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Hi, ladies and gentlemen

I'm new here. I'm looking to retire outside the UK during 2010. I would greatly welcome any thoughts on the following question. I've done my best to search the forum and haven't found it asked before.

In the UK, I live fairly near the centre of a medium-sized town and don't find the need to run a car, since I can get all necessary social, catering, shopping, cultural, and other resources within reasonable walking distance, and I take the odd taxi when the need arises (eg when with lots of shopping, or having had a drink). I should say that some car-owners here are surprised that I manage like that. But I do.

I visited Cyprus a while ago, spending quite a lot of time in Limassol and making day trips to Paphos, Larnaca, and Nicosia. I certainly got the impression I could make a go of a car-free life in Limassol. I wasn't quite so sure about the other cities. But partly that may be just because I spent less time there.

Does anyone have a view on this? All thoughts gratefully received.

Best regards

Peter
I think it depends on where you will be living, what you are going to be doing and whether you like walking.

If you will be living in Limassol centre then probably yes. But if you want to get out and about or you intend to work or you want to live in a village outside central Limassol then relying on public transport could make life difficult because buses aren't that regular or too frequent. And whilst the area where you live may be well served, the places you want to go to may not be.

We could not manage where we live without a car or some other form of transport. The nearest shop is over a mile away and walking there and back in the full heat of a summers day with shopping would not be pleasant. And with the rain we have had this winter you'd be drowned before you got to the end of our road and up to your knees in flooding etc.
 
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