- So, the missus and kids are going to Cyprus…
Go – great country and people and they need the tourist £s of $s! There may well be some unrest but unlikely to be targetted at UK tourists. Who knows what currency will be in place by then, the minister on Newsnight was already talking about printing Cypriot pounds (this week!). At least you will be helping in a positive way, unlike the Euro-elite!Posted 4 years agob rMember
Go – great country and people and they need the tourist £s of $s! There may well be some unrest but unlikely to be targetted at UK tourists. Who knows what currency will be in place by then, the minister on Newsnight was already talking about printing Cypriot pounds (this week!). At least you will be helping in a positive way, unlike the Euro-elite!
Great, and if they can’t fly back (for whatever reason)…
I was stuck in the US after 9/11, luckily it was with work so no problems – but just how would you get your wife/kids back from Cyprus?Posted 4 years agotonydMember
If they don’t take the bailout it sounds like at least some of the banks might not be able to re-open. If you have a population unable to access cash to buy essentials like food then things could get messy.
I’m not convinced that they’ll just look at the wealthy (in their terms) Brit tourists and say “Hey great, thanks for coming to my island and supporting us in our time of need”. It could be more like “Hey great, you look like an easy target, cash and jewellery please”.
It’s quite likely everything will be fine, but is it really worth risking the safety of your wife and children? I wouldn’t.
Slight anecdotal, we wanted to cycle across Cuba in 2008. I was about ready to book us up – a week supported riding followed by a week on the beach – when Hurricane Gustav hit. I was adamant that we should still go as it would help the locals and they’d appreciate some support. My missus pointed out they were trying to rebuild their country and the last thing they wanted was a couple of tourists expecting dinner.Posted 4 years agogrowingladMember
I got bored reading the dumb ass comments. Nothing will happen, there will be a lot of crap in the news and it will all blow over with the man on the street getting shifted.
The Cypriots are generally good people, they might get a bit piffed with the government, but they’re will not be raping and pillaging, the country ain’t going to collapse, if they were to drop out of the Euro…ain’t going to happen…if the rest of Europe can’t hold a small economy together like Cyprus…they are screwed….Italy’s debt makes Cyprus look a bit like my credit card bill!
Go, nothing will happen…although actually I’d wait a bit. Sea will still be a bit cool and the weather can be a bit iffy this time of year.Posted 4 years agohammeriteMember
Let them go, they’ll be fine. Things may look a bit more run down even in the tourist areas, few more shops and bars shut, but generally those places that are open will be grateful for the business. We found it to be like this in Crete last summer.
Normal people won’t turn into bad people and start stealing etc… they have a bit more respect than that. Although the dregs may stoop a little lower.Posted 4 years ago
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