Have to laugh when people moan about the airport now. I remember when I was a kid (30+ years ago) and it was smaller, had one luggage carousel (that often wasn't working) and no air con. Going home was always sad anyway and there were usually long delays (often thanks to the French air controllers). One highlight of the departure lounge was when my dad recognised Alex Higgins through a fog of ciggy smoke playing cards with his mates. We got him to sign a 100 dr note (which was sadly lost).
Gremlindog - before I returned last year I hadn't been since around 98 (having previously gone annually up to 98). I found the main improvements were that it was larger, much more organised - by Greek standards -, more/better luggage retrieval arrangements and air con.
Watching Ol'saltys video reminds me that there only used to be 1 set of traffic lights on the island and they were at either side of the runway,hence you will see the cars crossing when lights were green.........
kaz: Hi Pam....have you managed to get on this forum...Janet
Apr 8, 2020 20:01:54 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz Greece so far has escaped the worst of the virus, but it is a very strict lock down.
Apr 14, 2020 19:21:06 GMT 2
kaz: Hi janiemou......same here, another 3wks lockdown, so boring, only so much housework one can do!!!!..so \I am doing crossword puzzles and looking out of the window to see if anyone walking by...nope, not a soul.....lovely sunny day so that's a blessing..
Apr 17, 2020 11:45:54 GMT 2
kaz: No news here, just boring with nowhere to go??,Still in lockdown, for how long we don't know..take care all, enjoy Roda xx
Apr 21, 2020 19:53:44 GMT 2
artisans: Kaz - Jan sent you PM
Apr 26, 2020 18:18:34 GMT 2
maudy2: I hope everyone is keeping safe and well and not going too stir crazy during all this turmoil 🤞🏼
May 13, 2020 18:11:18 GMT 2
maudy2: We’ve saved quite a lot of money not being able to go to the pub here so more to spend in the bars in Roda when we are finally allowed to go .
May 13, 2020 18:12:30 GMT 2
maudy2: Our son and family are booked to go in July 7th but not looking likely for them sadly due to uk rules😔
May 13, 2020 18:15:46 GMT 2
maudy: Hoping you are all safe and well wherever you are
May 29, 2020 14:52:38 GMT 2
janiemou: I am safe and well in Roda and intend to continue my life here. I will of course be visiting my family in the UK as Steve and I have a great grandchild for me to meet.
Jun 17, 2020 20:30:39 GMT 2
maudy2: I've actually been looking into this lately and Starling Bank is recommended by MSE and has no fee at all and you are protected by the FCA which some cards are not.
Jul 17, 2020 9:48:46 GMT 2
janiemou: I'm going to change to them when back in UK, so I can get the card.
Jul 21, 2020 11:18:11 GMT 2
ronster: I have just joined the Forum, We are comeing to Roday 21st August, can you please tell me are all the cafe's/Tavernas open as usual of did some not make it through the Corona virus
Jul 22, 2020 14:31:33 GMT 2