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    Posted: 29 May 2013 at 3:10pm
Anyone know if that annoying blonde woman is back outside B.E.D bar this year, trying to get people in on a night. She is sometimes outside Madison bar too. She has spoilt our holiday for the last few years. She harrasses you and CANNOT accept no for an answer!Angry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 May 2013 at 9:49am
Thats unusual once you rebuff the touts once or twice they normaly get the message, I know the one your on about, is she older then the rest?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 May 2013 at 1:44pm
We walk in the middle of the road & say no thanks, after a couple of days they leave you alone. She was featured in the Tale of Two Islands programme. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 May 2013 at 2:23pm
The one on Tale of two islands who moved in with a Greek lad, she was pitched out side the Babylon, found her canny meself .Cool
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 May 2013 at 2:26pm
Tried walking middle of the road and on the other side of the road but she just hounds you. Husband wants to punch her. She's really irritating. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 May 2013 at 3:44pm
Wow sure you`s are on the right holiday, bit extream want to punch a young girl. Been going to Sidari 8 years now & if it got to the point I wanted to beat people up would definitely not return Cool
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 May 2013 at 5:46pm
What you do is go into the bar, and tell the owner loudly (so that everyone hears) that you won't be drinking there because the woman he has outside is so rude and annoying, then walk out again.

I tend to bear down on such people, deliberately avoiding eye contact - fiddling with a phone is a good tactic - and if they want to risk stepping out in front of me then that's their lookout.  It might seem mean, but I don't see the point in trying to be polite around someone who's not showing you one iota of respect.  You can get plenty of practice in most town centres nowadays - those foreign students in black jerseys trying to sell you Dead Sea mud to wash your hands in.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 May 2013 at 8:27pm
Yes she is still there, we came home Monday this week after 2 weeks in Sidari & far from spoiling our holiday we enjoyed chatting with all the girls & lads too on the strip, could be because we are over 70 she takes pity on us thinking we wouldn't go in anyway. Have a joke with them all & they will be OK with you x
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 May 2013 at 8:47pm
Good on you Fruityoghurt, I normally chat to them as well they get to know if your entering the bar or not, er Joefish think you should question whether you should go abroad or not.,
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2013 at 1:30am
Well, I've been harassed enough times in enough resorts to know that if they have to pay someone to go out into the street and hassle people to come in then it's probably not a place worth going into.  If that's the typical way places in Sidari operate then I'll stick with Paleokastritsa.  But if it's just the one giving the whole place a bad reputation then I don't see why they should be encouraged by going in.

I've no problem with people standing at the entrances to bars and restaurants inviting you in, but you shouldn't be made to feel you have to step out into the middle of the road to avoid being hassled - which is what people are saying on here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2013 at 9:12am
What Ive picked up on this blog is two people, one wants to beat a young girl up & one who has problems with foreign students, some touts can be pests but me personally thanks but no thanks has worked for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2013 at 9:48am
Originally posted by joefish joefish wrote:



sell you Dead Sea mud to wash your hands in.


If it's cheap and the real McCoy then I'll have some. 500 gr. Natural Dead Sea Mud £17.50 a tub.   
Keep taking your, take a holiday in kassiopi pills.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2013 at 1:28pm
Originally posted by razaker razaker wrote:

What Ive picked up on this blog is two people, one wants to beat a young girl up & one who has problems with foreign students, some touts can be pests but me personally thanks but no thanks has worked for me.

I don't have a problem with foreign students.  I have a problem with people who rudely try and block my way in public then pretend to be nice to me to put me on the defensive, when they're the ones being rude and confrontational.  It just so happens that (certainly in Southampton) it tends to be the migrant students who are willing to do these jobs on the lousy commission on offer.  They're not 'canny'.  They're just rude.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2013 at 2:23pm
Originally posted by razaker razaker wrote:

What Ive picked up on this blog is two people, one wants to beat a young girl up & one who has problems with foreign students, some touts can be pests but me personally thanks but no thanks has worked for me.
Sorry but we don't want to beat her up - it was just a phrase by my husband.
 
And saying NO Thanks does not work with this particular person.
We have crossed the road, ignored her, said no umpteen times - she still doesnt get the hint.
She spoils our walk on a night.
I will be talking to someone about her this year if it happens again, as we go to that bar for breakfast in a morning.
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I think your blogs speak for them selves,
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 2013 at 10:42am
Never had a problem with the touts.  A polite no thanks seems to work.  Sometimes wish I could walk along and not be bothered by them.  Back there on the 30th so will run the gauntlet and see what happens. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 2013 at 11:58pm
I know I'm going to regret dragging this out, but what 'blogs' are you on about now?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 2013 at 1:53am
Hi Joefish,
Got to agree with you. We had lunch there 2 years ago passing through Sidari. We went there off the street by chance.(our choice) But, they do a very hard sell. As in, the sales team came on after we sat down and it was something I was not used to seeing in Corfu. That is why we prefer Paleokastritsa. No hassle.

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