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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Tricky, 17, W UTHMIOOE HSUIO IS Grenada, 'Isle Of Spice' Attracts More Tourists Climbs Coconut Trees For Peanuts St. George's Harbor, Grenada, showing Yacht, Lagoon Dukane Press Photo 'Yukon Much Like Other Places WhoSavsTkeNorth Is Cold? WHITEHORSE, Yukon Uving in the Yukon can be frustrating sometimes, particu- larly, when you are planning your'annual dog team races, in Berchtesgaden Popular Spot In Bavarian Alps Berchtesgaden, popular re- sort in the of fen an attractive program for autumn visitors. Tbe resort' features walking lours to .dairies and to distiller- ies specializing in Ihe pungent EnziaB liquor. Gotfers will en-W the beauti W course" "at Obefsatzberg There are a number of tennis courts, good swimming in in- door pools.' The' riding school at Oberau offers lessons and mounts for one to three-hour outings.-You can-hire gentle ponyrsize Hal linger horses, particularly suil able for those who have no done much riding. ebruary and the weather has xta so mild tbe Yukon River refuses to freeze up.. That's what happened in 1970, he same year a dozen cano- sis raced down the free flow- ing Yukon. River for. a full mile n New Year's Day, just for the un of il. It was 40 above. More hah Yukooers turned out n the bright, warm sunshine to watch the fun. It reminded you of a spring festival.; V Granted, it doesn't happen that- way every year. Some- i m e s Yukoners get several weeks of downright cold vreath- like. Ihe. lime it was 81 de- grees below at Snag back in 1947. 'i That was pretty unusual, though. And when you have lo worry about washing out a dog team race al the. end of Fet> Entertainment 'Bargain '''Nights in Sturfgart" is the 'name new tour for visitor to Germany's southwestern metropolis. For 45 marks, or about {13.50, it buys a trip through six. nightspots, startin with a cocktail at the city's fi mous TV tower and ending wit two striptease shows. AJK.A. For All Yoiir TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS TRAIN STEAMSHIP TOURS .Our Efficient, Courtcom Staff Welcomes All Inquiries Open Mon. through Sort. 9 a.m. 5, p.m. -AIL INQUIRIES WEICOME! A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL SERVICE f03 3rd S. rlwnc 321-1771 Bv 1-eBLAXC ST. "GEORGE'S, Grenada (CP) -Stanley. Hall climbs coconul trees for a living. He says it's "for peanuts." Wilh bare hands and feet, he shiunies up and down trees as high as 60 feet, knocking coconuts to the ground before they fall on their own, per- haps on tbe bead of an unsus- pecting tourist. "Net many people get he says with a grin. "It's a -good ihing. H would cost Ihe hotel a-let of money." Stanley .Hall is 40, unmar- ried and works the Irees shad- ing the grounds of one of this island's resort hotels for U.S. a day. "Not many" people want to he says. "It's too daa- gerous." Every so often he cuts a .palm.branch from a tree and offers to Weave the long, nar- row leaves into a jungle-style sun hat for a lourisl. He charges Seated on a table top on the white coral sand of Grand he puts the fin- ishing touches to one of his crealions. POVERTY EVIDENT I It takes him 20 minutes, 1 about as long as it takes for a visitor to reach an out-of-the- way luxury hotel away from the poverty evident in the 20- mile taxi ride across the is- land, from Pearls airport lo the resort near the'picture- book town of St. George's. Small, shabby houses and stores, dot the sides of the nar- row asphalt road that climbs .The driver ot Ihe eighl- ycar-cld cab rarely'gets it out of second gear as the road twists turns through .the cool highlands past Grand Hang, a lake in a water of an extinct volcano. he says as his car brushes three youngsters .00 their way lo school. ''Surprisingly, not many kids are struck by cars in Grenada. That's why they're so carefree. They know it never happens." PEDESTRIANS IMMUNE The few sidewalks on the is- land aie in the small towns and pedestrians make liltte ef- fort to step out of the way of approaching traffic. They seem immune to a car as it Tips For -Avoiding Passport Delays ary it goes to show that the ukon isn't a land of perpetual and snow and sub zero mperaturcs even in the 1 feet to a mountain ridge inter time. I which forms the backbone of On'the'other'hand, Yukoners the island.. People wail in doorways nd along the road for a rick- etv old bus that will lake pretty high temperatures Like' the -summer of 1969 hen Mayo set another all-time gh record of 97 degrees above wi Whiteborse roasted at 94.2 egrees. Mayoites take a certain pride i.their .weather.' In '69 they sroke their own record of 96 egrees above set back in 1951. That's comparable with any- nng you'll' find in the more southern climates of Canada or he United States. Better than onie. Most Yukoners enjoy Iheir eather, whether it's summer or' winter, fall or spring. It's because of their veather that most Yukooers Uieir very, nature, out- poor people, who take advaip age of every season. They ski skate, curl and motor toboggan n.the winter. They camp, hike fish and hunt in the other three H certainly makes for an interesting and varied lite. is a lot of rther places you might hav wen to, or read about, but will few added benefits: such a uncluttered lakes; a light year round precipitation of about 1 Inches, so you can enjoy the a most 24 hour sunshine in the summer months and gel a unclouded view of Y u k o if magnificent wilder ness scei ery. Yukoner's don't worry lor much about Ihe extremely hig and extremely low tempera tures they sometimes cause it happens so seldom It's all those beautiful tempei a tures in between that they joy. As a matter of fact man Yukoners would like to seethe winter 'temperature drop shade lower in future years ensure that Ihey can watch tit dogs run again at the annu Sourdough Rendezvous in Fe ruary. No winter is complet without that. EMPLOYEE RELATIONS OFFICER CIVIL SERVICE ASSOCIATION OF ALBERTA (EDMONTON) THl Jprbcessing your completed ap- gateway cities of Montreal, To- ronto and Vancouver. However, all mailed applications should be directed.lo the Passpwt Of- fice, OUawa, in Ihe addressed envelope provided. Spain's Costa Del Sol If the rain In Spain falls mainly on the plain, it's no wander tbe magnificent Costa del Sol the Sun Coast is he fairest lady among seaside playgrounds. In the days when "Mediter- ranean" still meant "middle of be the Phoenicians and Greeks and Romans used to camp out at a sunspot called Malaga. And the town still gets mere than its share of sophisti- cates, who arrive by boat and plane to absorb the mystique of tbe ages along with tbe sun in all the townkls nearby. As the belle of the Costa de Sol. Malaga swings along with just abort everyone who takes lime to tell her how great she barrels down the road from behind. I Gren- a 133-square-mile is- land, southernmost .of the group known as tbe Windward Islands. The only spice-producing area in Ihe West Indies, it was formed eons ago by vol- canic eruptions which have left beaches of slate-black sand around Point Saline on Ihe southwest lip. o c o a, n u t- niegs and bananas ore the main the major industry for Hie island's people! Tourism ranks second. The "Isle of where much of Ihe movie Island in the Sun was filmed, attracted visitors in 1969, includ- Canadians. In 1960, only 3G7 Canadians visited here. The increasing tourist Irade partly reflects the work of the Association of Tourist Boards of Ihe Eastern Caribbean, formed in 1967 when Kveral Eastern Caribbean islands de- cided to promote tourism on a united front. They come by plane and boat, to do Ihe things tourists do on a small Caribbean is- for mariin, dolphin barracuda or tuna, swim in the blue-green waters of the sea or charter a yacht for -a cruise through tbe islands of the Grenadines. :And, of course, to watcl Stanley Hill coconii trees. Special Food For SAS Pilot MONTREAL Pretty uu- emocratic, isn't it? And of ill people, the Scandinavians! I'es an SAS captain eats dif- erent food than his co-pilot! However, it is a (act, based >n extensive studies reeard- ng verisinii 111 u d e ions. The object: the possib- lity of acute food poisoning. The Oslo daily, Aflenposten. reports that situations like his can happen and have iirppened even outside Ar- Ihur Hailey's book, "Runway 08." An extension of this ex- tra caution is that the com- manding officer of the air- craft and his co-pilot also eat at different times. So vv h e n the captain is stuffing himself with filet rnignon and all the trim- mings, his co-pilot drools and does the flying, comforted by the fact, that most likely be will get homard thermidor, sslmon or Arctic char fish in any case half an hour later. new rule regarding la- bleside manners in the SAS cockpit, became effective lax fall. There is virtue in pru-. denee. Bird Travellers Nighthawks and barn swal- lows nest as far north as Alaska aid winter as far south as Ar- gentina, a distance of miles. she docs. From the harbor and tbe Dower- .Office )oinfs out thai, while correc applications are processed in a ew days, incoirect application: can take much longer. The Passport Office :also points out. I hat for, those who need a passport in an emer- gency or who are having diffi- culty with their passport appli- cations, Regie .ial Passport Of- fices are now open in the major Sweden Al Home Plan Expanded The Sweden' at 'Home pro- gram has been expanded.lo in- clude families .who will two. A registration foi.ra is available from Swedish Nation- al Travel Office, 5C5 Fifth Are., New'.York 10017. A list of com- ing events is available, from Uie same adress. 14 Cruises Announced German'Atlantic Line, which is represented by Holland-Am- erica Line Agencies, Inc. as gen- eral agents, has aimaunced it will operate 14 European cruis- es ,lhis year from its home port of Cuxhaven or from Genoa which will, enable travelers lo Europe to extend their vaca- tions to cities not usually, in- cluded in a tour of the Contin- ent.' The cruises.will vary in length from lHo 37 days and will be aboard either the line's new flagship, the T.S. Ham brug, or the.T.S. Hanseatic. look. And jicht strewn park to the castle on the cliff, everything fits like the latest of fashions. Villas, clubs, horsedrawn carriages to ex- amine Ihe Iree lined byways. Orange groves on a hill. A gloriously 'ornamented cathe- dral. .And grarJ holels left from an age which worshipped leisure. Good food, fishing, bull- fights. And sun. But Malaga isn't the whole show. All the way from Almeria to ths straits of Gi- jrallar are. the sunniest, -show- iest, laziest, livingest towns and resorts on tbe whole Euro- pean shore. Sure you've beard of Algeci- ras, Marbella, and Toiremoli- But you probably haven't beard of a score of other set; tlements along the sun-soaked you can take a hotel or villa or pension any- where you please" and still be in the thick of things. Mobility is- Ihe watch-word of the sun lotion set. And wher- ever Ihe action goes, they go after il. 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