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frans

Member Since 29 Sep 2007
Offline Last Active Jun 16 2010 10:26 PM
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In Topic: How Has Crete Changed?

02 July 2008 - 11:47 AM

Yassas to you all!,

Finally summer kicked in in Holland, 30+ degrees, too hot, too humid! I also have heard about the developments west of Chania. When I travelled by bus from Chania to Paleochora (south west coast) some years ago, I noticed the developments too. Luckily, this is not the place where I stay. Paleochora is developing very slowly and my wife noticed in may that new buildings are at least surround as much as possible by green! My advise would be: Go ECO! Interested to see where this will all end with the ever rising oil prices. People who can afford an airline ticket in 5 years time must be pretty rich...
Question, has anybody ever driven by car from western europe to Crete? Which harbour did you drive to?

See you in Paleochora august 22nd!

In Topic: Booking An Appartment In Time Or.....not?!

31 October 2007 - 10:36 PM

Thanks for the replies. The apartment we have rented for the last couple of years is a unique place and we are going to rent it in 2008 again!

In Topic: Shame About The Litter

01 October 2007 - 10:19 PM

Hi,

Just a comment on the litter issue. I have seen many examples as well but the worst I witnessed just outside Paleochora where it seems people have created a scrapheap in pure nature...In one of the small valleys people literally have dumped all their waist, washing machines, refrigerators and so on..unbelievable. In the village itself things are fine when you walk in the populated areas. In the places where there are no houses, the harbour area for instance at the most southern point, there is a lot of litter and it is never cleaned there. This is one thing. Another thing is that along the east coast line a pedestrian walkway has been created a few years ago. On the other side of the road...just dirt! According to locals this area should have been paved as well but it seems one ran out of money and now it looks very untidy and unfinished. There are a lot of hotel owners in that area and they all complain. I asked: Did you ever try to unite and complain together to the local authorities? The answer is no. It seems to me that they do not want to unite against these things for unknown reasons. I have also raised the topic of traffic safety in a topic. Have not had any reactions yet!

In Topic: Introduction

30 September 2007 - 05:30 PM

I amended my profile, even added a picture...