And according to the news website the locals are doing their bit to remove the stockpiled rubbish on the outskirts of Roda. They set fire too it. Happened two nights in a row. The toxic cloud must have been great. It is no use glossing over the rubbish problem to keep the tourists coming. They just have to arrive and drive past the piles and if first timers it will be their last. I love Corfu and especially Roda but I don't wear blinkers.
Must admit, on our travels we saw lots of large piles of rubbish which do look unsightly, however, these were mostly away from the main tourist roads. On our way to the airport on Sunday, just outside Roda we saw two men with a large digger type machine loading all of the rubbish into skips, presumably for taking to landfill/disposing of. It’s not as if no effort is being made, and personally I don’t think it’s as bad as it was a couple of years ago.
Totally agree, Wendy - and did it spoil your holiday? I doubt that you would let it. Unfortunately, there are some who have made a mission out of this issue and they are probably the ones who would let it ruin their holidays. It is a problem and it does need sorting, but maybe many of us love Corfu because of its imperfections ...
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I HAVE BEEN SPENDING MY HOLIDAYS IN RODA SINCE THE 1980'S...........AND THE RUBBISH HAS NEVER WORRIED OR BOTHERED ME...IT GETS TAKEN WHEN POSSIBLE.........I DON'T GO THERE TO PICK HOLES, I GO BECAUSE I LOVE THE PLACE & IT'S PEOPLE,THE BEACH,THE SEA,THE TAVERNA'S
I agree with you, kaz - there are many who say they love Corfu but will not come back because of the rubbish. That sounds a bit like conditional love to me, whereas you reflect the feelings of the majority who do love the island - warts and all.
If you are staying centrally in Roda, having a resort holiday only, using the beach, local tavernas then you wouldn't know there was a problem on the Island, apart from what you see on your transfer from airport. Roda has done a very good job keeping the resort clean.
kaz: Just got on my 'puter..thanks for missing me!!...I am there in spirit (always)just wish my BODY was !!!never mind, next year with luck ( before I have to use a walking frame!!!)glad the weather is good for you all....hold on, just want to wipe the tears
Sept 11, 2019 19:50:02 GMT 2
kaz: Now my puter is playing up.......I cant win
Sept 11, 2019 19:53:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope Forum meetings are going well?? I miss them too xxxx
Sept 11, 2019 20:01:03 GMT 2
kaz: Weather in Kent is very hot...........still not as nice as being in Roda!!!
Sept 17, 2019 16:19:06 GMT 2
kaz: Nights are drawing in...curtains closed.....lights on.........just not looking forward to a long Winter again ( it comes round so quick!!)...Just Xmas to look forward to now, then the New Year and THEN holidays in Roda
Sept 25, 2019 20:15:16 GMT 2
artisans: Be so good to see you again kaz ...
Oct 4, 2019 9:32:09 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks Steve.........hope I get to make it to Roda??
Oct 4, 2019 12:14:36 GMT 2
johnreig: Has anyone got Spiros Banos apartment (Roda) details
Oct 8, 2019 14:15:36 GMT 2
artisans: Details on the thread ....
Oct 11, 2019 22:46:07 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Steve...has sent you email this evening ok
Nov 16, 2019 19:21:05 GMT 2
artisans: Hi kaz - have replied twice now ..
Nov 21, 2019 8:03:35 GMT 2
artisans: Hi kaz - we have what you wanted
Nov 21, 2019 15:03:35 GMT 2
janiemou: Kaz your tea is on its way to the UK, will be posted when it gets there
Dec 3, 2019 10:31:47 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks Jan n Steve....sorry, not been on 'puter for a while but sent you an email to-day.....will let you know when parcel arrives ok, thanks a lot for going to all the trouble for me...take care love Jan n Rosie xxxx
Dec 7, 2019 18:48:58 GMT 2
janiemou: Kaz we'll sort it out when I know the postage etc
Dec 10, 2019 11:45:57 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz, are you OK?
Jan 14, 2020 12:41:51 GMT 2