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by corsario
October 25th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Son Bou - Sant Jaime area
Topic: It’s quiet around here
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: It’s quiet around here

I agree, the demise of T Cook has clearly had an adverse effect, and uncertainty over Brexit, perhaps less so. I have been here since mid-September, and apart from the recent spectacular thunderstorms, the weather has been excellent. Hopefully the next 3 weeks will be good! Yes, it is quieter this y...
by corsario
October 18th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Computer tips, info and help
Topic: Internet speeds/providers
Replies: 11
Views: 3246

Re: Internet speeds/providers

Well, lucky me! My max speed is 386mb, in UK...Virgin fibre. I get 14mb here in Menorca, so enough to stream all my Virgin TV services free of charge, which is excellent because I pay a lot per month in UK, but get the benefit of that in Menorca. So effectively, I can use my Virgin package anywhere,...
by corsario
August 31st, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Clean Menorca !
Replies: 11
Views: 1215

Re: Clean Menorca !

Have to agree with all that has been said above. I constantly tell my friends back home about the smooth roads, trimmed verges, lack of litter and chewing gum on the pavements etc...however there's quite a lot of dog poo! It also amazes me how when a road needs a hole dug, a bloke just puts up a wee...
by corsario
August 31st, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Holiday apartment rental crackdown
Replies: 19
Views: 2428

Re: Holiday apartment rental crackdown

Further to my previous post/rant, I have been picking up more info on my various visits this year. I went for 3 weeks in Feb/march, 5 weeks in May/June, friends (yes, really) used my apartment for a total of 6 weeks thereafter, my daughter was there recently, my wife is there now, and the statistics...
by corsario
July 2nd, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: IPTV Boxes - are they still a thing?
Replies: 24
Views: 2099

Re: IPTV Boxes - are they still a thing?

Hi Sue Good to know you got something at a reasonable price. Just wanted to clarify, you don't have to have Virgin at home, any package will work with Slingbox. The guy who recently upgraded my internet in Menorca clearly knew about Slingbox, but wasn't offering it himself, presumably because there ...
by corsario
June 29th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Problems at the airport
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: Problems at the airport

I suspect one's life might be immeasurably enhanced by not reading sensationalist stories in the press! Just saying... For fun, I recently gave a cheery Hola! to the passport guy... "So, you don't speak Spanish then!" he riposted "No...no mucho, senor...pero mas mejor que tu Ingless, por no decir al...
by corsario
June 29th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Airport Pick Up
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: Airport Pick Up

The paid parking area is so cheap, why bother? The departure area is free if you transit in 15 minutes. Best option is to go to the gasolinera opposite the paid area, stroll in and have some really nice snacks...empanadas to die for, and even better than Greggs! Your arrivals simply walk through the...
by corsario
June 29th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: General Menorca help forum
Topic: Holiday apartment rental crackdown
Replies: 19
Views: 2428

Re: Holiday apartment rental crackdown

My tuppence worth... I investigated getting a tourist licence, my communidad agreed to lettings, I gave up. In years gone by I would have hosted maybe 15 families over the Summer, now none...and I am only one of many in my area. The net result is that the local bars and restaurants will suffer badly...
by corsario
June 29th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Shipping goods to Menorca
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: Shipping goods to Menorca

I have ordered shipments to Menorca several times in the last 9 months, and all have failed! Yes, i tracked them to the island, but thereafter they failed to turn up at my address, which is not in the wilderness, but on a well known street in a well know resort with house numbers etc. Indeed, last w...
by corsario
June 29th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: IPTV Boxes - are they still a thing?
Replies: 24
Views: 2099

Re: IPTV Boxes - are they still a thing?

OMG! It seems like I have never been away! All the usual suspects, and more...LOL! After resisting the idea of TV in my apartment for many years, I gave in this last winter as I am spending more time in Menorca off-season now. My set-up is that I have internet and a laptop and a TV I bought in a sup...