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magsmcc
12/29/2006 21:05 EST

Hi,
It's nearing the end of another year and here i am - still dreaming of a new life in the sun! Plan for 2007 - to stop daydreaming and start doing something about it! Plan is to take a 3 month career break from April to June and come to Cyprus to check things out. I believe southern cyprus is getting more expensive with the cost of living going up all the time. Is this true? Want a quiet pace of life, with a low cost of living, so considering Northern Cyprus. But advice on any area would be welcome.

I am a registered general nurse and wonder if anyone can help me find out more about nursing in Cyprus. Are there many job opportunities? Would i need to speak the lingo? What would the salary be like in comparrison to the cost of living. Any advice on nursing in Cyprus would be helpful.

My husband is unskilled but not work shy. Would it be difficult for him to find employment?

We have a 4 year old son, so naturally we're looking for a nice environment for him to grow up in. I've been looking up on Sunny Lane School in Northern Cyprus. Does anyone know of it? Is it near any hospitals? Commuting is not my favourite pastime so hence this seemingly daft question. Any info on childminding facilities would be helpful too.

If anyone out there has any advice or information that may be useful, it would be much appreciated. This daydreaming has to stop!!

catwoman
10/9/2009 06:02 EST

dear gracie, I ma trying to get hold of Nick Tournavitis, do you have his email or cyprus mobile number?

Thanks

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mdrewett
4/1/2007 20:38 EST

In the current issue of 'The Cyprus Lion' which is the weekly paper for the British Bases here, there are recruiting adverts for Nurses (grade E) to work at the medical centres at each of the main bases, Dhekehlia, Epsikopi and Akrotiri. The rates are about C£10 per hour. Note these adverts are for UK Dependentants only i.e. soldiers/airmens wives, but I'm fairly sure they have other vacancies for the general community. This sort of job would present no language difficulties.

Having said that, My wife recently gave birth in a local private clinic - many of the foreign staff did not speak a word of English (but then again we are in Cyprus - they probably spoke Greek). I suppose what this amounts to is that the requirement to speak Greek may not be so demanding within the Medical system.

Schooling. If you live near a British Base it is generally possible for a child to go to the School on the base, as a matter of opinion (having a new baby), I would choose to send my child to a Greek School to ensure integration and future language difficulties, if an English School is wanted there are several in this area (Larnaca). Of course the Bases may not always be there.....

I have lived here for 18 months, I would hate to go back, and have no intention of doing so. Cyprus is not Utopia and is becoming increasingly expensive (expecting a 10% rise in cost of living when the conversion to Euros takes place in January). We whinging Brits have three major dislikes, the Beurocracy, the driving, and the treatment of animals (my dog was intentionally killed - poisoned last year). But these complaints pale into into insignificance if you live in England and anticipate getting your house burgled twice a year. Other than the weather, I view the ability to walk around without fealing theatened to be a major benefit.

One final cynical comment - it easier to find someone to who speaks English here, than in England!!

Regards

maggiem2
2/27/2007 18:22 EST

Hi

I am a nurse as well and would like to work part-time out there. I hope to eventually do some B&B or self catering for the tourist.

We have noted that there is very little self catering away from the coast.
We will be living in a village at the towards the mountains. So plenty of walking & stuff but little accomadation. We are coming over again in June and had to do a lot of searching to find holiday lets inland.

Are there any common pitfalls to moving to Cyprus?

Regards Maggie

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