The Best Cyprus Community

Skip to content


Advise Please

Feel free to talk about anything that you want.

Advise Please

Postby Jules123 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:15 pm

Hi
We are moving out to Paphos in February, me my husband and 3 young adults, I am just after some advise as to what to pack? we are hoping to stay for 6 months (longer if all works out) We are renting a property that is fully furnished, what on earth do we pack to bring with us? any tips would be much appreciated, we intend to shop for bedding etc when we get there, as we feel it would be easier and probably cheaper, is there anybody that could give us some general ideas please :D xx
Jules123
Trial Member
Trial Member
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:06 pm

Re: Advise Please

Postby DrCyprus » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:25 pm

Jules123 wrote:Hi
We are moving out to Paphos in February, me my husband and 3 young adults, I am just after some advise as to what to pack? we are hoping to stay for 6 months (longer if all works out) We are renting a property that is fully furnished, what on earth do we pack to bring with us? any tips would be much appreciated, we intend to shop for bedding etc when we get there, as we feel it would be easier and probably cheaper, is there anybody that could give us some general ideas please :D xx

clothes, devices and peanut m&ms
DrCyprus
Regular Contributor
Regular Contributor
 
Posts: 1482
Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:51 am

Re: Advise Please

Postby Cap » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:43 pm

Nothing.
Enjoy the experience.

There's more to life than pubs, tattoos and booze.
User avatar
Cap
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 6940
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:55 pm
Location: Cypriot Empire

Re: Advise Please

Postby miltiades » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:24 am

Cyprus is Paradise !!! Enjoy your stay here, I'm certain that you will love Paphos, the weather is the very best in Europe
The locals are welcoming, safety is without question exceedingly high. As to what you bring here , I came here 8 months ago after almost 60 years in London, As I already had most of my essentials here I brought very little.Avoid heavy clothing, although February can be a little cold, the sun always shines.
Quality of life in Cyprus is much much higher than that of the UK, and provided you accept that Cyprus isn't the UK you will love it. You could bring some tea, Cheddar and a few smiles.
User avatar
miltiades
Leading Contributor
Leading Contributor
 
Posts: 16810
Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:01 pm

Re: Advise Please

Postby Londonrake » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:46 am

miltiades wrote:..................safety is without question exceedingly high........................


Except on the roads! :o :lol:
Londonrake
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 913
Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:19 pm
Location: ROC

Re: Advise Please

Postby CBBB » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:00 am

Londonrake wrote:
miltiades wrote:..................safety is without question exceedingly high........................


Except on the roads! :o :lol:


Or you set up a business that is already being done by a local!
User avatar
CBBB
Leading Contributor
Leading Contributor
 
Posts: 11485
Joined: Tue May 20, 2008 1:15 pm
Location: Centre of the Universe

Re: Advise Please

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:29 pm

Jules123 wrote:Hi
We are moving out to Paphos in February, me my husband and 3 young adults, I am just after some advise as to what to pack? we are hoping to stay for 6 months (longer if all works out) We are renting a property that is fully furnished, what on earth do we pack to bring with us? any tips would be much appreciated, we intend to shop for bedding etc when we get there, as we feel it would be easier and probably cheaper, is there anybody that could give us some general ideas please :D xx


Hi Jules

It's colder than you think around that time. I'd bring some woolly cardigans for layering. Also, walking boots as it's a great time for treks. Then it suddenly gets warmer very quickly from March so bring summery clothes too.

For food etc - it depends what you like, but proper tea-bag tea is very expensive and if there's one brand you prefer, it's good to pack a few packets as they are light. Same goes for something like Gold Blend coffee - I would bring some of the packs of that (not the jars, obviously). Those are my two staples and all the rest is best gotten fresh when you arrive.

If you can get a few cheap duvets and pillows that are vacuum packed and don't take up much room, I would bring those as they can be found much cheaper in the UK.

All the best. Enjoy! :D
User avatar
GreekIslandGirl
Main Contributor
Main Contributor
 
Posts: 9076
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:03 am

Re: Advise Please

Postby Jules123 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:36 pm

Aha! ok I will see about Duvets! Thankyou for that, x
Jules123
Trial Member
Trial Member
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:06 pm

Re: Advise Please

Postby rotate » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:05 pm

Jules123 wrote:Hi
We are moving out to Paphos in February, me my husband and 3 young adults, I am just after some advise as to what to pack? we are hoping to stay for 6 months (longer if all works out) We are renting a property that is fully furnished, what on earth do we pack to bring with us? any tips would be much appreciated, we intend to shop for bedding etc when we get there, as we feel it would be easier and probably cheaper, is there anybody that could give us some general ideas please :D xx


Any heating in the property you are renting?
If not bring warm sub layer clothes as it can be colder indoors than outdoors during the winter if the property is a coastal new build. If you want to stay warm in winter and cool in summer find a mud brick and stone constructed property to rent.

Clothes.
Warm stuff, contrary to popular belief Cyprus does have a winter. Short sharp and a combination of sea and mountain conditions. Summer, you don't need much other than that required for decency and/or body shape camouflage.

Shoes.
Bring tramping shoes/boots if you want to explore Cyprus on foot. Good stuff get it made in Pano Paphos by a top grade shoemaker who'll build you the best for less than an off the shelf throwaway pair fashionable or otherwise.

Bedding.
Buy it here BUT if you prefer feather down pillows bring them with you, or send as we've not found them in Cyprus which does not mean of course that they are not available here.

Food.
Really not very much that you cannot find here once you get your bearings although Boursin soft French cheese alludes us and haunts our regular shopping list as does a decent Pork Pie which used to be very well made by an Arradippou (Larnaca) company up until the financial crash, a Guiness just doesn't taste the same unless it's washing down a healthy pork pie.
Look out for 'Smart' and 'Pissarides' stores, if there are any in Paphos for good quality tea bags and Nescafé Gold (superior German market quality) that GiG mentions at prices comparable to UK supermarket prices.

Good Luck and don't forget to register with the aliens department, if you are not Cypriot and with your local Inland Revenue Office for income tax :shock:
rotate
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 317
Joined: Sat Aug 07, 2004 1:06 pm
Location: Out of the Box

Re: Advise Please

Postby Sotos » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:10 pm

Bring whatever you would bring if you were coming for 2 week holidays. Electronics are more expensive here, so if you need something relatively small bring it with you. Everything else you can buy from Cyprus as needed. If you are planning to work here you might need a few more things.
User avatar
Sotos
Leading Contributor
Leading Contributor
 
Posts: 11079
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:50 am

Next

Return to General Chat

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests