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06/11/21
« on: Saturday, 06 November, 2021 @ 02:04:35 »
Thirteen new cases of coronavirus confirmed on Kefalonia yesterday by EODY.

Today's bank rate:
1 GBP = € 1.1375
1 USD = € 0.8392

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
Sat 06/11   25°/18°    9 km/h   05%   Sun & cloud
Sun 07/11   25°/16°    5 km/h   19%   Mostly cloudy
Mon 08/11   22°/17°   11 km/h   24%   Mostly cloudy
Tue 09/11   23°/16°   14 km/h   37%   Showers possible
Wed 10/11   22°/14°   18 km/h   22%   Mostly cloudy
Thu 11/11   20°/13°   13 km/h   38%   Showers possible
Fri 12/11   20°/14°   12 km/h   71%   Showers probable
Sat 13/11   19°/13°   13 km/h   63%   Rain probable
Sun 14/11   19°/12°   19 km/h   54%   Showers probable
Mon 15/11   18°/12°   17 km/h   52%   Showers probable


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Re: 06/11/21
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 06 November, 2021 @ 02:07:19 »
Tragedy in Tzannata, near Poros, yesterday as a 92 year old resident passed away after being discharged from hospital in Argostoli where he'd been treated for Covid-19 for about a week. Not certain yet whether coronavirus had any impact on his demise.

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Re: 06/11/21
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 06 November, 2021 @ 02:08:41 »
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Man eaten by piranhas after jumping into lake to escape swarm of bees
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/man-eaten-piranhas-after-jumping-25383860

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Re: 06/11/21
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 06 November, 2021 @ 10:12:15 »
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Greece open year round to receive tourists, minister says

Greece will be open all year round to receive tourists, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said in an interview with CNN at the international tourism trade fair, the World Travel Market (WTM), in London.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/economy/1171209/greece-open-year-round-to-receive-tourists-minister-says/

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Re: 06/11/21
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 06 November, 2021 @ 10:14:15 »
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Beyond the beach: why Greece is the ideal autumn hiking destination
Ancient history and dramatic mountain scenery combine on a walk through the Vikos Gorge
https://www.ft.com/content/71a3de66-96cc-437d-b5ac-de6caec11ab7

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Re: 06/11/21
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, 06 November, 2021 @ 15:48:07 »
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Frozen pensions: Britons living overseas hit by soaring inflation
Basic rate state pension has not risen for thousands who moved abroad and campaigners demand action

Millions of older people will see their pensions rise by 3.1% next spring in a move that will help protect them from the soaring cost of living – but Valerie Hepplestone and Sue Carpenter are among thousands who will not get a penny extra because of what has been dubbed an unfair “postcode lottery”.

While the full UK basic state pension is to go up by £4.25 to £141.85 a week in April, almost half a million Britons who emigrated or retired to countries such as Australia, Canada and South Africa are receiving payments of as little as £22 a week, which never go up.
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2021/nov/06/frozen-pensions-britons-living-overseas-hit-by-soaring-inflation