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13/11/22
« on: Sunday, 13 November, 2022 @ 04:48:44 »
Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8992 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0253 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1121 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9753 €UR

Based on Alpha Bank exchange rates, these are widely used by exchange agencies in Greece.
Other banks likely to offer a different rate which may be marginally higher or lower.
Banks and foreign exchange offices normally charge standard 2% commission.
You may get a better rate changing your holiday money in advance at e.g the
Post Office.
NB: some f-ex agencies advertise "No Commission".
Invariably, they deduct commission before they (don't) advertise the rate.
Foreign exchange offices are businesses, not charities.


Ten day weather forecast for Kefalonia:
This is an overall forecast, due to the mountainous terrain the weather can be very localised.
Updated forecast @
weather.com

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Sun 13/11   20°/15°   26 km/h   81%   Rain probable, thunderstorm possible
Mon 14/11   21°/15°   11 km/h   45%   Showers possible
Tue 15/11   20°/14°   07 km/h   63%   Showers probable
Wed 16/11   21°/16°   11 km/h   43%   Showers possible
Thu 17/11   21°/15°   21 km/h   91%   Thunderstorms probable
Fri 18/11   21°/14°   14 km/h   70%   Showers probable
Sat 19/11   21°/15°   17 km/h   73%   Light rain probable
Sun 20/11   20°/14°   19 km/h   64%   Thunderstorms probable
Mon 21/11   20°/14°   19 km/h   60%   Thundershowers probable
Tue 22/11   20°/14°   22 km/h   55%   Scattered thunderstorms probable


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Re: 13/11/22
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 13 November, 2022 @ 04:54:38 »
A mine was located at noon yesterday by the Underwater Disaster Squad of the Hellenic Navy at a depth of 32 meters 1 nautical mile from the coast off Petre-Geraniou, Rethymnon. Mine successfully rendered harmless.

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Re: 13/11/22
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 13 November, 2022 @ 14:35:01 »
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Man who lived in Charles de Gaulle airport for 18 years dies in airport

An Iranian man who lived for 18 years in Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport and inspired the 2004 Steven Spielberg film The Terminal died on Saturday in the airport, officials said.

Mehran Karimi Nasseri died after a heart attack in the airport’s Terminal 2F around midday, according an official with the Paris airport authority. Police and a medical team treated him but were not able to save him, the official said.

Karimi Nasseri, who claimed to be British but is believed to have been born in 1945 in the Iranian province of Khuzestan, lived in the airport’s Terminal 1 from 1988 until 2006, first in legal limbo because he lacked residency papers and later by choice.

After spending some time at a hospital for an operation, a hotel near the airport, paid for with the money he’d received for film rights, and then a shelter for the homeless, he had returned to living at the airport again in recent weeks, the airport official said.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/12/iranian-man-who-lived-in-paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport-for-18-years-dies

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Re: 13/11/22
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 13 November, 2022 @ 14:48:57 »
Public toilets now installed in Poros port, so I've heard.

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Re: 13/11/22
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 13 November, 2022 @ 14:58:28 »
Slightly strange: University of Bradford has been (quietly) in the news recently:

Gavin Williamson: He was born in Yorkshire and studied Social Sciences at the University of Bradford.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63557424

Lord Lucan: Discovered (maybe) by Prof Hassan Ugail of the University of Bradford
https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/23106334.bradford-professor-believes-australian-pensioner-may-lord-lucan/

Man who lived in Charles de Gaulle airport for 18 years dies in airport.... he spent three years studying at the University of Bradford.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/12/iranian-man-who-lived-in-paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport-for-18-years-dies

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Re: 13/11/22
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 13 November, 2022 @ 16:55:02 »
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Brits could face £650 fines for having inflatable penises on Malaga hen parties

Spanish hotspot Malaga is set to ban blow-up sex dolls and penises in a major crackdown against hen and stag parties – with fines as high as £1,300.
https://www.indy100.com/viral/inflatable-penis-ban-hen-party

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Re: 13/11/22
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 13 November, 2022 @ 22:40:27 »
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British staycation boom over as bookings dry up

Holidaymakers are cutting back on spending ahead of a looming recession
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/news/british-staycation-boom-bookings-dry/