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3 years sooner than the beginning of WWII, Eugene Fodor released his first guidebook, 1936–-On the Continent–The exciting trip Annual. Fodor's target was once to create a fun-to-read, each year up-to-date guidebook approximately Europe that emphasised the folks and tradition of a country--a radical switch from the normal guidebook technique. Seventy-five years later, at the Continentgives readers a nostalgic glimpse and nostalgic grand travel of pre-WWII Europe.Today, Fodor's is likely one of the world's biggest and such a lot relied on manufacturers in trip, masking greater than six hundred locations around the world in guidebooks.
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Additional info for 1936--ON THE CONTINENT
To DRESDEN via Calais or Ostend to Cologne. ) (Saxony) ” via Harwich, Flushing. ) ” via Hook of Holland. ) To GENEVA via Paris. ) (Switzerland) To HAMBURG via Calais (or Ostend), Cologne (luxe). ) (Germany) ” via Harwich, Flushing. ) ” via Harwich, Hook of Holland. ) To INTERLAKEN via Boulogne, Laon, Delle. ) (Switzerland) To ISTANBUL via Calais, Paris and train de luxe. ) (Turkey) ” via Ostend, Vienna, Budapest. ) To LISBON via Salamanca or to Paris. ) (Portugal) via Madrid. ) To MADRID via Calais or Boulogne, Paris.
I’m glad you showed me that first,” said Muriel. “One forgets too easily that the seaside is not only pleasure land. The sea not only links the continents together, it is also the scene of hard struggles and a source of life. “And its waves become soft and caressing beneath the sunshine when they are rent by the happy, laughing bathers. For work is beautiful because it earns play for us. Come and rest here. Forget the day’s troubles. ” You can bathe at any hour at Ostend. The baths, newly built along the beach and efficiently planned on modern lines, are among the finest on the Continent.
The hotel recommended in the guide-book as the sort of establishment the traveller preferred, was simply not there; it had been destroyed by fire four years earlier; and the telegram he addressed to it from Calais may still be floating about the universe. Then at Saarbrücken he found that he was in Germany, though his guide-book informed him otherwise. And in Germany proper he found he was paying “through the nose” for everything, and only discovered too late that by purchasing one of several varieties of cheap marks, instead of spending English money, he could have halved the cost of his stay in the country.
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