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Conforama France pratique le blocage géographique à Chypre

Thursday, August 22, 2019    Comments (0)    Permalink  
Vous êtes peut-être en vacances ou en déplacement professionnel à Chypre et vous cherchez une information, un produit, le solde de votre compte Conforama France. Essayez de vous connecter au site https://www.conforama.fr à partir de votre connexion WIFI Chypre et vous verrez: Cela paraît surprenant, puisqu'avec une IP française le site ouvre normalement. Vous pouvez forcer l'utilisation d'une IP française en vous connectant via la 4G avec à partir d'une carte SIM française (Free, Orange, Bouygues etc en roaming). On ne comprend pas trop la finalité de ce blocage. Peut-être ils...  

AirBnB in Cyprus: Why Owners should be very careful

Monday, October 23, 2017    Comments (0)    Permalink  
Cyprus had one the highest number in tourists visiting the Island in 2017 (1) and during high season, every single room was booked. Many property owners seized the opportunity and listed their place on AirBnB to rent it out to travelers. Why AirBnB in Cyprus? The name is globally known, they are making the most buzz (mostly negative as many big cities are trying to restrict them (2) ). Registration is easy: an email, a description, some pictures, a bank account where to receive your rent and you're done. AirBnB has extensive and detailed cancellation and protection policies (3) t...  

GoodBye Roaming fees: Fin des frais d’itinérance en Europe

Thursday, August 31, 2017    Comments (1)    Permalink  
Les frais d’itinérance ont disparu en Europe La commission européenne a finalement interdit les 'roaming fees' pour l'utilisation de la téléphonie mobile à l'intérieur de la CE, mais comment ça marche concrètement à Chypre? Une petite vérification rapide: La fin des frais d’itinérance, cela veut dire en clair: utiliser votre téléphone mobile dans n'importe quel pays de la CE ne vous causera plus de surcoût. Votre contrat de téléphonie mobile (voix, data, SMS, MMS) sera valable, dans les mêmes conditions dans tous les pays de la CE. Comme les conditions d'utilisation...  

Video wishes from the French Embassy in Nicosia

Saturday, December 31, 2016    Comments (0)    Permalink  
L'ambassade de France à Nicosie vous présente ses meilleurs vœux pour la nouvelle année.  

Cyprus from Space

Thursday, March 17, 2016    Comments (0)    Permalink  
Cyprus from Space   Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. The Mediterranean island of Cyprus is featured in the one hundred seventy-seventh edition. The third largest island in the Mediterranean, Cyprus is about 240 km long and 100 km wide. It is located on the Anatolian plate and therefore belongs geologically to Asia, but politically it is a member of the EU.  The Troodos mountains dominate the centre of the island and include Mount Olympus, the country’s highest mountain at 1...  

Cyprus real time Petrol Prices

Monday, November 23, 2015    Comments (2)    Permalink  
Finally real time petrol prices for all petrol stations in Cyprus are available online: If you are on your PC and just want to do a quick on the current petrol and heating oil prices there's only one choice: the government site published by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Cyprus:   https://eservices.cyprus.gov.cy/EN/Pages/eFormRenderer.aspx?formId=dda22c35-0daf-42f7-9e4a-581a92396eae At the time of writing (22/11/2015) the site is only in Greek and has no location capabilities, i.e. you need to chose your town and area.   If you are using a iPhone or Android sm...  

Angry scenes at Lidl Strovolos in Cyprus

Sunday, April 05, 2015    Comments (0)    Permalink  
We witnessed angry scenes from upset customers at Lidl Strovolos and Paralimni complaining about the constant unavailability of the the advertised special offer 'Dishwasher tablets W5 All in 1'. Lidl Cyprus had advertised The lidl W5 All in 1 dishwasher tablets  for the weekend 28 and 29 March 2015 but it seems that these were never available in  the shops.   Customers inquiring in  the Paralimni and Strovolos Lidl outlets on Saturday were told to come back on Sunday but to their disappointment the offer was still unavailable. It looks very much like another bait adve...  

Cartes d'embarquement électroniques RyanAir

Thursday, January 08, 2015    Comments (0)    Permalink  
RyanAir a publié en Juillet 2014 son application pour smartphones tournant sous Androïd et iOS uniquement. Pas de chance pour les utilisateurs de GSM Windows Phone, car apparemment Ryanair ne prévoit pas le développement d'une version windows phone. Pour notre dernier voyage avec Ryanair nous avons voulu essayer l'acceptation des cartes d'embarquement électroniques. Et ça marche! On a essayé à partir de Paphos et de Charleroi. La carte d'embarquement électronique suscite encore des réactions de surprise, mais elle est finalement acceptée aussi bien par le personnel de sécuri...  

We switched our ISP from Spidernet to Cablenet

Tuesday, November 18, 2014    Comments (1)    Permalink  
ISPs in Cyprus After 15 years with Spidernet as ISP in Cyprus, we finally switched to Cablenet last week. Spidernet has been one of the very first ISPs in Cyprus and back to 1996 we were able to register one of the initial email addresses hatte@spidernet.....  End 2014 the internet situation has completely changed globally and, well, also in Cyprus. Spidernet does not exist anymore, our initial email address was just maintained by the new owner,  Primetel, and we are able to issue our own email addresses through EworksWSI, The logical step was to switch our personal e...  

FIFA rankings July 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014    Comments (0)    Permalink  
The new FIFA world rankings are expected to be published on July 17, 2014. The FIFA website provides a estimation tool, that calculates the current FIFA ranking points by country.( http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/rankingtools/prognosis.html ) We run the FIFA ranking prognosis tool on July 15th, 2014 and got the below results:   Country Points Rank Germany 1761 1 Argentina 1689 2 Netherlands ...  

France Inter: En direct de Nicosie

Wednesday, November 27, 2013    Comments (0)    Permalink  
L'émission de France Inter: En direct des Jardins de l'Institut Français de Nicosie du 22/11/2013: ré-écouter cette émission (disponible jusqu’au 17/08/2016 19h25)   Et si on parlait d’amour? On en a besoin, non, en ce moment? Non je vous dis ça… Parce que c’est l’endroit pour, Nicosie… C’est ici, selon la légende, qu’Aphrodite (la déesse de l’amour) naquit de l’écume des vagues. On s’imagine bien vivre ici d’amour et de soleil, un soleil q...  

Les PV à l'heure européenne

Tuesday, October 15, 2013    Comments (1)    Permalink  
Eh oui, il y a a moins un secteur de la construction européenne qui avance: Les PV! La presse relatait depuis un moment que les voitures étrangères n'échapperaient plus aux PV français car l'administration française se mettrait à l'heure européenne et ferait suivre les PV des conducteurs malchanceux dans leurs pays respectifs. Nous avons eu dernièrement la désagréable surprise de recevoir une lettre avec une contravention pour un (léger...) excès de vitesse (114 km/h retenu au lieu de 100 km/h, mais ...  
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Aegean Air cheats during online ticket reservation with IP tracking

Thursday, May 16, 2013    Comments (1)    Permalink  
Airlines have always denied using either cookies or IP tracking to monitor interest in tickets for a certain trip from your computer and increase ticket prices progressively. We just had a very clear example today for a return flight from  Larnaca to Athens with Aegean Air: after some comparisons with other airlines the ticket price went slowely up first by some € only. Then, and this is new, even after having confirmed the flight and entered the credit card details the site said 'we are unable to confirm your reservation, please try again' and , yes you guessed, the price for the...  

Rents are decreasing widely in Cyprus

Thursday, April 25, 2013    Comments (0)    Permalink  
Rents have decreased by 40% to 50% throughout all kinds of housings in Cyprus especially since January 2013. Do you have any similar experience?  

Pickpockets at Lidl in Cyprus

Saturday, April 20, 2013    Comments (1)    Permalink  
Times are changing in Cyprus as well, and not for the better. Until now the country had been spared from systematic pickpocketing. This is changing as well. One of the consequences of the financial crisis in Cyprus and the continuing restrictive measures imposed by the Central bank of Cyprus is that the cash economy is on the increase again. Ordinary people try to safeguard as much of their savings as possible by keeping it in cash at home. Just in case the Central Bank imposes new, even stricter restrictions on cash flow on accounts held at Cypriot banks. Afraid of burglary, people carry...  

La crise chypriote - émission radio

Tuesday, March 12, 2013    Comments (0)    Permalink  
Chers Francophones et Francophiles, Vu l’ampleur de la tourmente financière qui s’est abattue sur Chypre, et ses répercussions sur la vie quotidienne de ses habitants, nous avons décidé de consacrer cette émission à la crise économique de Chypre.  Dans cette perspective, nous recevons deux invités issus des milieux financiers, pour essayer de comprendre les tenants et les aboutissa...  


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