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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta J4 THE IfTHBRIOGE HtRAlD Friday, July 30, 1971 Beauty, comfort at reasonable prices Scottish holiday unsurpassed INVERNESS The Scottish Minutes from the traditional and Islands account for one sixth of the total land area of Great Britain. The re- gion is wild, rugged and beauti- ful, is sparsely populated, and envoys a quality of life that has largely been lost elsewhere. Of those who take a holiday in the Highlands, few leave without resolving to return. For the active holiday, the rgeion is unsurpassed. Pony trekking through beauty spots ValleV. Gle -BTA Photo oe of Weeping, Argyllshire, looking 1c.wc.rds Three Sisters______( Stay out of trouble if you want to enjoy Spain holiday the Great Glen, and the Isle of Skye; sailing on loch and sea, golfin" for no more than a day on championship courses like Dornoch, Nairn and Mach- ribanish, walking and climbing over the most spectacular hills and peaks in Europe, sand- yachting in Caithness, skin-div- ing, water skiing or canoeing. What is more and this can be important to overseas vis- itors especially all of Scot- land, including tie Islands, can be reached easily and frequent- ly through the network of ser- vices operated by British Euro- pean Airways. The airline services 13 Scot- tish" destinations from Edin- burgh to Stornoway and from Islay and Campbeltown to the Shetlands, with flight fre- quency running a minimum of six days a week up to several seat of Clan Macleod at Dun- vegan Castle on the Isle of Skye lies Dunvegan Hotel offer- ing full board at a weekly rate from to Enter- tainment is provided in the ho- tel, with impromptu and or- ganized ceilighs practically ev- ery evening. The oldest inn in Scotland is the King's House Hotel, in his- toric Glencoe, where you can enjoy the best of hospitality for inclusive terms of about to per week. As you arrive in the High lands and Islands you will be greeted with the Gaelic Ceud Mils Faille (a hundred thou sand as you leave probably to return, it will not goodbye but Beannachd ,eibt (blessings go with you) simple illustrations of the warmth and hospitality of ;his unique corner of Europe. A network of tourist informa- tion offices, run by local tour- ist organizations with profes- sional staffs, exists to smooth the path of the holidayer through the Highlands and Is- lands. Where to stay, where to go and what to see all cai be answered quickly by any of the offices. Also extremely use- ful is the annual brochure pub- lished by the Highlands and Is lands Development Board, an economic development organi- zation with a particular inter- est and involvement in the tourist industry. This brochure may be obtained from the Highlands and Islands Devel- opment Board, Tourism Divi sion, P.O. Box 7, Inverness Scotland. In Canada, more complete information on holidaying in Scotland may be obtained from the British Tourist Authority a 151 Bioor Street West, Toronto. Musical Ride at Regina Ex One of the of the provincial exhibition In Regina will be the famed RCMP Mu- sical Ride. They will perform each evening in front of the grandstand. In addition to this, a special retreat ceremony will be held each Tuesday eve- ning at 8 p.m. at the KCMP Barracks in Regina during July and August. Citizens are asked to encourage special' guests to witness this colorful contribution to Saskatchewan's Homecoming year by RCMP. Abbotsford set for big air show times a day. The Highlands and Islands are the home of the famous malt whiskies Uisge Beath Water of Providing you can Eive some advance notice 1 distil- By DAVE HUMPHREYS Herald London News Service MADRID Canadians spoil their holidays in Spain every year by coming with the wrong attitude. Bracing for the record In- flux estimated at an official explained: "It's the at- titude, 'I'm special in some- body else's back yard.'" Too often, he said, Cana- dians expect more considera- tion from Spanish authorities than they would get from gov- ernment at home. And they have come to the wrong coun- try. The unbending Spanish po- lice are hardened to tourists. They are not noted for casting an obliging eye while the for- eigners drop their inhibitions Student-youth car and railway package offered SABENA. the first airline t( introduce the student fare tn Europe, now adapts its pop ular Autojet and Railjet lour for student-youth clientele. This attractive, economics program offers a choice p packages from one week to su months based on self-driv auto rental or car leasing, an first class rail travel. SABENA's transatlanti youth fares are now in effec from 25 cities in the Unite States and Canada for anyon between 12 and 25 years ol Youth fares begin at Laws are strict, severely en- jrced and the authorities are ot easily impressed by the aere presence of a foreign assport, though the passport a "must" at all times. Advice from the official who knows Canadian tourist prob- ems inside out is: stay out of he possibility of trouble. He ells what happened to some rho didn't. Item: A Canadian girl grees to carry bags for a Brit- sh boy across customs check- joint The customs find mati- uana in the bags. The boy jets away. The girl is held in ail for a year without charge. She is found not guilty, re- eased and returns er a year in jail. Item- A tourist rents an apartment in the south of Spain. During his holiday he has a large party and among he guests, some smoke mari- luana. The guests all get away rat the Canadian host is de- ;ained, eventually set free but only after forfeiting bail. Item: A motorist is at fault in an accident, resulting in in- jury to a cyclist. His insurance company is not represented in Madrid. He is detained nearly a week until bond money is ar- ranged from Canada. Item: A couple sip an early morning drink in a night club at Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol. Grey-uniformed secur- ity police suddenly appear and demand "documentos." All 119 clients are hauled away to po- lice headquarters for a night of questioning. In almost all cases, innocent tourists without passports are victims in a "clean-up" campaign ordered by local authorities. P. UWSON TRAVEL ITD. ALOHA Week Tour Departing OCTOBER 16TH, 1971 Enjoy 15 Days and 14 Nights of Sun and Fun! COSTS INCLUDE Thrift class round trip CPA DC 8 Jets Empress Service. Standard twin with bath at the Marine Surf Hotel. Share basis including hotel tax. Single room available on request. Transler and sightseeing detailed in the itinerary. Two pieces of checked luggage plus one carry on bag. YOUR HOTEL Marine Surf directly behind the famed Inter- national Market Place. A 15 minute walk from Waikiki Beach. All rooms olr conditioned and each unit has a full Kitchenette, Telephone and Color T.V. 2 beautiful pools located on the 4th and 15th floors. The best fish restaurant in all !he Islands. For further Information contact: )-R LAWSON TRAVEL OFFICES COAST-TO-COAST Marquis Hotel Bldg. Phone 327-4094 or 328-3000___ Item: A Canadian buys a suede coat and pays a Madrid agency to ship it home. A year later he is waiting for his coat. Officially it is lost. Suspicious officials are helpless. Of 50 Canadians who went to Spanish jails last year, 45 were on drug charges. The _mini- mum sentence on conviction is six years. The consul at the Canadian embassy acts to see that jailed Canadians are fair- ly treated but he can't change a system of justice which holds a person guilty until proved innocent. Driving problems crop up among tourists of all ages. Spain requires an international driving licence. A Canadian li- cence validated here at the Ca- nadian embassy is tolerated but not advised in case of trou- ble. Canadians are also ad- vised to take out insurance with a company represented in Madrid. In case of accident, bond will always be required by Spanish law if the tourist is at fault. Obviously it is much more readily arranged through Madrid agency than through one in Winnipeg. Statistics from Malaga, pop- ular tourist resort on the south coast, show that most Cana- dians travel about in Spain. Of the Canadians arriving in Malaga during 1969, only 982 arrived there by air- many of the remainder com- ing by road. Some, usually young people, are caught driving older cars after1 export licences have ex- pired and expect authorities to ignore their offence because they are tourists. Canadians are advised to take their purchases home with them. If that is impossible they should make sure a ship- ping agency is reliable before spending money. Authorities report a lot of trouble with one agency in the habit of losing goods. Representation to the ministry of tourism has been to no avail. Here, even more than in London or Paris, Canadians are on their own. Contrary to ideas, the embassies are not travel agencies. They do not loan or arrange for mon- ey on presentation of passport, exceptional cases apart. Yet as in all tourist centres Cana- dians do Hock to the embassy expecting all sorts of services. Canadians planning to come to Spain can benefit from the mistakes of others. The coun- try has a lot to recommend it- self: it is full of old castles; weather is usually ideal, even in whiter in the South; people arc friendly and accommodat- ing, more so than either the French or British. But it re- mains a foreign country with tough authorities and law, not an "anything goes" pleasure- land. One is reminded of the bull fight, where the tourists with a fair idea of what is in store for them, Hock to have their fears confirmed. "The most disgusting spect- acle ever saw in my says one Canadian lady. "It's a job for the agrees another. Maybe they were enjoying themselves in a masochistic way. The vast majority of Ca- nadians enjoy themselves. But there is no pleasure for those who have scrapes with the au- thorities. And if they are fore- warned all the problem areas can be avoided. of your arrival, most leries welcome visitors. Prac- tically every area has a distil- ling industry the local peo- ple can help with information the better known ones in- clude Carbost, Isle of Skye (home of the Talisker Islay Mist on the Isle of Islay, Highland Park in Orkney, and Glenmorangie shire. in Tain, Ross- One of the largest airshows in the world the Abbotsford International Air Show takes place August 14 and 15 at Abbotsford Airport, British Columbia 40 miles east of Vancouver and 126 miles north of Seattle. This year, the RCAF will be bringing a total of 52 aircraft including the fastest jet fight- ers, helicopters and a full range of heavy and utility The RCAF's new- est basic trainer, the Beech Musketeer, will be shown pub- licly for the first time. Other static displays include a Boe- ing 707 and an Argus, both likely to be open for public in- spection. The World War II aircraft display includes a P-51 Mus tang, Bearcat, P-38 and Cors- Highland hotels are comfort- able and hospitable, the food is good and plentiful and charges are reasonable. Britain's most northerly hotel, the Springfield, on the beautifully lonely Shet- land Isle of Unst, offers inclu- sive weekly terms of (about Here you can fish, watch colonies of rare sea- birds, and see the davm mo- ments after sunset in what the locals call "The Simmer Dim." About 400 miles south, along- side tho picturesque Crinan Ca- nal, in Argyll, the Cairnhaan Hotel, near Lochgilphead, makes the most of its acces- sibility to the sea by specializ- ing in seafoods. Attractive in- clusive rates are available by arrangement. A mecca for most visitors to the highlands is lona, scene of St. Columba's first landfall in Scotland and home of the historic abbey. Here the Columba and Argyll hotels (inclusive weekly rates from around to can be recommended. The Argyll is open all year. ______ u. Industry participation a booths indoors and static dis- plays outside includes compa nies sudi as Lockheed of Cali rnia, deHavilland, Cessna Hawker Siddeley, and Mitsubi- hi International. There will be military per- ormances by the RCAF para- ump team, the USAF TbWnder- lirds jet demonstration team, and Britain's Royal Air Force Vulcan bomber. Aerobatic ace, Bob Hoover, will be there with his spectacular Shrike-PSl act along with Bill and Corky Fornof and their twin Bearcat World War II piston-engine fighters. Other performers lined up so far include Howie Keefe and his P-51 "Miss Am- erica" and Mir a Slovak and his Bucker Jungman. A crowd of is expect ed at this year's show. Admis- sion is per car. Visitors pi- loting their own planes are particularly welcome. Canada Customs and Immigration clearance can be obtained at the airfield for the duration of the air s h o w and a full range of service 'and fuelling facili- ties is available. Special buses will be routed from Vancouver to the show. PLANNING to TRAVEL? Let A.M.A. World Travel Look After All The Details At No Service Charge To You! Book All Airline FliflhH In North America end Overseas! STEAMSHIP (Atlantic and Pacific) Tours Cruises Car Rental European Rail "A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL is appointed Agent for all MAJOR AIRLINES and STEAMSHIPS. "For the Best In Travel ALL-WAYS" Call or Visit A.M.A. World Travel Service 903 3rd Ave. S. IETHBRIDGE ALL INQUIRIES WELCOME! CHfic. open Monday thru Saturday 9 a.m. to S p.m. Parking at Rear of Building Concert halls in castles PRAGUE Czechoslovakia is a country that echoes to the sound of music, but never more than during the summer when castles and chateaux serve up melodic fares to please the musical tastes of visiting tourists. In 1970 the Czechoslovak concert agency, Pragokonrvrt, organized more than con- certs in Bohemian castles and chateaux. Music of the old masters was performed at Kri- voklat Castle near Prague, at Cesky Sternberk, Zleby, in Roztoky near Prague, at Opocno in eastern Bohemia, and at Hradec near Opaya. This year concerts are also being given at Zvikov Castle nn the river Vltava (Moldau) and at Hluboka Chateau in South Bohemia. A similar pos- sibility will be provided by the newly renovated chateau at Hroznatov on the western bor- der of Bohemia, in a place en- joyed by Goethe when he visit- ed that region. Regular concerts of classical music are also held in the medieval town of Cheb at the former St. Bartholomew Church, where a rare collec- tion of Gothic art from the Cheb region is worth taking time to look at. Get together with the easy-going flavour of Molson Golden. It's the great get-together beer for good company and good times. Molson Golden together Historic site OTTAWA Fort St. Pierre which once stood on the south west end of Rainy Lt.ke in the present town of Fort Frances Ont., was marked as a nationa historic site early in July, nve two centuries alter it was mil! ns a base for exploration of the northwest ;