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: 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
kernowman: Any cases of the Coronavirus on Corfu? We should be coming early May but it's all up in the air at the moment.
Mar 13, 2020 16:30:58 GMT 2
kaz: All ok thanks jan, just typed a reply but it didn't send
Apr 1, 2020 11:52:44 GMT 2
kaz: Now I know how to SEND !!......Rosie is in London with family and \I miss her ( no visitors allowed now so I have no idea when she will be home?) all well this end..nobody walking by so \I only have the birds to watch and TV of course but the news v gloomy
Apr 1, 2020 11:57:36 GMT 2
kaz: Well how is everyone enjoying the LOCKDOWN???....I am bored already, only some many crossword books one can do,,(wish \I took up knitting!!)
Apr 2, 2020 21:40:24 GMT 2
kaz: Oooops pressed wrong key, back now................|Is Roda free of the |Virus??, I hope so then we can get bsck to normal once we have beenclearedd
Apr 2, 2020 21:46:17 GMT 2
kaz: I hope you are all keeping well and free of this terrible virus...take care...Kaz
Apr 4, 2020 10:03:59 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Pam....have you managed to get on this forum...Janet
Apr 8, 2020 20:01:54 GMT 2