Might I ask what exactly is so bad? I’m extremely curious what kind of condition Cyprus is in that living under the hellish combination of Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan and early 1900s U.S with just an unhealthy dash of The Galactic Empire sounds appealing.
I’m a legal immigrant here. So basically that means we’re in a worse situation than any illegal immigrant in this country since at least they’d get free stuff I’d assume.
Pretty much a “citizen” but we have no rights that the citizens have. Can’t work, if we do we’d be deported, have to deal with renewal of visa every year which is a hellish process in and of itself. Like… gods It’s actually really, really bad. Horrible enough that my mother had a few mental breakdowns because of it.
Great example is them denying an application just because. There have been a few times I came to them with the exact same documents 4 times and they only accepted them on the 4th time and said yeah I brought everything.
Heck in regards to this I applied for visa almost a year ago and I still didn’t get it. Ticking time bomb of stress. Fun!
I’d argue at this point that you can cross off the “southern” since parochial attitudes that push forward the needs of the powerful few and cover up their exploitation of the masses by agitating sectarian and ethnic violence has become pretty widespread in the US.
Also, @Blazerules, wow. I always heard people saying bad things about Cyprus and Greece, but I didn’t know how bad. I hope things get better, or that you at least move to somewhere with a less shitty immigration policy.
Honestly the public sector is absolute trash and a joke here. If you ignore those issues, like if I was an actual citizen, things would be nice. Because besides that? Country is really nice to live in. It’s quiet, relatively crime free, people are friendly.
But having the threat of deportation constantly hanging over you, which is extremely stressful, kind of makes that an issue for me. Especially since where would we get deported? Russia? We have literally nothing in Russia. We’d be homeless. I can’t even read or write in Russian. Which only adds to the stress and anxiety of the whole thing.
I’d honestly take living in an oppressive regime over this since I already have practically no rights here anyways. I’d also get a bonus of having the ability to have a job so it’s even a step up in that regard, plus no stress of deportation. Still pretty horrible but its more of a side grade, with less stress.
This even reminded me how my mother moved here because she has health issues that arise in a cold climate… so that’s just even more complications sadly.
Pretty much why I saw living under Takarans as not that bad.
I’ll admit I’m extremely jealous of you guys who don’t have to worry about such things. Having a country you can call home sounds really nice
Very sorry to hear that. Nativism is thoroughly disgusting.
Why is everyone talking bad things about Cyprus? I mean, Cyprus is one of the places I always wanted to pay a visit: It’s the place where back in the 13th century which is extremely important, it’s the place where the gallant Knight Hospitallers made their legendary stand against the massive armies of the Ottoman Turks, as well as a place where Christians and Muslims can get together.
There is a difference between a country being a good place to visit, and a country being a good place to live. I have the dream of visiting Mars, but I have a feeling living there is a bit hard to do.
It’s a nice place to retire to, since you have money, and a nice place to visit.
Nice place to live in if you have a citizenship be it Cypriot or EU.
Not at all if you are here for none of those things. Don’t get me wrong: I really like this place. But the issues I have to go through to actually be here make it a very stressful thing that has even gone as far as hurt my mothers mental health after all these years (She’s been here longer than I… around 20 years.).
But as I said before: It’s a nice place to visit.
Well I have a different dream: I always wanted to visit the Holy Land and Jerusalem.
It’s essentially come down to “Well I have been here since 1998 and have applied for citizenship a few years ago. I should probably be around and wait to get it. Whenever that day comes.”
EDIT: Jesus I’ve been here 20 years now. It has always been stuck in my mind as “18” since that’s the last time I actually had to think about it… damn time flies.
Not all doom and gloom though. Thanks to this internet age I’m working on making a game with a few friends, who are quite skilled pixel artists luckily for me. Hopefully that will help me in some ways. Even thought of writing a CoG story set in that universe since I do enjoy writing, but never really had the confidence to do so. I am too much of a perfectionalist.
Wish you the best for doing your project.
Well, at least Cyprus had a more pleasant weather than most places, although I’d prefer milder climates, I still like the weather like that of Cyprus and Southern Italy.
And yeah the climate here is amazing. Sometimes it’s really sunny yet it is raining. Really weird combination I’ll admit. Makes it a nice place to visit for vacation that’s for sure. I’d say Limassol is the nicest town of all due to being built up a lot thanks to tourism.
Point, not that. Although ask a Palestinian and you’d probably get the same statement, about the difference between a good place to visit and a good place to live.
@HomicidialFrog don’t forget that you Brits turned Cyprus into a massive air strip for the RAF.
Akrotiri and Dhekelia still are Sovereign Base Areas of the UK.
It can be very good place to live in, only if…if the Holy Land can be a peaceful and the Kingdom which The Lord had destined it to be. And it’s all in God’s making now… But for myself as a Baptist Christian, it always feels like there is a reason that I should paid the Holy Land a visit someday.
Its a place fill with tons of history and ruins of ancient empires. Sadly your right about it not being peaceful. Since the crusades and even before that its been a battle field for many peoples and states.
It’s unfortunate, but since the first Akkadian killed the first Neolithic Caananite (probably earlier), human beings have been waging war against each other over that thin strip separating Egypt from the rest of the Levant. That’s not to say that there probably isn’t more than a few inches of human blood spilled over every cubic feet of soil, but from as far east as Persia to as far west as Rome, nearly every major civilization has been involved in wars over the region, as well as the rest of the Levant and Fertile Crescent.
No wonder both the Sumerians and the early Israelites believed the afterlife was bleak and full of conflict.
Its a strategic region and has important trade routes too. But just blame the British and French for the current situation, if they hadn’t draw up the borders in that secret treaty and instead allow the natives to decide the borders. It might not be so bad today.
Shitstorms brought by Imperialism and Colonialism…