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Did you get any travel books or other gifts for Christmas? Any of them worth sharing with fellow Fodorites?

Did you get any travel books or other gifts for Christmas? Any of them worth sharing with fellow Fodorites?

Dec 30th, 2000, 08:12 PM
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Target has some table top Eiffel Tower lamps. I think they are under $30. But, they are small.
 
Dec 31st, 2000, 08:48 AM
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Thanks GB! I'll look into it. Happy New Year All.
 
Aug 19th, 2001, 08:32 AM
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Not sure why this was topped. It being August and not Christmas...

But it was fun re reading it and only yesterday I laughed muchly watching this Friends episode about Pottery Barn, Rachel buys loads of stuff there for Phoebe's flat, but Phoebe doesnt like PB so Rachel has to pretend the Apothecary table is from a flea market...

Sounds like I would like Pottery Barn, though I definitely have no where to put a 4 foot high Eiffel Tower!
 
Dec 18th, 2001, 07:41 PM
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Kavey

I'm topping for Christmas!
 
Dec 18th, 2001, 08:05 PM
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Oh - - this is fun to see this one topped again - - PRE-Christmas - - so I will re-ask the question: are you GIVING any travel- or Europe-themed gifts this year?

I am giving copies of "Waking Ned Devine" and "Chocolat".
 
Dec 19th, 2001, 05:06 AM
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I am giving my brother a book on great golf courses in Scotland. he is a golfing fiend.
 
Dec 19th, 2001, 07:04 AM
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OK now I am freaked...
I replied above AFTER this thread was topped in August 2001.
But the post directly above mine seems to be from December 2000.

Anyone know where the missing post went?

Freaky...

Anyway, have added some of the books above to my own wish list...

THank you all...
 
Dec 19th, 2001, 07:23 AM
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Hi Kavey:

Your August 19th post seems to be there now (my birthday incidentally)and "freakily" your new post is 12/19 which was my mother's birthday.

We're not giving any travel gifts, but did bring gifts back from France this year which we will be giving. Also had a wonderful surprise on December 1st. Our family gave my husband and I a dual birthday party (his birthday is 12/28), and in lieu of gifts enclosed money with their cards to be used on our return to Italy next May. There was lots of wonderful food and plenty of wine. In addition to the usual birthday greetings, the cake had an Italian flag on it. The party was great and very festive with our nephew's house decorated for Christmas. What a terrific sort of pre-Christmas present!

j
 
Dec 19th, 2001, 07:41 AM
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Joanne

No what I mean was my August post above was in response to this thread being topped by someone else in August 2001, I didn't resurrect the thread myself.

And yet where is the post which DID top this thread in August 2001?

PS Hope you had a nice bday!

Kavey (still confused!)
 
Dec 19th, 2001, 08:19 AM
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A couple of GREAT travel books!

For any wine-lovers (oenophiles?) who are also travel-lovers, the new edition of the World Atlas of Wine, by Hugh Johnson, is wonderful. Detailed maps of all regions of the world where wine is produced, with information on the major producers, varietals, etc. Anyone planning to tour the wine regions of France, Italy, California, Australia, etc. would LOVE this book! You can see it at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1840003324/qid=1008782017/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_15_1/103-8766728-9265408

Also, for any travel buffs who are also photography buffs and interested in nature, the book "Jungles" is full of the most gorgeous photographs I've ever seen from tropical rainforests all over the world. You can see it at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...766728-9265408
 
Dec 19th, 2001, 10:00 AM
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Kavey,

I must confess, I topped it in August as it was a good book thread.

I never confessed 'til now.

but, I did notice, the fodor's censors now automatically delete the 'topper' threads. they remain in their queue, just the post which tops them is gone..
 
Dec 19th, 2001, 12:12 PM
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Beth...

HOW WEIRD that they are deleting topper posts since they usually don't...

Thanks for clearing it up for me hun!
 
Dec 19th, 2001, 03:57 PM
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Christmas present for myself: I bought The Bears CD last night & had the bandmembers sign it after they did a small gig at Everybody's Records here in Cincinnati. Got to meet and shake hands with the legendary Adrian Belew! WOW!
 
Dec 19th, 2001, 04:05 PM
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If "they" are deleting "topper" posts, it must be an uncommon occurrence. Plenty of recently (and not so recently) topped posts still have their "topper" posts.

I do think that in the course of maintaining the database (if and when they do that any more), "they" delete (or simply lose?) certain posts that defy explanation.
 
Dec 27th, 2001, 05:02 AM
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Thought I'd top now that Christmas is over. I got two travel guides for Ireland from my sister. Looking forward to the planning!
 
Dec 27th, 2001, 05:07 AM
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Hi, Happy Holidays ! We got Peter Mayles new book on living in Provence and the new Walks around Paris..just in case I am not in the mood enough !
Happy Travels~c
 
Dec 27th, 2001, 06:31 AM
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I told my in-laws that I wanted a new Italy travel guide...so they gave me "Italy for Dummies" (no joke). I wonder what message they are trying to send?

In truth, they could not have chosen a worst guide for us. The guide is great for major Italian tourist sights (Rome, Florence, Venice, Cinque Terre and Amalfi) and goes into great detail on those. But we are planning on visiting smaller towns - like Orvieto, Gubbio and Montepulciano, and these smaller towns are completely ignored! I guess it's my fault for not being more specific.

Any one knows if I can exchange an unused "Italy for Dummies" to my local B&N without a receipt?
 
Dec 27th, 2001, 08:02 AM
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Yes, Barnes and Noble will exchange for you without recpts.We did it when someone gave us a book on travel to Italy that we already had, it was no problem at all.C
 
Dec 27th, 2001, 08:04 AM
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Just got around to checking in - Happy Holidays to all.
I received from my Husband the Fodors guide to Provence - sadly no airline tickets fell out of it. I also received a Paris calendar with great color photos of Paris from my secret Santa at work.
 
Dec 27th, 2001, 08:09 AM
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I didn't get anything directly travel related, but I did get some software for upgrading my travel photography Web site. I have read good things about PhotoImpact 7 as a Web oriented image editing program, and my Wife gave me FrontPage for the Web development part. I have read mixed reviews on that one, but it is fairly standard, has a lot of capability, is much like other Office programs, and the Web guys at work use it (for help when I need it).
 

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