1936--ON THE CONTINENT by Fodor's Travel

By Fodor's Travel

3 years prior to the beginning of WWII, Eugene Fodor released his first guidebook, 1936–-On the Continent–The interesting trip Annual. Fodor's aim was once to create a fun-to-read, each year up-to-date guidebook approximately Europe that emphasised the folk and tradition of a country--a radical switch from the conventional guidebook process. Seventy-five years later, at the Continentgives readers a nostalgic glimpse and mawkish grand travel of pre-WWII Europe.Today, Fodor's is without doubt one of the world's greatest and such a lot relied on manufacturers in shuttle, overlaying greater than six hundred locations world wide in guidebooks.

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From a spectacular point of view the rooms are a sight not to be missed—the great mass of human beings hiding their greed with consummate skill. A player rarely allows his disappointment to show when things go wrong. The most curious phenomenon of all is perhaps the apparent disregard of the value of money, though money is the goal toward which all efforts tend. All that for twelve weary months has been put aside for the holidays may be lost in an hour. All that a stroke of luck has shovelled towards a winner may be spent in five minutes.

It’s really not a journey to speak of. Why has she waited so long? … A Girl on the Boat Three hours to cross the Channel, pondered Muriel; or rather three hours and twenty minutes. … I’ll write to Pierre, then off we go. How surprised Pierre is going to be. What years since we met. It’ll be great fun seeing one another again. He’s quite a good sort—but what a curious profession he’s taken up: journalist, writer, the idea! However, you earn your living according to your talents; what matters is to earn it.

The most curious phenomenon of all is perhaps the apparent disregard of the value of money, though money is the goal toward which all efforts tend. All that for twelve weary months has been put aside for the holidays may be lost in an hour. All that a stroke of luck has shovelled towards a winner may be spent in five minutes. If you go to the rooms you will notice that the women, who are of course admitted and who may go there alone, are not one whit less gamblers than the men. There is a great number of them and they are great believers in “systems,” which they elaborate with much cunning.

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