Raining In Heraklion
Posted 23 September 2006 - 07:27 AM
Posted 23 September 2006 - 01:22 PM
Must have been quite a joint to make the clouds disappear
The only thing left to do after all this rain falling down (Purple?), is to roll another one, just like the first one, yeah...
Posted 24 September 2006 - 03:15 AM
woo hooooooooo!!!! get dooooooooowwwnnn!!!
Posted 24 September 2006 - 09:11 AM
The tourists in the 'rent rooms' next door look a bit disappointed, but there is no need to stay at home, with their rent cars they can still have a wonderful day discovering new places instead of just roasting like grill chickens on the beach. And I am quite happy with my cozy house and the fortune of having no work to do today, just lazying around inside, maybe take Bella for a walk in the rain, I'm sure she will love it. She seems to have a preference for getting as dirty as possible, so this will be a perfect occasion for her!
Posted 24 September 2006 - 03:29 PM
Posted 24 September 2006 - 06:28 PM
No, it won't because Greece is not a 3rd world country and there are city workers who pick garbage from the streets every day of the year. The main problem with garbage is in the countryside, but I am sure things will improve eventually there too.
I hear that you finally got your share of rain down there in the south. It looks like your spell for dry weather is finally over. I am glad
Posted 24 September 2006 - 09:36 PM
1.Clean your island from the Garbage
2.Improve your public toiletes
3.Access to good health facilities in case of emergency.
We have heard the same thing so many times and still we are doing nothing about it.
Posted 24 September 2006 - 11:17 PM
I cannot disagree with you, especially since I have also mentioned that the main problem with garbage is in the countryside. In the cities, things are very improved compared to the past and they keep getting better.
What is important is that new generations are more sensitive to environmental issues and they avoid to litter in most cases. Unfortunately there will always be those who won't care and a few of them are enough to cause a big harm.
As for good health facilities, I think there are very descent facilities in Crete today. The two university hospitals are modern and well equipped. There are excellent private clinics too. It is a fact that the people of Crete do not need to travel to Athens for serious health problems anymore, as almost everything can be treated in Crete. Today we see people from other areas of Greece coming to Crete for various heatlh problems, like vision correction surgery or chemiotherapy. Why? Because the hopsitals of Crete have earned a descent reputation.
What we still need are smaller hospitals in the areas far from the main cities. I know there is a new one in Sitia and it would be great if there will be another one in the Messara area soon.
I am not the one who will say that everything is perfect in Greece. We face various problems every day and there is still a lot to improve, but is there such a thing as a perfect country somewhere in the world?
Posted 24 September 2006 - 11:26 PM
i got engaged @ Arolithos this August, and will be getting married next August. so time to move to kriti and make my cretan man happy!
Posted 24 September 2006 - 11:51 PM
I don't want to disapoint your view about hospitals in Heraklion but last year I lost my mom in one of them and I really dont think much about them. I just wish I never have to visit one of them. As for the public toiletes I have been in Antalia Turkey and I can say that their public toiletes (specially the ones at the airport) are much better and cleaner than ours. Our mistake for years Yannis has been the fact that we elect the wrong people in important public posts such in Dimos/municipalities out of our personal interests or because of political reasons and not because they deserve to have these jobs. Iam afraid until our mentality changes nothing can be effectively done to attack our social economic problems.