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Becky123


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02/06/2011 01:18

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Hi there, i am moving to TRNC with my husband and two girls (aged 4 and 7) in late Aug. My husband has gained a post in one of the schools in Kyrenia. We are likely to be living in Lapta and we are keen to establish contact with any other families who have moved out or will do so in the near future. We have visited TRNC twice before and really appreciate all it has to offer, although we both fully appreciate the reality of holidaying in TRNC is completely different to living/ relocating there. On the practical side, any info on recent shipping of possessions experiences would be gratefully received. We are also looking to buy a suitable family car soon after we arrive, so any advice re this or anyone selling a car please let me know. Many thanks - i look forward to yr replies.



Jo Valentine


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02/06/2011 01:45

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Hello Rebecca

Would you like to email me so that I can reply with more information for you? Our first task is to 'quantify' the goods you wish to bring, so we'll complete an inventory sheet together. We can provide a full door to door service - even from the Isle of Wight (we shipped a 40' container load from there last year to North Cyprus) Full assistance provided with obtaining your Exemption from Duty Certificate.

I'll look forward to hearing from you.

Regards

Jo Valentine

07985 089722

Email: valetineremovals@hotmail.com

http://www.jamesvalentineremovals.co.uk

The Specialists in Removals and Shipping to and from Cyprus.



steptoenoel


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Becky i'm sorry i have a place in girne,but i just holiday at this stage,so as advise i am sorry.I have seen TRNC wind their neck in on prices of new cars A Haci Ali opposite the jasmin court hotel seems fair with his prices.I wish you and your family well on your move.You will always find help,especially here.GL



flightholiday


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02/06/2011 01:47

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Hi Becky Welcome to Cyprus44, you have an interesting and different new life ahead of you.

Please feel free to contact us among the many who post who will be glad to help you (off board can be good info@flightholiday.co.uk ) we are travel agents to the island and have over the last few years built up many contacts so might be able to give some ideas about the transport etc etc etc.



Tom

IAH Ltd (Lapta and the Forest of Dean)



nostradamus


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02/06/2011 07:07

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For shipping, try Euromed - UK phone number: 0208-3658888 or see their website: http://www.euromed-uk.com I have used this company on a number of occasions over the years - most recently last week - and have always found them excellent. Helpful, reliable and reasonably priced.



CarrieRBag



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02/06/2011 07:27

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I would suggest you hire a car for your first month then see what second hand cars are on offer (there always seem to be a good selection on this board). New cars are expensive

Another removal company is Dolphin but I have no experience of them We moved from Spain with Pickfords....they were ok but gave us duff information regarding importing a car/scooter. You just have to take a chance with one of them.



walkerscott


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02/06/2011 10:51

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Hi Becky

I wish you a successful move and that your husband settles in well in his new school. The advice you receive from all parties here is good, based on their own experience.

For the future Becky, just in case you were to consider buying property, please keep my website in mind. It's not to put you off buying, just to make you aware of all the pitfalls ...

http://www.no-deeds-no-money.moonfruit.com

God Bless

John



ilk22


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02/06/2011 11:07

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Hi Becky123



Check this out for Shipping companies: http://www.kibkom.com/Shipping/listing.html

Also, useful tel numbers in the TRNC http://www.kibkom.com



Good luck with your move.



moxie


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Becky ..check out mad hatters posts, they sound identical to you.....They did the same !



Woodspeckie


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02/06/2011 12:25

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moxie. They didn't stay though, 3 year syndrome posting tells the story.



No1Doyen


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02/06/2011 20:58

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Hi Becky. I hope the move goes well and that you and your family have a very enjoyable time here in the TRNC.



Becky123


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02/06/2011 21:52

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Thank you for all your replies and info regarding shipping and purchasing a car there. We have decided to hire car for a few weeks or more until we find a suitable vehicle - can anyone advise re any good car hire companies that have offers for long term hire? Many thanks



Becky123


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Hi can anyone also tell me how i search for mad hatters post on here please ?



Danboy


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02/06/2011 22:01

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hi becky if you need a apartment to let i have one at bellapaise two bedroomed contac 0542 8527926



Woodspeckie


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03/06/2011 00:49

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Type madhatter in the search box at the top of the page, scroll down to read his posts, 3 year syndrome when ex-pats gets bored is one to read.



Becky123


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Thank you - just looked at this thread - I find some of the stories of people's experiences a bit scary, I will book our return flights for 8 months time from departure from UK .......



moxie


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03/06/2011 06:49

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Woodspeckle ..i know thats why i suggested Becky have a look, as they are going back, i knew of them and were so excited when they arrived....how quick it all goes wrong :(



TaxiExpress


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03/06/2011 09:36

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ERCAN /LARNAKA /PAPHOS Airport Arrivals



If you are flying into Larnaca or Paphos airports Taxi Express can arrange transfer to North Cyprusvia a comfortable Mercedes the professional driver will be waiting for you at arrivals just look for the board with your name. The driver will assist you with the necessary paperwork at the crossing point before dropping you to your hotel, villa, apartment or your office



Ercan Airport Transfer Prices

(1-3 passengers) 30-40 (4-6 passengers) 35- 45



Larnaca Airport Private Taxi Prices

(1-3 passengers) 45-50 (4-6 passengers) 55-65

To book your transfer pls call use on 00 90 548 838 88 40 or email use on taxiexpress.trnc@gmail.com



kaiserphil


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03/06/2011 11:01

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For your shipping, beware.

Olaytrans lost all my worldly goods!



Groucho



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03/06/2011 11:05

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Kaiserphil,

did you not take out insurance?



shanselc


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03/06/2011 11:54

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Hı becky

Goodluck wıth the move,ı hope ıt goes smoothly, ı have a second hand car ıts a 4 door mazda demıo 2008 model 46000 km on ıt, automatıc black, tınted wındows aırcon and extras as ıts a sports pack. ıts a lovely famıly car and ıs economıc on petrol ıts a 1.3. ıve had no problems wıth ıt at all. tyres are prety new also. ıve only had ıt for a year. ım sellıng ıt for 11,ooo pounds whıch ıs cheaper then any of the same kınd that you can fınd ın the gallerıes.lıke they saıd cars are quıte xpensıve here due to tax. ım sellıng because ım consıderıng studyıng overseas ın the near future. 05428880436 heres my number ıf your ınterested please gıve me a call



Hector


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03/06/2011 12:34

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Becky

Before you buy any car, check out what the cost of taxing it will be. It can be horrendous. Larger the car the more the tax will be. If buying second hand make sure the annual car tax has been paid to date or you could end up having to pay that.



Zoots


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Message Posted:
03/06/2011 12:45

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Msg 16,

Did you not research your move properly before committing yourself - and your young children - to a politically unstable and backward territory such as the "TRNC"? Good luck whatever, but remember this is far from a Western democracy and foreigners who try to stick up for their rights have found out it is effectively a corrupt police state. Sorry if I sound blunt, but it's a bit late in the day for only now spotting "scary stories" on the internet.

Still, Kyrenia harbour is very romantic after a couple of drinks...



StGeorgeI


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Message Posted:
03/06/2011 13:09

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Becky what's your email address - it' not on your profile?



I have some info for you...



G



Becky123


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03/06/2011 13:22

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Hi thanks for your replies. With regards to a car we were looking to buy a cheaper type but thanks anyway Shanselc - but thanks for the information with regards to the vehicle size etc much appreciated.

With regards to your message Zoots we have done alot of preparation and research before committing ourselves, particularly where we have a young family. We have also visited the area a number of times so familar with it, but very aware of the fact that holidaying somewhere is completely different to living somewhere. I have not only now spotted the scary stories, but we have been in touch with other people personally who have moved to TRNC and have positive stories to tell which is good to hear. We are renting property we certainly are not looking to buy and we have ensured that we have funds in UK which are secure and allows us to have a base here should it not work out for whatever reason. But thanks for your post and we are cautious with regards to the stories we read.



Becky123


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03/06/2011 13:23

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Email is rebecca_shaw@sky.com



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