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Forum: Europe
Feb 5th 2014, 3:01 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,831
Posted By Ray51

Re: Where is a safe place to buy property in Southern Europe?

Thank You so very much , Booboo!~I sort of knew this , 4 the last 30-odd years !
Now , how to get a smallish house on the/near the Coast ?
Can you help , please ?
Merci/DankeSchoen/Thanxxx/...
Forum: Europe
Feb 4th 2014, 2:01 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,831
Posted By Ray51

Re: Where is a safe place to buy property in Southern Europe?

Parts of U.K. DO suffer in bad weather , sometimes !
In my 60's , that's a risk well-worth taking , there is also insurance + goodwill from seriously decent neighbours etc .
The older I get , the...
Forum: Europe
Feb 4th 2014, 1:38 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,831
Posted By Ray51

Re: Where is a safe place to buy property in Southern Europe?

P.S. Living some 500-600 metres from The River ( Thames , London ) , NIL idea of any floods ?
Forum: Europe
Feb 4th 2014, 1:37 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,831
Posted By Ray51

Re: Where is a safe place to buy property in Southern Europe?

Well , as one gets older , the attractions of suspect banana republics feature much less , on one's agendae , mefinkz !
Sure , some more sunshine would be nice , NOT Costa del Sol nor Emirates' heat...
Forum: Europe
Jan 6th 2014, 7:50 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By Ray51

Re: Croatia

As if I hadn't spent more time/s there , than probably all of your forae participitans...
Forum: Europe
Jan 4th 2014, 9:14 am
Replies: 18
Views: 4,831
Posted By Ray51

Re: Where is a safe place to buy property in Southern Europe?

P.S. As an ex-estae agent , I'm pleased to inform you that U.K. commissions are actually Very Low , taking into Account the horrenduosly silly and insecure way the sales and purchases are concluded ...
Forum: Turkey
Jan 3rd 2014, 11:16 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,070
Posted By Ray51

Re: Turkey or Spain, advice appreciated

On which basis would you evaluate "what areas are best" , in biig country like Espana and Catalunya : heat , history , art , good food , safe from crime and lunatics , best medical service , best...
Forum: Europe
Jan 3rd 2014, 11:05 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,624
Posted By Ray51

Re: Bulgaria has Europes lowest inflation & Cost of living

Yes , pretty much the same , in many East Europen , ex-soviet block + Balkans countries ;
As any SAffer would say :
Look , I do offer fresh free-range chickens at 50 cents each , sadly : I'm out...
Forum: Europe
Jan 3rd 2014, 4:54 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By Ray51

Re: Croatia

If anyone's interested , I happen to know more than I wish to , about CROatia/HRvatska AND I speak the lingo fluently and their many dialects AND can give you a local Brit, or 3 , who have been all...
Forum: Europe
Jan 3rd 2014, 4:41 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,415
Posted By Ray51

Re: Croatia

Home office's estimates say that some 40 , up to max. 60 known Brits live in Croatia/Hrvatska ;
N.B. Anyone but the below-age of 20 Croats are still openly suspicious or even-anti British , ...
Forum: Europe
Jan 3rd 2014, 4:29 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,831
Posted By Ray51

Re: Where is a safe place to buy property in Southern Europe?

I would readily recommend SLOvenia to ya , but , depending on the holy Budget , anything reasonably-priced by the Adratic , I have also been looking for , for over 5 years ; and I do speak the local...
Forum: Europe
Jan 3rd 2014, 1:46 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,320
Posted By Ray51

Re: Ideas please - what to give a Slovenian as a pressie from the UK

I fail to comprehend : are you today in SLO or in Engerland ( Nova Roumanija / Bulgarija / sirotinje on benfits vishe nego zaposlenih , uskoro )??? WElcome to the New UE , whre utter paupers scream...
Forum: Europe
May 12th 2013, 3:49 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,426
Posted By Ray51

Re: Cyprus style rip off!

My local Londis-trader quotes 1.55 SFr to the squid ; so , where exxxactly is the problem ?
( Since you get muuuuch more for 1,55 Swiss than for 1 squid in Greater London , anyway ! )
Forum: Europe
May 11th 2013, 6:54 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,426
Posted By Ray51

Re: Cyprus style rip off!

Tell us about Torquay ;
is that not where Basil failed to manage Fawlty Towers ?
Forum: Europe
May 10th 2013, 9:58 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,426
Posted By Ray51

Re: Cyprus style rip off!

What : bought gold @ $1.700 / oz in March/April ?
and today it lingers around $1.200 ?
Well , you can't get taxed on a 33% Capital Loss , dass ist aber sehr gut , dann !
Typical sound advice from...
Forum: Europe
May 9th 2013, 10:49 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By Ray51

Re: More tax.....

Not sure about yr nationality , but : if British , do vote UKIP ( if only as a sign of protest & Disgust ? ) .
:amen:
Forum: Europe
May 9th 2013, 7:53 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By Ray51

Re: More tax.....

Well put , BUT : spare a thought also for your ex-Yugo neighbours : Croatia !
They are rushing onto the same road to EUro-ruination , which SLOvenia should have NEVER chosen . When will anyone...
Forum: Europe
Apr 30th 2013, 10:56 am
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By Ray51

Re: Sausage wars still simmering

Sorry : did NOT know about "homophobic" ;
however , a good discussion is v. much needed , otherwise everyone follows in the same stupid trend...
last week , between France , Belgium and Luxembourg...
Forum: Europe
Apr 30th 2013, 9:07 am
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By Ray51

Re: Sausage wars still simmering

Between 3 terms of Labour AND now so-called Tories , our once Great country is ruined 4Ever anyway ; but still we have the Fab British people here , even though they ARE quite bitter , sometimes ....
Forum: Europe
Apr 30th 2013, 8:20 am
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By Ray51

Re: Sausage wars still simmering

Mefinkz : U taking zis far 2 seriously ?
Rather focus on ze ugly bureaucracy in Bruxelles , bending over backwards to please Berlin & Paris ( Impossible tasks ) whilst squandering max. taxpayers...
Forum: Europe
Apr 29th 2013, 11:47 am
Replies: 39
Views: 25,531
Posted By Ray51

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe

Hi , Jon !
Believe this or not , I just returned from BXL , literally 20-30 mins ago ;
I had hoped to see/meet ya BUT the circumstances were such that I had Nil time whatsoever ;
stayed @ 4 Points...
Forum: Europe
Apr 27th 2013, 6:14 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 25,531
Posted By Ray51

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe

Excellent response , Nick !
Plz , tell us more , by Forum or p.m.
Forum: Europe
Apr 27th 2013, 1:42 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 25,531
Posted By Ray51

Re: Looking for low cost of living seaside location in Europe

Akshuelly , I write this from Bruxelles right now :
have not been here for a few months ( as I normally also live in Surrey ) ;
I am Shocked at the EUro-INFLATION , it feels as if Eeeverything has...
Forum: Europe
Apr 26th 2013, 6:28 pm
Forum: Europe
Apr 26th 2013, 10:10 am
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By Ray51

Re: Sausage wars still simmering

Well-spotted article , confirming yet another example of EU-madness running rampart !
I write this from Bruxelles today and : YES , we must find "wrong" sausages , B4 we all go to expensive 5-star...
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