Ira, Ira, Ira, who is Ira?

Old Jul 24th, 2005, 10:43 AM
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Thanks for the kind words.

Have a lovely visit, mrk.

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Old Jul 24th, 2005, 11:54 AM
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In my experience, Ira is a know-it-all who usually (not always) knows it all.
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Old Jul 24th, 2005, 02:00 PM
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Thank you, Wayne,..... I think.
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Old Jul 24th, 2005, 09:16 PM
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I totally agree with all of you in regards to Ira. Be advised, he knows that we all look up to him (rightly so.) We trust and admire him (rightly so) For this reason, he has taken the weekend off, and is spending it with me in California, (rightly so). You know....the burden of being persued by...the dayly tabloid and ....the admiring Fodorites. The guy needs a break.
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Old Jul 25th, 2005, 04:55 AM
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It is all in the detail--and Ira gives it
 
Old Jul 25th, 2005, 05:14 AM
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P, you weren't supposed to tell.

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Old Jul 25th, 2005, 11:17 AM
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A very good thing ira contributed to the forum

Starting the thread "helpful information about Italy"

Two "know it all" type comments that I disagree with, out of hand, since I don't think they were based on his experience at all, just the need to have his name on the thread, without substantiating the opinion.

One was telling a poster "not to bother" going to the Amalfi Coast off season. (I don't think he had ever been there off season.) The other, which I just read, was telling a poster who wanted some encouragement "not to bother" going to Siena for a few hours. I am sure Ira's many fans here will thoroughly disagree- sorry, but I found the those 2 comments kind of off-putting.

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Old Jul 26th, 2005, 08:39 AM
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If you find out all you want to know about Ira but then what do you do with the information. I found the posts Ira makes very informative and sometimes witty.

Keep them coming Ira!
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Old Jul 26th, 2005, 09:12 AM
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When Ira responds it makes your day.
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Old Jul 26th, 2005, 10:44 AM
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Why most everyone enjoys Ira's post IMO is besides his knowledge and opinions, which one can accept or ignore, is that Ira is always a gentleman. The world needs more people like Ira. Cheers!
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Old Jul 26th, 2005, 10:47 AM
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And getting an "ira response" to your trip report makes carrying that little notebook around during your entire trip quite worth it
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Old Jul 26th, 2005, 12:46 PM
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I'm another fan of Ira because of his knowledge and kindness. I also appreciate Cigelchanta and LoveItaly who are also very kind. And Elaine and Budman and Marilyn. And many others whose names I can't remember off-hand. Thank you all.
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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 07:38 AM
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Ira exhibits his generosity by submitting sincere replies to most posts, no matter how obscure; at least he has with the few I've posted. Extrapolate that to the myriad fodorites and it's clear that Ira is omnipresent!

In the short time I've been involved with fodor-talk, I've already come to value any of Ira's input!

GRAZIE MILLE IRA!!!
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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 08:14 AM
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Hi bella,

Sometimes I forget to enter IMHO.

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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 08:15 AM
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Hey guys,

Thank you all for your kind words.

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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 09:23 AM
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ok guys, i am planning my first ever trip to italy for dec 29th to the 9th of january. i plan to do florence, pisa, chianti, rome, naples and pompeii... any cool travel tips for me? any places of interest i shouldnt miss? and which place you think i should really make it a point to be in for new years eve festivities?? i'd really appreciate some advice!

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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 09:59 AM
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Hi notajadedtraveler,
I strongly suggest you repost your question on a new thread for the best advice. More people will see it that way. Make sure to write a detailed title.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2005, 10:33 AM
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Ira is a Georgia peach i believe - peachy keen advice always!
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Old Aug 19th, 2005, 01:52 PM
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If that's the case, I sure hope ira can make it to the Atlanta GTG on Sept.17th!??

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Old Aug 19th, 2005, 01:55 PM
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I think ira might be in France at that time? I've been anticipating his next trip report for some time now
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