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Re: what is better not to do in Cyprus?

Postby tony_makaroni » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:57 am

Thank you everybody!

tony_makaroni wrote:Where are you from?

I`m from Russia (kk, no bears at home, I know! :lol: :lol: )

Londonrake wrote:Londonrake wrote:Sotos wrote:You can smoke in the streets but not in inside restaurants, cafes etc. Unless they put ashtrays on the tables and turn a blind eye !.

That is useful, thanks! So it`s allowed to smoke in public places, like in bus stops, etc?

Schnauzer wrote:My impression of Cyprus as a foreigner living here is that it is a liberal, tolerant place. Of course, you are supposed to obey the law. I would say that it is pretty much like any other Western country. Whatever is acceptable in other Western countries is acceptable here.

Thanks Tim. Yea, I suppose that many things are similar, just try to figure out if there are some unobvious cultural features.

Tim Drayton wrote:When in Cyprus do not run around naked or masturbate in public. Thanks.

kk, I`ll do my best to not to do this :D

Get Real! wrote:...avoid expressing a political opinion, especially about the Cyprus Problem. Be sensitive to the fact that it is a very personal issue in Cyprus, there are very few of the population who were and are left untouched by it....don't visit the occupation regime's benefactors (the casinos and hotels) in the occupied north. Unless you willfully want to support their (read: Turkish Army, Turkey) illegal acts, find Cypriots that you can enjoy patronising with your business.

I heard about it, thank you! Will stay away from the north.

Get Real! wrote:Makaroni, is that Canadian from Ontario, or American from New Jersey?

Naaah, just, you know, first thing came to mind when registered in there) My surname is Tretyakov, if you are interested :D

repulsewarrior wrote:oh, i forgot, welcome tony.

Thank you, repulsewarrior!

repulsewarrior wrote:Don't tell a Cypriot that your name is 'Makaroni', you'll end up in the pot !.

They will not dare, there is too much vodka in me :lol:
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Re: what is better not to do in Cyprus?

Postby Londonrake » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:34 am

Tony. My apologies for being flippant. I think though that you were bound to get some jokey replies to your question.

Mine was because, although there is a legal ban on smoking in restaurants, etc, in my experience it is often ignored, by both some smokers and restaurant managements. It seems worse at this time of year when many, what were outside areas in the summer are enclosed at this time of year, becoming a sort of grey (smoke :lol: ) area.

I will add it seems to me that Russians are principle felonists, closely followed by Cypriots (who have, it sometimes seems, a universal aversion to the minor laws)

To put it in context perhaps, the smoking regulations tend to be in the same class as the driving regulations. :shock: :D How well the related laws are actually enforced - I don't know.

All this, my own POV of course. :wink:
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Re: what is better not to do in Cyprus?

Postby Tim Drayton » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:35 am

By the way, as smoking seems to worry you, local people here tend to be very heavy smokers, actually. You will not look at all out of place if you smoke outdoors.
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Re: what is better not to do in Cyprus?

Postby tony_makaroni » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:41 pm

Londonrake wrote:Tony. My apologies for being flippant.

Np man, that`s ok)

tony_makaroni wrote:I will add it seems to me that Russians are principle felonists, closely followed by Cypriots

If no one saw your offense, there was no offense)) (kidding)

Londonrake wrote:By the way, as smoking seems to worry you, local people here tend to be very heavy smokers, actually. You will not look at all out of place if you smoke outdoors.

Just try to figure out. In Russia for example it`s restricted to smoke in bus stops, parks, near shop entrances, schools, etc.

And do you guys know if there are some "quiet" hours? Like when you cannot do a lot of noise?

And one more silly question - is there any curfew or smth.?
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Re: what is better not to do in Cyprus?

Postby Londonrake » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:37 pm

tony_makaroni wrote:And one more silly question - is there any curfew or smth.?


Only if you are married to Mrs Londonrake. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: what is better not to do in Cyprus?

Postby Tim Drayton » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:46 pm

tony_makaroni wrote:
And do you guys know if there are some "quiet" hours? Like when you cannot do a lot of noise?

And one more silly question - is there any curfew or smth.?


Cyprus really is an easy going, liberal place. No, there is no curfew. I think technically the hours of 2300-0700 are so-called "quiet" hours but you will find that people in Cyprus regularly break all sorts of small rules and regulations, including this one (especially youths who ride around on motorbikes all night!).
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Re: what is better not to do in Cyprus?

Postby Londonrake » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:57 pm

Or...........

It's hunting season at the moment. Every Sunday and Wednesday we get people blasting little furry or feathered things with 12 bore shotguns (plus hunting dogs) from about 5.45AM. Sometimes ignoring the residential limits. :shock:

If I sound grumpy - that's not the case. It's all just part of the national character. As long as we don't get shot that is. :lol:
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Re: what is better not to do in Cyprus?

Postby tony_makaroni » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:36 pm

Londonrake wrote:Only if you are married to Mrs Londonrake.

Well then I'll try to avoid that at all costs :lol: :lol:

Tim Drayton wrote:Cyprus really is an easy going, liberal place. No, there is no curfew. I think technically the hours of 2300-0700 are so-called "quiet" hours but you will find that people in Cyprus regularly break all sorts of small rules and regulations, including this one (especially youths who ride around on motorbikes all night!).

I'll be in Larnaca and I heard that it's a quiet place :)

Londonrake wrote:Or...........It's hunting season at the moment. Every Sunday and Wednesday we get people blasting little furry or feathered things with 12 bore shotguns (plus hunting dogs) from about 5.45AM. Sometimes ignoring the residential limits. If I sound grumpy - that's not the case. It's all just part of the national character. As long as we don't get shot that is.

In Russia we start hunting with bare hands when we are 3 :twisted: . And at 5 we get our first rifle. So that`s ok :D :D :D
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Re: what is better not to do in Cyprus?

Postby Get Real! » Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:15 pm

tony_makaroni wrote:I'll be in Larnaca and I heard that it's a quiet place :)

Larnaca, is kinda “central”…

30 minute drive north and you’re in Nicosia where all the boring government things are.

30 minute drive east and you’re in Napa where all the summer fun is.

30 minute drive west and you’re in Limassol where most Russians are.

30 minute drive south and you must be sleeping with the fishes.
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Re: what is better not to do in Cyprus?

Postby tony_makaroni » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:02 pm

tony_makaroni wrote:30 minute drive south and you must be sleeping with the fishes.

You come to me asking to drive south. But you don`t ask with respect. You don't offer friendship. You don't even think to call me "Godtony."
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