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Guaba Beach Bar Limassol

— Posted by hazard @ 10-06-23 14:33
Great music but a boo for customer service. I don't like being told "I don't give a shit" by supervisors. Having spent there a few hundred euros in a week, the least I want is to be handled politely. Fix yourself or you'll end up only with drunken kids. The atmosphere has been degrading ever since the move to a new place.

Cyprus Stop & Fly

— Posted by hazard @ 07-10-07 15:05
My flight for holidays to Crete was during night hours, and it was inconvenient to ask friends and expensive to go with a taxi. Therefore I have decided to try Cyprus Stop & Fly - a private airport parking service. They wait for you at the airport, then drive your car to their guarded car parking (close to the Neo Chorio roundabout), and when you come back, they meet you at the airport and pass the car back to you.

Indeed, everything went without a hitch and I'm happy with their service.


Budget Airlines Come to Cyprus

— Posted by hazard @ 07-02-04 06:54
This year, several budget airlines have announced that they are coming to Cyprus - Monarch Airlines and FlyGlobespan with UK flights, SkyEurope with flights to Vienna (Austria). Prices they quote in the press releases are often unbelievable, like 20 EUR. The truth is that these prices are one-way and do not include taxes and fees. This way, price of Larnaca-Vienna-Larnaca from 30 EUR becomes 95 EUR after your add all other charges. Nevertheless, the prospect of travelling to central Europe for 50 CYP is quite tempting...

The Cyprus Environment Video

— Posted by hazard @ 07-01-28 12:10
Cyprus Press and Information Office has a released a 10-minute video about Cyprus environment, which Brian from www.cypenv.org was kind enough to rip and post on its video section.

New Cyprus Online Road Tax Payment System

— Posted by hazard @ 07-01-28 04:07
Cyprus government has updated their facility for online road tax payment. Now, instead of the road tax disc being sent by post, you have to print it yourself. This approach has both cons and pros to the old way of online payment, where the disc was sent by post.

Pros:
  • Don't have to wait for the road disc to arrive by post.
  • You will get your disc even if your postal address in Road Department's system is wrong.

Cons:
  • Less secure. The only way for an official to authenticate the disc is to read the bar-code on the disc. And for 100% authenticity, you have to login to the central database.
  • Not everyone has printers, and the webpage does not warn that you need to have one until you have paid. The system let's you save the image as a PNG file, which means various software will print it in various size. A PDF would have been a much wiser choice.

My opinion is that the old way was better. Waiting for a few days for the road tax disc to arrive was not a problem for me. Now I have the hassle to go to work and print it from there, and potentially suspicious policemen.
If you want to get an idea how it looks like, here is a blurred up version:

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