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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta a built around spring than hoilins water Friday, February 2, 1973 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 15 SOFIA - The spa Sapareva Banya has been built around a hot minear] spring whose temperature reaches 102 degrees Centigrade - hotter than boiling water and one of the hottest springs in the world. It lies at an altitude of some 2,350 feet in the picturesque valley of the rushing Djerman river which springs from the Seven Lakes in the Rila Mountains. Warm air from the Mediterranean reaches the valley tlirough the Strouma gorge. The winters are mild and summers cool, which help to make the resort attractive the year round. From very remote times there was a Thracian settle- changes "st visas Slovak capital will host m LUNCHTIME ON A CROCODILE FARM IN SOUTH AFRICA. Vicious monster near extinction Crocodile plays a vital role DURBAN-The crocodile has survived for many thousands of years, but unless man comes increasingly to its aid this ugly reptile is headed for near-extinction. The scaly river monster's popularity among visitors to Sout'h Africa's game reserves is undoubtedly due to its sinister appearance and vicious habits. Yet eager hunters shoot them by the thousands each year all over Africa and in other parts of the world. Their skins fetch high prices. Natural enemies such as otters prey on their eggs and young and the odds against their survival outside protected reserves are tremendous. But the crocodile plays a vital role in maintaining the balance of nature in rivers in the Transvaal and Natal. Without it there would be a rapid and undesirable increase in the numbers of such species as barbel (catfish) which form its natural food. Barbel, in turn, prey on other more delectable fish. In order to re-stock game reserves where crocodile populations have declined, the Natal Paries Board of South Africa has established a crocodile London image needs change to hold its young tourists LONDON (Reuter) - London must act fast if it wants to keep its reputation among foreign visitors as the swinging city, the English tourist board says. It recommends developing a special area for young tourists in London with cheap accommodation, attractive amenities and late-night transport into the city centre. - It also proposes a mimj;-try of tourism to link the functions of the English, Scottish and Welsh tourist boards and a system of discount cards for ail bona fide tourists giving them cheaper travel, entertainment and other services. This the report says, would "go some way to undermine the the adverse reputation that Britain has acquired among cost-conscious visitors." There is no co-ordinated policy on tourism in Britain, which is losing its swinging image to Holland, the study says. An estimated two million tourists aged between 15 and 25 came to Britain this year. farm in the Ndamu Game Reserve which is open to tourists. The object of the farm is to collect crocodile eggs and rear hatchlings in safety, thus countering some of the heavy losses due to predators and other causes. By the time they are two, crocodiles have grown to a size ivhich makes them reasonably safe from predators and a percentage of them is released in the game reserve area where the eggs originated. A female crocodile may lay from 20 to 70 eggs in a single :!utch, and incubation normally takes from 12 to 14 weeks. Eggs are buried several inches below a sandy river bank surface, but above normal flood level. The parent spends the greater part of the day lying over the nest, shading it, and periodically slipping into the water to cool eff from the sun's heat. Water from the parent's body drips into the sand and forms a moist, cool layer for the eggs, which is vital to the embryo. Once hatched, baby croco-iiles are tended with care and are protected from cold, windy weather. In their natural state, during winter, many of them would die for lack of desire to feed. But in the cosy surroundings of a crocodile farm they more than double in size in the first year, being fed on offal, meat and crushed barbel. BRATISLAVA - A new basis for judging the men's and women's competitions will be introduced at the 1973 World Figure Skating Championships which take place from Feb. 26 to March 6 in this capital of Slovakia the eastern province of Czechoslovakia. In addition to the current compulsory exercises and optional skating each competitor will have to give a two-minute compulsory - optional program comprising prescribed exercises from the voluntary program. The winners of the compulsory exercises receive a "small medal" which is also awarded to those who win the compulsory-optional and the optional programs. The "big medal" will be awarded t those who win all three parts of a competition. No medal-small or big-will be awarded to contestants who do not get through all three parts of a competition. Tin's means that winners will be announced after a whole competition has ended. No change of rules is envisaged in the evaluation of sports pairs and dancing pairs. However, changes are also to be introduced in the ceremony announcing winners. For the first time in the history of the figure skating championships, the national anthem will be played of the country from which the winner comes, and the flags of the countries of the Have You Booked or Registered for your HOUDAY FLIGHT TO EUROPE? ft Book now and avoid disappointment! A.M.A. WORLD j TRAVEL SERVICE is your agent for the following tour Operators in Europe . . . �' Global | Cooks | Trafalgar ) Frames We will handle at remember . . . 41 American Express % Fourways r Horizon %� Southdown your travel arrangements Major pavilion bv Ford Motor SPOKANE - Ford Motor Company has announced plans to participate in Expo '74 World's Fair with a major pavilion housing an exhibit dramatizing Ford's involvement with the environment in the outdoor recreation field. The announcement, made in Spokane on the 100-acre site of the environmentally themed Exposition, is the first from the industrial community. Expo officials expressed the belief that it would clear the way for more industrial participation, with more major announcements anticipated in coming weeks. first three competitors will be hoisted. The world championships will be ceremoniously opened on February 26 in the House of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, with a cultural program for the participants, coaches, journalists and other official guests. All categories of optional skating will be held in the evenings, beginning 7:30 p.m. - the sports pairs on February 28, women on March 1, dancing pairs on March 2, men on March 3, and the two concluding performances on March 4 and 6. Accredited journalists, of ivhom more than 400 are expected, will have at their disposal a press centre with 60 typewriters, 10 telex machines, 25 telephones and a photo lab. Television transmissions in color will be mediated by Slovak Television by way of the Inter-vision and Eurovision networks, except for the television companies of the U.S. Rich and social cultural programs have been arranged for official guests. ment on the spot; it was called Germanea or Djermanea. The Thracians used the mineral springs for the treatment of various illnesses. Some historians link the name Germanea with the Thracian word "ger-man" meaning heat. Others think it comes from the name of the Thracian god German, the lord of thunder and the elements of nature. During the Roman rule Germanea was a flourishing settlement on the northern slopes of the Rila Mountains. A road linking the Adriatic coast at the city of Durazzo with the Byzantine Empire passed through the town. Germanea was the birth-j place of the renowned military j commander, Velisarius, one of I the chief military aides of Emperor Justinian I. During the Middle Ages the city was the seat of a bishop and was called Djermania. The name has now been prese.ved only for the rived which plunges down the sides of the Rila Maintains. Today the ancient city is in ruins - the fortress walls, the necropolis and a church from the 12-r.J century. Archaeological excavations have yielded old coins, ceramics and pottery tomb slabs, pyres, stone blocks and various architectural details from the Roman castle. Preserved in the cellar of the new balneo-sanatorium is a part of the Roman bath drainage system. There are several medical establishments at Sapareva Banya now, including a resort polyclinic with doctor's consulting rooms and rooms for physiotherapy, and an out-patients' department for minor ailments; a bath clinic with two pools and baths; and a balneo-sanatorium with 220 beds. The Sapareva Banya mineral water is' the richest in the country in hydro-sulphuric content - 15.5 miligrammes per liter of water. MONTREAL - The Czechoslovak Consulate General in Montreal has announced changes concerning visas granted tourists. The changes are effective immediately. Tourists now will be granted visas for visits of up to 30 days. Should the holidayer wish to stay in the country longer than that he has two courses open to him. He may apply, while in Czechoslovakia, to the Passport estern invasion c OTTAWA - There's going to be a small invasion of Quebec City this winter ... a friendly one . . . from the west. A miniature army of Calgar-ians, complete with' horses, chuckwagons and wearing their distinctive stetsons, will descend on the Capital of La Belle Province with the purpose of thoroughly enjoying the traditional fun and hospitality of the annual Quebec City Winter Carnival. By the time the Carnival begins, the invaders will likely number about 100 and apnro-priately enough the groun has christened itself: "The Howdy Bonhomme Committee." It's not the first time a delegation from Calgary has attended the Carnival and not likely the last. Nor has it been a oneway flow because this past summer a group from Quebec City headed west to enjoy the equally famous Calgary Stampede. Both are a "must" on any tourist's itinerary. The Quebec Winter Carnival scheduled FebruEtr 22 to March 4, annually attracts visitors from all over the world. Office there for an extension o� his visit; or he may apply in his initial application to the Consulate General in Montreal for a visa permitting him to stay longer than 30 days, providing he presents a voucher which confirms that his accommodation has been prepaid. Prepayment of accommodation in Czechoslovakia can be done through the offices of CEDOK, the Czechoslovak Travel Bureau, at 10 East 40th Street, New York City 10016. Also new is a collective tourist visa which will be granted for groups of ten or more. The requirements here are that members of the group must travel together, be accommodated in Czechoslovakia at the same place, and must nominate a leader. The visa fee for each member is $4 (against $6 for individual visas). Each member cf the group must complete a visa application form ( available from travel agents) and submit it to the consulate general along with a valid passport and two passport-type photos. Additionally, the organizer of the group must present three copies of a list of all members of the group, giving the full name, birth date and passport number of each member. ' Write the Czechoslovak Consulate General, 1305 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, for any further information or details relating to these new regulations. the tours your friends recommend Europe, Britain and Ireland Information & Brochures from SEE YOUR TRAVEL AGENT *' fftAMES;-establiBhed1881 Special movie to boost Canada at home, abroad OTTAWA - A spectacular 27-minute. motion picture entitled 'Picture Canada' has been produced by Kodak Canada Ltd. and was premiered for an audience of 500 at Ottawa's Chateau Laurier recently. Depicting the moods and activities, places and people of Canada in a vibrant and vivid style, the film will be shown in Canada, the United States and in overseas markets through the facilities of the Canadian Government Travel Bureau. Two years in the making, the film has been produced by Crawley Films Ltd. with the close cooperation of CGTB, the 'Explore Canada' Council of the Travel Industry Association of Canada and Kodak Canada Ltd. NEW BRIDGE OPENED New Bridge On Arctic Highway in Norway - another ferry service was discontinued in Norway, when the new suspension bridge was opened across the Skjomen fjord, 12 miles south of Narvik. The Arctic Highway from Oslo to North Cape covers a distance of 2111 kilometers or 1,297 miles. j "A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL is appointed Agent for al MAJOR AIRLINES and STEAMSHIPS "For the Best in Travel . . . 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