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Getting Lost With Old Travel Guides

 
 
Reply Tue 6 Jul, 2004 12:11 am
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Tourist gets lost using WWI-era map
From correspondents in Bad Berneck
July 6, 2004

A 79-year-old US tourist driving through southern Germany with a World War I-era guide book has been rescued after becoming hopelessly lost in the woods, police said.

The man from Washington was using a map from the 90-year-old Bavaria guide "Beautiful Bayreuth" when he lost track of the road and his car became stuck in the mud.

A local farmer who discovered him was able to tow him out with a tractor, a police spokesman said.
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Which leads to the question:

do you (always) use the latest travel guides?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 6 Jul, 2004 12:54 am
No, I don't. I am, as you know, nuts about italy, but travel guides keep appearing, bouquets of travel guides. Short of finding Paola's guidebook, I am loathe to buy a new one, as the older guides have denser info.

Also, I may be a little odd in this, but my first guide for italy was a 1987, or so, Fodor's, when we went in 88. It was mostly typed words. So,

when we walked down a narrow byway and ended up in piazza Navona, it was an amazing visual surprise. I sort of hate it that there are pictures of places taking up the guidebook space... it kills the surprise. Well, in many places that doesn't matter, but in some it does.
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Nickoli88
 
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Reply Thu 19 Aug, 2004 08:18 am
SOUNDS FUNNNN!!!!
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Nickoli88
 
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Reply Thu 19 Aug, 2004 08:20 am
Adventures that you don't expect are the best
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Nickoli88
 
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Reply Thu 19 Aug, 2004 08:21 am
Snobby Kids - does anyone (who is well traveled) know who this guy is on this page?
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Thu 19 Aug, 2004 08:47 am
Even if you use the latest guides, there is no assurance that the powers-that-be are not tearing up the roads, or a new development has sprung up since the guide was written.

I often use Yahoo Maps or Mapquest on the internet, for directions. My development was built in 1988. At the time, my street had a horrible moniker, which was happily changed, before I bought the house, in '92. Do you know that the original name STILL shows up on internet maps?
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Thok
 
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Reply Thu 19 Aug, 2004 08:54 am
Re: Getting Lost With Old Travel Guides
Walter Hinteler wrote:

do you (always) use the latest travel guides?


Sure.

Otherwise I use also Yahoo Maps as well as MapMachine.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 19 Aug, 2004 09:51 am
I have no idea, nicoli. But welcome to a2k.
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Thok
 
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Reply Thu 19 Aug, 2004 10:18 am
Nickoli88 wrote:
does anyone (who is well traveled) know who this guy is on this page?


look at here http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=31592

and welcome to a2k
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Thu 7 Oct, 2004 03:49 am
Errr, Walter - 90 years ago was 1914. What sort of travel information did he have?

"For the adventurous traveller we recommend some sort of bullet- or explosive-proof conveyance...

http://armor.kiev.ua/Battle/WWII/ww1.jpg

Undersea is excitement!!!

http://www.theotherside.co.uk/tm-heritage/d-images/ww1-uboats.jpg

Try one of our wonderful Zepplins!! They hardly ever crash in a ball of flame!!"

http://www.theotherside.co.uk/tm-heritage/d-images/ww1-channel-convoy-airship.jpg
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J-B
 
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Reply Thu 7 Oct, 2004 03:58 am
cooool.

but seems the first photo isnt about WW1 Smile
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Thu 7 Oct, 2004 04:08 am
John-Bush wrote:
cooool.

but seems the first photo isnt about WW1 Smile


I must defer to your obvious expertise on this matter, Herr Panzer-Capitan!! <clicks heels>
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margo
 
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Reply Thu 7 Oct, 2004 02:12 pm
It does seem to be taking frugality just that little bit too far!
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