Watch UK TV Abroad for just £6.49 per month - for travellers and residents
Welcome to the August 2013 edition of CTS News
...Your source of friendly insider news from unspoilt sunny Cyprus
Watch UK TV Abroad for just £6.49 per month - great for travelling and perfect if you live here!
But first a warm welcome to all our new readers - New subscribers please scroll to the bottom of the page to get your secret free gift.
Bank of Cyprus agrees to 47.5% haircut on uninsured deposits
The Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank agreed to impose a 47.5% haircut on all deposits over €100,000 yesterday.
Find out more here.
Licence granted for casino in Cyprus
The Republic of Cyprus has finally succumbed and issued a sole licence for a casino resort in Cyprus.
Find out where here.
Real ale now being brewed here in Cyprus
At last, you can drink a pint of real ale, brewed in the traditional way right here in Cyprus.
Find out where you can drink it here.
Offers and Great Deals
- Watch UK TV Abroad for just £6.49 per month
If you live in Cyprus, you may well have become frustrated at not being able to watch your favourite soap or your favourite sports team playing in a crucial game. With Sky, along with the main BBC and ITV channels no longer available to many, the solution lies in watching TV over the internet.
And that's also great if you are travelling or on holiday and don't want to miss your favourite show.
I signed up with Watch UK TV Abroad last month to watch the Lions tour of Australia when the signal kept failing on our satellite channel. They set you up with a UK ISP address which lets you watch all the BBC and ITV channels together with US channels too if you want them.
If you want to watch sports events exclusive to Sky along with the latest films, you can also sign up to Sky Go through Watch UK TV Abroad for just £13.50 per month which is WAY cheaper than a monthly subscription to the full Sky package.
All you need is a fast internet connection over 2 MBPS to stop any buffering and you can happily watch what you want when you want it. It's completely flexible too as you pay by the month so you can cancel at any time and the most you would lose is a month's payment. Their support is also incredibly helpful as I had a few problems setting it up - I'm so NOT a techie!
Check out Watch UK TV Abroad now to see if it works for you, whether you live here or just want to watch Eastenders or the footie on your tablet or iPad while on holiday.
- Last minute Holiday Deals
Check out all the late deals on my late deals page.
If you're a golf lover, one of the best value deals is at Aphrodite Hills where for Find out more here.
- Book the cheapest car hire using a comparison car hire site.
Carrentals, the award winning
comparison car hire website, is still the cheapest car hire firm I've looked at on my latest price check.
The reviews on their website praise not only the great price deals but also the easy to use booking system - check out the Carrentals website, here and grab a great deal on car hire this summer.
- Extended offer - FREE bike hire on NEW Self Guided Cycling Holidays in Cyprus
Local mountain bike and hiking specialist Wheelie Cyprus started offering Self Guided cycling holidays in the unspoilt Polis and Latchi area back in March. For a limited time, they are offering FREE bike hire (worth £100 per person) with every self guided trip booked before end August 2013.
The offer applies to trips taken between August 1st and December 31st 2013.
You get to stay in some fabulous accommodation including 2 nights at a luxury spa hotel and to make self guiding easy, you get a GPS unit with all the routes aswell as a printed map and written directions. Routes are a mixture of easy gravel trails and tarmac roads taking in the beautiful scenery in the Polis and Latchi area and distances average 28km per day.
Holidays can be taken at any time subject to accommodation availability and prices start from £610 which includes 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation, airport transfers, luggage transfers between hotels, GPS unit and routes guides plus emergency support if required. There is even an optional uplift service if you don't fancy the one long hill climb on day 5!
You can get FREE bike hire on any bookings made between now and the end of July 2013. Just go to the Wheelie Cyprus website to find out more about these brand new self guided cycling trips and, if you want to book, quote code WCCTSFREEBIKEHIRE when contacting Wheelie Cyprus.
Latest Cyprus Travel Secrets
Here are my latest pages from the Cyprus Travel Secrets website.
Cyprus Beer There's a new micro brewery in Cyprus near Paphos and you can enjoy real ale brewed in the traditional way, just as CAMRA like it.
Watch UK TV Abroad Don't miss your favourite TV show again. No costly subscription or set up fees. All you need is a reasonably fast internet connection.
Life in Cyprus A page about what it's like to live in Cyprus.
Maintaining Cyprus Travel Secrets takes a lot of time so any support I can get is most welcome.
One way to support me is to link to the site on social bookmarking sites (you can click on one of the icons at the bottom of any page eg. Facebook, or Twitter ) OR you can simply send this newsletter to a friend to tell them about Cyprus Travel Secrets. The more people who know about the site, the more visitors I can attract and every extra visitor helps to spread the word.
You can even buy me a cup of coffee! How? Just make a small donation via Paypal - via the donate button on the site.
Latest Weather in Polis and Latchi
It's August and it's HOT, although so far, the summer has been "relatively" mild in the sense that we haven't yet had any 40 degree days with unbearable humidity. Yes it's been in the late 30's some days but the air has been dry. Just take care to stay out of full sun in the middle of the day if you are coming over in the next 4 weeks.
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That's all from this newletter.
See you next time.