible.
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Re: If you had one piece of advice...

Postby Cap » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:57 am

bill cobbett wrote:Always thought it was optional which side to drive on in CY... so maybe driving down the middle would be sensible.


I think you're confusing them with the Greek wannabe's fresh off the Athens Universities. Brainwashed for life and confused till eternity.

Observe the highways.
The system is left and Cypriot.
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Re: If you had one piece of advice...

Postby Baggieboy » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:58 am

125 days to go!! Great thread! In Paralimni it can look a bit weird - cars coming from everywhere. But happy to sit at Phenomenon watching it all happen
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Re: If you had one piece of advice...

Postby bill cobbett » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:28 am

Further suggestions on the matter of driving...

Red Stop traffic lights are advisory... so at quiet times the driver may proceed at their discretion.

Parking... leave the nice and tidy GB parking behind. Such things as double parking, parking on zebras, parking on pavements, across driveways, taking up two bays at the supermarket etc etc are acceptable. The aim ... to be no more than 2 metres from the front door of the shop.

Indicators... aren't generally used cos they waste electricity.
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Re: If you had one piece of advice...

Postby Baggieboy » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:34 am

Thanks Bill - Actually we don't drive - another reason why we chose Paralimni - good public transport links. Mrs. Baggieboy wants to learn but I won't hold my breath! I've seen that red light thing you refer to though!
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