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Rome For The Holidays: MaitaiTom's Eternal City Escapades & Christmas Caper

Rome For The Holidays: MaitaiTom's Eternal City Escapades & Christmas Caper

Old Jan 14th, 2010, 06:49 AM
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Yay, Tom! I love a happy ending. And I totally understand you mixed feeling when you began the report. I had a similar situation while traveling and it took a year for me to decide to write the report. Glad you cameras and good spirits have returned
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 07:20 AM
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Hoorayyy for Tom and LTT! Truly a Hollywood ending.
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 07:21 AM
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I will never forget taking a cruise one year from Ft. Lauderdale. Both our camera and binoculars were stolen by "security" and you feel so helpless and upset. Obviously we were unable to take any photos, but I think that probably was better than taking alot of them and then having it stolen.Thanks so much for taking the time to write your trip report for all us to enjoy.
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 07:54 AM
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Hi Tom,

a salutary lesson for us all. I'll pay a lot more attention to those security checks in future.

sooo glad that your story had a happy ending.

regards, ann
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 08:01 AM
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Great trip report! I always enjoy reading about your exploits on the road. We are planning a trip to Italy during Easter this year (which is rapidly approaching!). I've been taking notes from your former report on Umbria, Tuscany and Venice and though we've been to Rome a couple times before, found some things in this report to go check out.

So happy you got your cameras back. I had some jewelery taken out of one of my bags one time and felt so violated. Will you have the pictures posted on a photo website soon?
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 08:27 AM
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A terrific Hollywood ending and it just goes to show us what truly great people Fodorites are!
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 08:32 AM
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And the Golden Globe goes to . . . MaiTaiTOM! ;-)
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 08:41 AM
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What a relief - and I'm not referring to the end of your trip report. It was great! Thanks to LTT and hope we get a look at your photos.
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 08:42 AM
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Wow, you were lucky! That's a good thing to know and be on the lookout for.

Thank you for another rockin' trip report! ;-)
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 08:46 AM
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Glad to hear you were able to get the cameras back! Thanks for a wonderful report!

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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 09:46 AM
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And a big "thank you" to Emma Peel (aka LikToTravel). What a great ending with just enough mystery left to keep us thinking about it for a while.

Terrific, enjoyable report as always. Thanks for taking us along vicariously. Where are we going next?
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 10:20 AM
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Wow you really were lucky Tom and Tracy! I'm so glad you got your cameras and pictures back. The odds were very much against you!

So now you have to wonder, if the guy was a thief - how did he get into the gate area without a boarding pass? Don't they make everyone show those as they go thru security??

If he was a thief, how did CDG ever find those cameras? No way he would have given them up! I think he might actually have been real, incomptent security. Should we all start asking for ID?
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 11:27 AM
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We also must be the only fodorites that do not feel That Ditirambo is fabulous. Like you felt the food not deserving of all the accolades and quite pricey....there are such better choices in Rome.
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 12:54 PM
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"I must say that it surprised me how much the theft affected me. We had been to Rome before. I had pictures from past trips. It’s not like I’m Ansel Adams when it comes to photography."

Oh Tom, I know how you feel!

Unfortunately, in my case, some (blank) in Rome has a little Nikon full of photos of Rome, Orvieto, and Assisi!

I can't blame anybody but myself (well, I can, too!) for having it in an open purse as I shopped for take-home stuff on our last day last spring. It just broke my heart to lose my pictures, though it was our fifth trip to Rome.

I have been diligently checking "Found Cameras and Lost Pictures" for more than a year, with no luck.

I'm so glad you have your pictures, and like everybody, I love love love your trip report!

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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 01:25 PM
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I love a happy ending, Tom!
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 01:33 PM
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SO GLAD you got the cameras back. I came close to losing a camera with all the photos from a four and a half month trip (back when they all fit on a gigabyte microdrive) and I well remember the horrible sinking feeling when I realized I didn't have the camera with me. Kudos to LTT!
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 02:38 PM
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YEah to Tom and the supporting actress nomination to Liketotravel.

So where is the link to these contested photos??
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 03:00 PM
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Phfew, Tom. I'm so glad that worked out. Brava LTT!

Hi to Stacy and gatti from DH and moi.
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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 04:25 PM
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I had really resigned myself to the fact the photos were history. They should be up on my website within a couple of weeks. Then you'll probably say, "He was upset he didn't get these pictures back?!"

It just goes to show that no matter how long one one has traveled or how many times, prepare for the unexpected. Yes, I was very, very lucky. Of course, knowing Emma Peel didn't hurt either!

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Old Jan 14th, 2010, 05:15 PM
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Like a juicy Victorian novel, I could see the plot and its happy ending well ahead of time but oh how enjoyable it was to read. Great story/stories.

Looking forward to final impressions. And of course photos when available.
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