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14/05/23
« on: Sunday, 14 May, 2023 @ 03:03:06 »
Kef fire risk 14/05/23: Low

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £0.8940 GBP
1 €UR = $1.1258 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1186 €UR
$1 USD = 0.8883 €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 14/05   23°/19°   27 km/h   07%   Cloudy, winds possible
Mon 15/05   24°/16°   35 km/h   21%   Cloudy, strong winds probable
Tue 16/05   19°/15°   21 km/h   87%   Rain probable
Wed 17/05   20°/14°   19 km/h   79%   Thunderstorms probable
Thu 18/05   20°/15°   18 km/h   10%   Mostly sunny
Fri 19/05   22°/17°   12 km/h   10%   Sun & cloud
Sat 20/05   23°/16°   23 km/h   24%   Mostly cloudy
Sun 21/05   22°/16°   18 km/h   33%   Isolated thunderstorms possible
Mon 22/05   21°/15°   15 km/h   31%   Isolated thunderstorms possible
Tue 23/05   21°/16°   17 km/h   20%   Sun & cloud


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Re: 14/05/23
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 14 May, 2023 @ 03:04:57 »
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Family fares on budget airlines like Ryanair and easyJet are as pricey as on British Airways because of 'money-spinning' add-ons such as charging for passengers' suitcases

For a family of four jetting off to Corfu in the first week of the summer holidays, with bags and seats included, it will cost £2,148 with British Airways, £2,011 with easyJet and £2,638 with Ryanair.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12081089/Family-fares-budget-airlines-like-Ryanair-easyJet-pricey-British-Airways.html

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Re: 14/05/23
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 14 May, 2023 @ 14:53:32 »
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India to ally with Greece on return of Elgin Marbles
New Delhi is seeking to reclaim artefacts including the Koh-I-Noor from Britain and will support other nations' causes

India may become a powerful ally in Greece’s fight for the Elgin Marbles as part of foreign policy plans to support victims of “colonial appropriation”.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2023/05/14/india-to-ally-with-greece-on-elgin-marbles/

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Re: 14/05/23
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 14 May, 2023 @ 17:47:18 »
'Breaking', a.k.a. break dancing has been added as an Olympic sport at Paris 2024: https://www.paris2024.org/en/sport/breaking/

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Re: 14/05/23
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 14 May, 2023 @ 19:56:19 »
Unconfirmed: poison allegedly put down in Vlakhata, cat and dog said to have succumbed.