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Sam Barris




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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan, 2006 11:27 am    Post subject: Crete         Reply with quote

It looks like my next set of orders are taking me to Crete. Big Grin

Does anyone know offhand the local laws regarding sword ownership? I was planning on breaking my four year sword fast in a serious way this Summer, and still am. Just wondering if I'll have to have them all shipped to my parents house.

Thanks.

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Sam Barris

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Greyson Brown




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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan, 2006 3:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sam,

I haven't the foggiest about sword laws in Crete, but I share your frustration with the aptly named sword fast. For me, though, the poblem is less the host nation, and more the fact that I live in the barracks.

Best of luck to you!

-Grey

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Helen Miller




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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan, 2006 3:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You should contact the Embassy of Greece in Washington D.C. They should be able to find out the answer for you.

http://www.greekembassy.org/Embassy/content/en/Root.aspx
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Steve Grisetti




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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan, 2006 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Crete         Reply with quote

Sam Barris wrote:
It looks like my next set of orders are taking me to Crete. Big Grin

Does anyone know offhand the local laws regarding sword ownership? I was planning on breaking my four year sword fast in a serious way this Summer, and still am. Just wondering if I'll have to have them all shipped to my parents house.

Thanks.

Sam, I am not sure about the laws, but there was some discussion about Albion having trouble importing swords into Greece in this thread, starting at the fourth post.

Enjoy Crete. I went there on vacation, many, many moons ago. Drove from Chania (will you be based there?) to Hora Sfakion to Rethymnon, to Phaistos, to Heraklion over the course of about a week. Tons of history. Got in some trouble sneaking into closed antiquities sites (their union was on strike), drank a lot of Ouzo, did some really stupid things (is there a correlation between the Ouzo and stupid things??). Had a fabulous time!

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Malcolm A




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PostPosted: Sat 21 Jan, 2006 10:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hope you enjoy your trip to Crete
It's a great island and the people are terrific.
Beware the ouzo unless you are sitting down and strapped into your chair!
On a more serious note, try to get to the main museum in Heraklion; it has a few swords and helmets that I think are worth seeing.

It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom -- for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself
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