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Forum: Italy
Oct 15th 2021, 9:07 am
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Jake.White

Re: transferring proceeds of property sale to UK with Transferwise?

I don't see why you can't have the proceeds transferred via an exchange broker. That's how my buyer did it when I sold my place last year. Maybe the rules have changed since then because of Brexit or...
Forum: Italy
Oct 13th 2021, 12:53 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 969
Posted By Jake.White

Re: Puglia

That's interesting although I wonder why they packed it in as they seemed so successful and good at what they did...
Forum: Italy
Oct 13th 2021, 7:40 am
Replies: 18
Views: 969
Posted By Jake.White

Re: Puglia

If ElitePuglia.com is still trading I can highly recommend it. Based in Ostuni, It's run by two Brits : a mother and daughter from Glasgow named Maureen and Alanna Mcleod. They speak Italian, have a...
Forum: Italy
Sep 8th 2021, 6:58 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,348
Posted By Jake.White

Re: Driving from UK to Italy July 2021 lo

After travelling down to Puglia and back twice a year for more than 16 years and trying many alternative routes, I found the best one to be Amsterdam to Venlo via Eindhoven, then through Germany on...
Forum: Hungary
Jul 24th 2021, 6:56 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By Jake.White

Re: Property search

A lot more locations do seem to be opening up again. As far as I can tell Hungary is on the amber list and they are still advising against travel there.
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Forum: Hungary
Jul 24th 2021, 4:25 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By Jake.White

Re: Property search

Thanks again. I'll take note of that.

Part of my old place in Italy was mud and brick built with two foot thick walls and there was always an issue with damp. I always thought it was because there...
Forum: Hungary
Jul 24th 2021, 12:15 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By Jake.White

Re: Property search

Thank you to both above, and especially to Jack for the Hungarian words which will be helpful. I've heard Hungarian is pretty difficult for us Brits, is that right? Although I speak reasonable...
Forum: Hungary
Jul 24th 2021, 10:26 am
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By Jake.White

Property search

Good morning everyone,

Having recently sold my property in Italy I am now considering Hungary (or possibly Poland) as a new prospect but have no clue as to where to begin looking. Initially I am...
Forum: Italy
May 29th 2021, 7:51 am
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Jake.White

Re: moving to san vito dei mormanii

The only thing about Italian dogs is that they tend to bark a lot at night.... There was a dog breeder at the end of my lane (on the SP28) who bred huskies and they made a racket all night long. You...
Forum: Italy
Nov 1st 2020, 1:15 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 6,596
Posted By Jake.White

Re: Overland Italy to UK

Yes I find the M'gladbach, Heilbronn,Crailsheim,Ulm route to be the best one (apart from those pesky never ending roadworks on the A6 of course).

I do the Ijmuiden ferry route partly for the...
Forum: Italy
Nov 1st 2020, 8:40 am
Replies: 80
Views: 6,596
Posted By Jake.White

Re: Overland Italy to UK

I read in one of the UK news rags a few days ago that Merkel had instructed all hotels in Germany to refuse entry to foreigners, and judging by my own experience there a few weeks ago (see my earlier...
Forum: Italy
Oct 19th 2020, 8:03 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By Jake.White

Re: Arrange House Purchase Bank draft from UK

I paid for my house with a bankers draft but that was many years ago. Why can't it be done by electronic transfer..?? We do after all live in the 21st century.

My experience with Italian banks is...
Forum: Italy
Oct 19th 2020, 7:41 am
Replies: 80
Views: 6,596
Posted By Jake.White

Re: Overland Italy to UK

I came that way last weekend. Left Italy on Friday (9th Oct), spent Friday night at a hotel just over the German border but was almost refused a room because of my passport and they only relented...
Forum: Italy
Jun 23rd 2020, 3:25 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,368
Posted By Jake.White

Re: Overland UK to Italy

[QUOTE=SanNico;12870931]I'm probably a bit late to be of any use on this one, but a friend has just driven from Ireland down to Puglia through France and Switzerland without problems apart from the...
Forum: Italy
Jun 23rd 2020, 3:21 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By Jake.White

Re: No Worries

Cheers for that. Good to know that it's hassle free. I'm away on Thursday.
Jun 19th 2020, 2:54 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Jake.White

Re: Quarantine

Thanks for that
Jun 19th 2020, 1:13 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Jake.White

Quarantine

Hi all,

What’s the current quarantine situation in Holland for arriving Brits..? Is it compulsory 14 days or is it voluntary like France or can I simply get off the boat at the Hoek and drive...
Forum: Italy
Jun 16th 2020, 11:27 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,368
Posted By Jake.White

Re: Overland UK to Italy

Excellent news and I hope it goes smoothly for you. I’m looking at Monday as a possibility but I’m still uncertain and still receiving mixed messages about Austria so I might have to wait a bit yet...
Forum: Italy
Jun 15th 2020, 4:09 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,368
Posted By Jake.White

Re: Overland UK to Italy

I’m based in the north east, that’s why I go via Holland - much easier for me. The autobahn service stations in Germany charge 70 cents a time for the toilets but you can swap the wee ticket you get...
Forum: Italy
Jun 15th 2020, 1:35 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,368
Posted By Jake.White

Re: Overland UK to Italy

haha, yes I’m with you on that one. My Mrs flies over and I get to do the grueller of a road trip.. I wouldn’t have it any other way though as I have a phobia about these Ryanair flying coffins..
Forum: Italy
Jun 15th 2020, 12:18 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,368
Posted By Jake.White

Re: Overland UK to Italy

Morning all, that Times link given above takes me to a subscription page...🤔

Three stopovers Brian eh.... I must admit I like to get the drive over and done with as quickly as possible and usually...
Forum: Italy
Jun 11th 2020, 10:14 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,368
Posted By Jake.White

Re: Overland UK to Italy

As far as I can tell from the info available on the Austrian embassy website the same situation applies, or will apply from the 16th June, to UK citizens transiting through without stopping. I could...
Forum: Italy
Jun 10th 2020, 11:58 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,368
Posted By Jake.White

Re: Overland UK to Italy

P&O have hiked their prices have they..? That’s a good business move I’m sure given that they’ll likely have minimal demand at best... quite unbelievable really.. I was looking at DFDS prices for...
Forum: Italy
Jun 10th 2020, 10:01 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,368
Posted By Jake.White

Re: Overland UK to Italy

Currently I’m looking at making the overland attempt on 16th June, but not via France or Switzerland. I think trying to navigate through France could still be very problematic with all the infantile...
Forum: Italy
May 25th 2020, 3:29 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By Jake.White

Re: For my sanity

I'm watching the situation closely as I have to get over there asap too, and also by road. The ferry I take from North shields to Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) is still on temporary hold till at least 17th...
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