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View Poll Results: Is it really a good life on Cyprus
On balance, Yes 3 42.86%
Definately No 1 14.29%
Yes and No, some good things some really annoying things 2 28.57%
Undecided 1 14.29%
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Old 5th July 2008, 04:40 AM
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Basically who gives a -----, Its what YOU want out of it that counts. People who ask these questions dont have the balls to come and try for themselves. We all have our own reasons and for me living here and is to have a secret place whilst I am getting divorced. I work overseas and it suits me. I dont care or wish to know what complaints or likes people have. All I know is I can fish, eat , drink and do what ever I want in a very good environment and I have no intentions od going back to the uk.
Others come here and complain but my reply to them is if you dont like it go home. Maybe if this was adopted in the UK it wouldnt be in such a mess.

Better still I dont have a nagging women to wake up to (but I do miss a Sunday dinner!!!) any offers when I am home next?????

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No offer Jeff, but good post Enjoy .
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I agree that everyone has their reasons for being here and that everyone likes and dislikes different things. I also agree that those who don't like it should go back to where there came from (if they can).

However, IMHO this is a valid question. People hear how good it is here because the property advertisers and the TV adverts tell them. However a balanced view is rarely put forward so they are bound to ask...is it really a good life?

For you and me maybe the decision to come here wasn't difficult, but for others they may have to tear themselves away (literally) from all they have and all they know. If I young children and a whole family to move I would want to seek reassurance. And this is the purpose of this forum, to give information and advice from people who are already living the dream.

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Basically who gives a -----, Its what YOU want out of it that counts. People who ask these questions dont have the balls to come and try for themselves. We all have our own reasons and for me living here and is to have a secret place whilst I am getting divorced. I work overseas and it suits me. I dont care or wish to know what complaints or likes people have. All I know is I can fish, eat , drink and do what ever I want in a very good environment and I have no intentions od going back to the uk.
Others come here and complain but my reply to them is if you dont like it go home. Maybe if this was adopted in the UK it wouldnt be in such a mess.

Better still I dont have a nagging women to wake up to (but I do miss a Sunday dinner!!!) any offers when I am home next?????
Jeffrey, this is an expats forum. Its a forum, amongst other things, for people to come and ask questions about the country they are thinking of moving to, of people who have actually made the move.

So you are going to see complaints and likes that people have, and indeed thats what we want to see on here.

I'm glad to see that Cyprus for you is what you want it to be, but theres no harm in sharing your hints with others is there

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I am totally in agreement with what you say but I was getting at the ones who live here and run it down. Of course it is up to individuals to make up their own minds and thus not be put off by those complaining.

Anyway, I have had no offers to cook me a Sunday dinner when I come back in August.....so thats my only complaint.
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The whole idea is for people to read about both sides of the coin , they can get the rosy side from most tourist catalogues which realy is very one-sided . People have a right to complain even if they may be wrong , they(whiners) can also learn from this forum .

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It can be difficult, when we first arrived, we thought that the complainers would do that wherever they lived, but with time, we realise that there are small annoyances, it depends how uptight you are about things being done NOW. Dealing with officialdom can be very trying. Patience is the answer! And when you have to work to earn a living here it can be difficult to get the work/play balance right. Remember what you came to Cyprus for. Apart from those tiny things..it`s the best thing we ever did. Don`t just dream about it, do it!!!
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Yes, we found 'Cyprus Time' stressful at the start but we are beginning to realise that life is just too short to stress about time... whatever it is, it always seems to happen ...sometime! Just not when you planned it!

We had a bet going in the family today. The man laying our stamped concrete said on Friday that he would do it this morning. I said he would, the husband said next week and the daughter tomorrow.... I won! According to our neighbour he was there bright and early at 7am this morning!

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