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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta It THI lITHMIDOf HtRAlD Friday, January 7, Offbeat areas can be visited Travelers will find new worlds to explore on a variety of unusual tours to Uie Orient, Round-thc-World and South Pa- cific which will be offered in 1S72 by Four Winds Travel, Inc. Japan Air Lines Is Hie cooper- ating carrier. Remote spots such as Ball; Mandalay Burma; and Kabul, Afghanistan are included on the Itineraries for the year. All the tours are described and color- fully illustrated in a new bro- chure now available from your travel agent or any Japan Air Lines office. Four Winds tours to the Ori- ent are: "Orient which cavers Japan's major at- tractions, plus Taiwan, the Philippines and Kong in 15 days for plus air fare: and which in- cludes all of the countries on lie "Orient Special' tour, plus Thailand, Malaysia and Indo- nesia (including Bah') In 23 days for plus air fare Other tours with air trans portatlon provided by JAL are dhe 35-day "South Padfic-Ori ent which provides the opportunity to compare the dra mrtic contrasts between the complex Orient and the peace- ful South Pacific and is pricet at a 26, 39, or 50-day "Classic Around the World' tour, with off beat side trips to Kaihmandu, Kashmir and Ka- bul, priced from plus air fare; and a comprehensive "Around the World with Esst Africa" tour allowing time for the game preserves of Kenya Tanzania and Uganda and priced at plus air fare. Departures for each tour are scheduled throughout the year from the West Coast, with con- nections available from other North American points. Group or individual air f a r e s are available. THE WAY TO RELAX Greece is n big drawing card for more and more louriitj and here are two couples relaxing over a drink in a classic setting below the Acropolis in Athens. Delphi alone is worth the trip Visit Athens and save By BARRY MARTIN ATHENS Among all of tb major cities of Western Eur ope, Athens offers the lowe: cost of living to tourists. A double room with bath an continental breakfast in a moc first class hotel in cen tral Athens can cost as little a J7 a night including service an taxes. The hotels are groups in two main areas: the top grade establishments in the area of Consitution Square the medium priced an economy accommodatiti around Omonia Square on th direct subway line to Piraeus the port of Athens. A popular alternative Is t itay at one of the beach re- aorta spread along the costa highway towards Cape Sounion Old Phaleron is only four miles from the heart of Athens, Gly fada is 10 miles, Voula 13, Ka vouri 15, Vouliagmeni 16, Var Itiza 20. I was able to get an excellent bird-'s eye view o these resorts on the approach to Athens airport aboard the British European Airways Tri dent I caught in London after flying Air Canada across the Atlantic. Frequent and cheap bus s e r vi c e s connect the beaches to the Greek capital and sun worshippers can com mute easily for sightseeing or eight-life. Athens, of course, is besl known for its classical splen don the Acropolis and other major sites and treasure-filled museums. Some guide books feature whole chapters of stone- by-stone descriptions. But Ath- ens also offers a vibrant 20th century Mediterranean style of life with its own color and fas- cination. There are bustling shopping itreete with stores that close for the lengthy siesta, and then re-open until 8 p.m. or later. Open air markets are crowd- ed and lively, with glowing dis- plays of Mediterranean fruits and vegetables. Pavement cafes are everywhere, with vendors of sponges or nuts constantly circulating among the patrons. Nightlife starts late. The most popular night spot area is the Plata, a district of narrow cob- bled streets overlooked by the floodlit Acropolis. Wine-taverns are packed from nine until af- ter midnight with Greek fam- fMTHI QUALITY Motor Coach Tours OF EUROPE COLOURED BROCHURES AND RESERVATIONS FROM YOUR TRAVEL AGENT] Uies and their eating, drinking, singing and dancing to the lively sound of bouzou- fcia music. Greeks themselves drink ret sina wine flavored with res- in which tastes even worse than it sounds. Most tourists shudder at the first glass and hastily learn the Greek for non- resiziated wine: krasi aretsui- ato. But if you persevere, it is claimed, you'll find that retsina goes well with Greek food. In smaller restaurants owner chef invites you his kitchen to choose among the cooking pots for such well- known Greek dishes as dolmas, moussaka and octopus. For the best fish, go down-to-the de- lightful harbor or Tourkoliraano adjoining Pireeus. Fish restau- rants line the horseshoe-shaped waterfront against a backdrop of white houses stepping up a pie-dish hillside. Back in the kitchen you pic the fish you want and pay b weight. Dining out at tables se beside the water, you look ont gaily painted fishing ciaque and pleasure yachts that swin lazily at anchor. For yo can get a memorable fish din ner, including hunks of breat wine, salad snd fruit. Piraeus is the starting-poin ferryboats and cruise-ships that tour the Greek Islands-4o :he Cyclades, the Dodecanese he Sporades. Regular cruises must be booked in advance wit a choice of two day to five- lay circuits. The most popu ,ar islands on cruise itineraries are Hydra, Delos, Mykonos Crete, Rhodes, Cos and Pat mos. Prices vary considerably according to grade of cabin the adventurous or budge! minded, ferryboats depart a regularly as long distance nises and it's simple to make up your own islands' cruise stopping off anywhere tha akes your fancy. Every islanublic interest in making group ravel charters, in addition to inclusive tour charters, avail able to the public on a broader basis while keeping the requir ed distinction between charter Complete tranquillity far today's traveller A journey into north Scotland Most splendid of all is the A CANADIAN IN A CUBAN WORK CAMP Art oil Ihno happy, imlllng people in Cuban work camps there bocauie Ihey want to bo? Or il the "volunhur" Olpect of the camps e piece of propaganda? loral Graham, wife of a Canadian civil servant In Havana decided to become a worker heuelf to find out the truth. She lelli about her unuiuol adventure ihlt Saturday IN YOUR LETHBRIDOE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE By MAIHI PAUL FOR me, ttie north of Scot land begins at Cullode Moor, a few miles east of th town of Inverness. A quiet fiel where a tiny brook bubbles way among the heather an weathered stones shelter where the slim trees lonely vigil. But when you loo closer, the stones bear names McLean, Cameron, Stewart and Atholl the flower of the Scottish clans are buried here and the little brook has a Eton beside it, saying simply "The Well of the Dead." From this water no High lander will drink for Culloder was the grave of all the brigh Stuart hopes for the Crown o Scotland and part of the rea son why today's traveller _ able to find such complete tranquillity in northern Scot land. It was not always so quiet in the glens. They were busier peopled places for centuries before the Highlanders rose for Stuart Charles against Eng land's Hanoverian King George II. Whatever the rights and wrongs of the struggle, the Battle of Culloden change; things; and a Century later came the clearances, when hundreds of people were put aboard ships bound for Can- ada and the other colonies and he glens became little more than silent grazing grounds for sheep. Now the desolation of the an- cient mountains provide a refuge from the battles of mod- ern living. Walkers long ago discovered the solitary places: -hen the more adventurous and caravanners fol- owed their trails, bumping alo.ig UK single track road to be rewarded by some of the most perfect pitches in Brit "in. Roads have improved since hose days and although there are a number of well-run cara- an sites in attractive places, here are many spots, particu- arly in wild mountains of where it is still possible o pitch alone if your caravan completely s c 1 f-conUined with sanitation. You should nake sure, of course, that you eave the place ns unspoilt as on found it. Broombank is a pleasant site t Culloden Moor which will ivc you time to linger In this Istoric and still poignant lace. Or yoti can go to the municipal site at Inverness, cry convenient for visiting the astlo which Is full of ig relics of Bonnie Prince harlle. i licit: UIE le IT Tfini visii ui far north of Scotland who uiuiei auuin is UK nsmn village and resort of Ullapoo not wart to go to makes a good tourist O'Groats and the road from which to take trips Inverness follows the waters Assynt. Be sure to see the Beauly Firth across the Muir Falls of Measach Ord into Dingwall. The war CorrieshaUoch Gorge. morial hare has an again, past the heac history, having been and silver sands of erected in the French and Aultbea where of Fontaine Notre-Dame by mild climate gave rise i diers of the Seaforth fine tropical gardens wit ,ers after the Battle of rare plants. The white in 1917. In 1924, it was in this area is particu- home and set up on splendid in August buy for luck. The pleasan The two excellent Stage House site, run sites on Domoch Firth hold the coveted "approved" sign of the Scottish Tourist Board, the National Trust for Scotland, has good facilities and surrounded by duly splendii ing that they reach the standard demanded by new road runs along the Board. They are the shore of Loch Oarron. municipal caravan park and "Grannie's Hielan' Hame" you reach the car ferry which you are likely to share the north at Embo both a dozen sheep, a case or well-equippped and pleasantly situated and the choice of whiskey and a few bicycles, as well as other cars. be a miller of personal takes you across the or, in high season, of space. Caithness, in the far find east, is a strange country strongly linked with Viking history and full of shoes and legends, most of which substance in history. good buy example, it is supposed to be unlucky for a Sinclair to cross the rocky Ord of Caithness, southern boundary of the coun-ry, on a Monday. This dates back to 1513, when a large group of the clan passed that way to the Battle of Flodden and only one man returned. Leaving the far-north Salzburg peasants ore shod in low-heeled black shoes with gleaming silver buckles. Known as trachten ichuhe because Austrians wear hem only with native costume, hey are a good buy for visitors who want to appear formally shod and yet be :omfortable in wet weather rou can head southwards via jochinver into Assynt, to home. Although the hoes look like sucdc, they arc oneliest and most ancient nountains in Britain with calf which is tougher. Soles and heels are waterprool ovely n a m es as Suilven, C a n 1 s p, Stack Polly can lake the roughest kind f walking. They wear for and cost about Hardy wanderers in lave handy travel OTTAWA (CP) The There are place mines and resources in the 74-page Northwest ment has come up with a handy ravel guide for hardy edition, all with precise latitude and longitude figures. ers who want to visit mich ilnccs as Seventy-Seven department spokesman said mich people as administrators, 'inhorn Gulch or exploration companies, and police officers Tlicy can be found, along the North will find the up- h o n s a n d s of other publications Invaluable. ilaccs, In two gazetteers, Yukon Gazetteer soils for first since 1958, on the and the Northwest Territories nnd the Northwest for f2. They arc nvnil- The Yukon Gazetteer has from tho department's map pages and llsbj more than office In Ottawa. Kyles of Lochalsh to Skye, one of the most magical names of this romantic land. Who has not heard of the Fairy Flag of the MacLeods? This fragile scrap of silk can be seen in Dunvegan Castle, oldest inhabited castle in Scotland and still the home of the Chief of the Clan Mac- Leod, Dame Flora. Twice, they say, the flag has been waved and the Clan saved from dis- aster. Skye has small caravan sites at Portree, Broadford and Sleat and a considerable amount of wayside pitching is available, if one is prepared to be self-sufficient. But with the landscape of the mighty Cuiffln Hills (a challenge for the best the wild glens of Sligachan and Berrisdale, and the coral beaches north of Dunvegan, who will mind? Spend some time in Portree and visit the weaving mills where you can buy tartans and hand-knitted woollen goods. Af- ter the Jacobite defeat at Culloden, the wearing of tartan was forbidden on pain of death and many of the patterns were destroyed. When the ban was finally lifted, the tartans re- turned, looking very similar t the original designs. Returning to the mainland you will pass Eilean Donan Castle on Loch Duich, ancien and picturesque fortress of the MacCraes, on the way inlaro through Glen JiiicI to Fort Au Justus. This fine touring centre s at the head of Loch Ness and you can stay overnight on one of the many caravan sites along the loch. After following the Caledo- nian Canal which is not in act a continuous canal but a series linking Oie lochs find ime to take a detour west- wards to Glcnfinnan at the lead of Loch Shiel ond sec the o n e I y Highlander's statue which stands amid magnificent ountry on the spot where Bon- ie Prince Charlie raised his tandanl in that fateful year before Culloden. Back again along the shores f Loch Eil to Fort William, a town In the shadow of 3en Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. A convenient way to arrange caravan holiday anywhere in ritain Is to buy a BOAC Lnnticrulsc" package. This nil in" deal offers n return rans-Allnnlic flight to London, Intc-modcl car and cnrnvnn r motorhomc and airport anstcrs lo nnd from the earn- on company's rental centre, sk your travel ngcnt for a brocliuro. travel and individually ticketed travel." Because of the proposal's ex- perimental character, Ihe CAB said, the rules would expire three years from the effective date. The board' said it would as- sess the Impact of the new rules on existing charter rules during the trial psriod. The proposed rule would re- quire that charter participants be on either a main list or a standby list filed with the CAB at least six months before the departure date. The main list would consist of persons who have paid a 25- per-cent deposit. The standby list could not exceed three times the number of the main list. Each person named on the main list would have to pay for the balance of the pro rata charter price at least 60 days before flight departure. The organizer would have to comput a tentative adjusted charter price at least 45 days prior to departure, reflecting any increase in the pro rata charter price resulting from jjartldpants' defaults. If this tentative adjusted price were less than 20 per cent above the minimum price com- puted on the basis of all seats sold, then the remaining partici- pants would have to make up the difference on a pro rata basis. If the tentative price were 20 per cent or more above the minimum price, then the charter would have to be can- celled. The newly-proposed regula- tions cannot finally be adopted until late February or early March, after the airlines, travel agents and other interested par- ties have a further chance to make their views known. But indications are that unlai legal roadblocks are thrown up, the rules will go into force it that time. For Hie new rates to apply to scheduled airlines, there would have to be unanimity among members of the Internatlolan Air Transport Association, which sets fare structures. How- ever, the charter operators with no such organization have no such limitations on their ac- tions. Famous Cork Festival to be held from May 3 to 7 CORK _ The I8Ui Cork In- emational Choral and Folk Jance Festival will run from May 3 to 7 next year. Founded in 1954, the festival las become one of the major European events of its kind, with choirs and folk dance teams coming from all parts if Europe, Africa, North and South America, and Asia to the city of Cork to participate in irograms of choral music and oik dancing. Novelty items, uch as mine dances, verse- Gift for bride Jamaica is giving a tropical trousseau dress of chino cotton brides who honeymoon on .he island. The dress is ere- ited by Jamaican designers. speaking and music played by unusual instrumental combina- tions are added to the program for good measure. Special package tours and holiday weekends have been arranged in conjunction with the festival. Details of these may be obtained direct from he Festival Committee at 15 Bridge Street, Cork. LOW COST FAMILY HOLIDAY IN U.K. Rent a Cnryiltr Motor van for ai little at per week. Accommodation for 2 Adults plui 3-4 children. Start In Scotland can mott you at Preslwick Airport. Full detail! from ROY THOMSON LTD., 130 Great WMMrn Road, Aberdeen, Scotland. TRAVELLING OUTSIDE CANADA? Your present medical and hospital insur- ance plan may pay only a portion of medl- cal and hoipilal Incurred outtidt Canada A.M.A. World Travel Service can now offer you an Insuranct plan that will raimbuna you for medical and hospital in excess of your provincial hot- pltal and medical planl HOSPITAL MEDICAL CARE for newly landed IMMIGRANTS VISITORS TO CANADA 9 roys up lo a day hospital benefit Pays your doctor from very firtf visit Pays up to extended health caro If you'r- planning fo travel oulsldo Canada, or have friends or planning to vlill Canada, don't take chances on hoahh or accidenli. "Be Prepared" wilh n low cosi In- lurance policy from the oxpcrli at A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL SERVICE 903 3rd S., Lftthbridge Phon. 318-7921 or 328-1771 Offlcl Monday thru Saturday lo 5 p.m. Free Forking at Roar of Building ;