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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Modern facilities campers demand Today's campers ore making grounds to slate or national it clear that" they'll bypass campgrounds without modern facilities. Results of a recent survey among camping families nationwide showed that Bli per cent of those interviewed look for fully modern or semi-mod- ern campground destinatiotis. The average camping family spends more than 34 days camping each year, according to the study, and an increasing number nearly one in three families prefer private camp -Friday, March 17, 1972 THE IETHBR1DGE HERAID IS Six travel writers win awards MONTREAL, Six travel writers have been named win- ners of the 1971 George Hed- man Memorial Awards compet- ition in travel journalism. The lledman Awards have been giv- en annually since 1906 for Hie most outstanding articles sub- mitted on any subject related to international (ravel which were published in Hie United States or Canada during the preceding yefir, judging criteria include style, accuracy, origin- ality and service to the reader. At a Lotos Club luncheon here honoring the winners the judges expressed concern that the gen- eral level of travel writing as evidenced in many of the 1971 entries and as judged by these criteria "appears to have fallen off considerably particularly as regards service to the reader." The winners of this latest com- petition, they noted, have all fully met these standards. Winners of Travel Writing Fellowships are: Cvnthia Eyre, Hono- lulu, Hawaii, for "The Perils and Pleasures of Winter Tra- published in Honolulu Magazine, April Jean Anderson, New York City, for "Bvora a Portu- gese which appear- ed in the March 1870 issue ol Venture. The fellowships include rounc trip transportation to Scandin- avia and living expenses for a four week period. parks because of the extra con- veniences they offer, such as full hookups, hot showers, laun- dries, grocery stores, and swimming pools. Tlic findings from the 3M Na- tional Company closely match those of a similar survey re- cently conducted by Kamp- grounds of America, the na- tion's largest system of private campgrounds. It also showed (hat better service and facil- tics are the main reasons campers pick private grounds. The rapid growth in popular- ity of camping has created one of the camper's biggest prob- lems that of finding camp- sites. Of (hose questioned in Ihe 3M survey, 49 per cent said they have had trouble finding campsites in national parks, while 34 per cent have had the same problem in private camp- grounds. Since government sources ave gone on record that they o not plan further campground xpansion, the ever inereas- ng demand for facilities clear- v must be provided by private ampground development. Sys- ems such as Kampgrounds of imerica which pre- licts it will have 700 camp- jrounds in its network by the nd of 1972, must continue to >uild to meet today's camping iceds, not only on the fringes f national parks and forests lul also within easy distance pf the nation's major cities. The .1! and KOA surveys showed hat many campers now bypass he attractions of large cities not necessarily by choice, but localise of difficulties in tind- ng convenient campgrounds. Vhen unable to stay with Vicnds or relatives in or near metropolitan areas, 26 per cent stay in motals; 9 per cent avoid he cities altogether. AFRICAN SAFARI VTill Stitnjeli, M yari.AmbQitll.KiliJTunUr Milfflj Spring, Tieetopi Ti.v Ml. n Victoria Falls, Zambeil Riu-r, Sc-Jlh Africa. Eiplore Mtjrn- tiopicil psudiie lor big gimt flihing, tcutii diving, inimming. 22 DAYS 7 DAYS from SI 035 Intl. lirfire, holefi, muh, uTtrit YUR-ROUXD OEPARIURES Abo AfrlEna tmp. uNiis from NILESTAR TOURS 106A-703 DuniTnvIr, Van. 1, B.C. (604) 724-DQS7 A TOURIST "NATURAL" Istanbul is one of the world's great cities straddling the continents of Europe and Asia. Above is a photo of the Bosphorus with the Mosque of Sulernaniye in Ihe background. Istanbul hill of history., beauty TURKEY: Old and Canada, Quebec featured on Times Square Canada and Quebec are daz- zling New York's Times Square these days. The province is featured on a giant electronic billboard over- looking the Square, one of the busiest in the world. It's a joint promotion project between the Canadian Government Travel Bureau, the Quebec Depart- ment of Tourism, Fish and Came, and the Tiulova Watch Company. Bulova's famous Accntron screen towers over the Square at 46th and Broadway. And each day between p.m. and a.m., it displays a film featuring the "joie do vivre" of Quebec life in the winter. WATCH! SEASON" PATTY DUKE and AL FREEMAN IN y 99 arlie By BARRY MARTIN ISTANBUL In most of the world's great cities you have to search hard to find the his- toric areas. Not in Istanbul. Even on the bus (hat takes you into the city from the airport you pass through massive town walls that were built years ago. And you are reminded that these walls, so well pre- served, the last defence of the Byzantine Empire be- fore ancient Constantinople was captured by the Turks in 1453. You also pass beautiful mos- ques built by the Ottoman Sul- tans, drive beneath a towering Roman aqueduct that strides above a four lane highway, and cross Lhs Golden Horn where ancient Greek colonists first established their settle- ment in the 7th century B.C. Istanbul, the Bosphorus and the Princes Islands in the neigh- boring Sea of Marmora togeth- er comprise one of Europe's great tourist "naturals." An ex- citing complex, and for Cana- dians easy to reach Air Can. ada or BOAC to London anc then onward by British Euro- pean Airways on a direct flighl to Istanbul (two of BEA's four flights a week continue on to Ankara, the Turkish capital which is more a businessman's destination than a holidayma The capital of the Byzantine Empire for years, Istan bul has a variety of archaeol ogy, ancient monuments am historic sites that rival the tour ist wealth of Home. Golden mo- saics cover the walls of St. So- phia and the Kaariye Mosque bclh now preserved as mu seums. The serenity of the tile hung mosques is a fitting mem orial to the best periods of th Ottoman Empire, when im mense wealth was poured int public buildings. Just by Galata Bridge, regu Jar service ferryboats tak you on the 16 minute journe to the Asiatic shore. Or, fo less than 25 cents, you can en joy one of the world's mos beautiful steamer trips, 1 miles up the Bosphorus. Th vessel stops at every little vi lage along the European an Asiatic shores and in two hour reaches the last fishing harbo before the Black Sea. The Bosphorus villages ar delightful. Two storey wood en houses with carved beam huddle along zigzag cobble streets. Market places ai filled with clolh capped pea, ants and their mules, donkey and bullock carts. Women ar dressed in gaily printed bag gy trousers and cotton scarvc With faces bronzed from expt sure to sun and wind, Ihe squat beside their eggs, goa cheese and cans of yogurt. In the sophisticated section of Istanbul, mini skirts ar NIGHT MOVIE TONIGHT GOOD LOOKING CPCN TELEVISION Executive Jet retains times during summer CALGARY When the ne summer airline schedules inlo effect April 30, CT" Air daily Executive Jet transconli cntal flights will retain the same arrival and departu limes with one minor exception Flight 70 from San Francisc and Vancoirver will arrive minutes laier at p.m. Su i ts departure tim for Winnipeg, Toronto and Mo trcal will be 10 minutes late leaving at p.m. e standard dress or th9 unger generation. Turkey is full of these con- asts of ancient and modern, and Western. But in o respects entertainment d food it's the avor that predominates. The favorite evening enter- inment is Oriental style ca- aret with a Turkish orches- a, the typical wailing songs of Middle East, and belly- ancers. Shows go on for at ast four hours while you pick IUT way steadily through a jzen plates of variegated Tur- sh food. The cuisine is among e most distinctive in the orld. There is a huge variety kebab dishes, stuffed vege- ibles and vine leaves, and elicious sweets. Even modest estaurants offer a menu choice one or two hundred dishes, ubergine or eggplant alono an be prepared in forty differ- nt ways. Yogurt can appear quite lit- rally at every course: with oup, with fish, with roasl leat, with dessert. The tesl s made from buffalo milk, rid s thick cream, Meal prices are ery reasonable. In an average r a d e restaurant, a three- course meal with some win costs Outside Istanbul the prim ourist destination is the Acg can coast focusing on Izmir which is the best base tor visi ,ng a splendid selection of clas cat Greek sites, among thei Troy and Pcrgamum to th north, and Ephesus, Milcti and Didymae to the south. Wan dering amid the ruins and ii specling the latest excavation in progress, you ca nenjoy Ix ing a pioneer archaeologi s with hardly another tourist i sight. Outward from Izmir the mo: famous and most accessible sii is Ephesus an hour's alcng a good road, passin through countryside rich tobacco, cotton and fruit. Ti remains at Ephesus include se cral distinct cities, built Greeks, Romans and Flyza lines. Ephesus flourished du ing early Christian times an there St. Paul preached to tl Ephesians in the well-preservi theatre which seated St. John, too, visited the tov, and the Virgin Mary is reputi to have spent her last years a beautiful hillside location ou side the ancient city. reui-hunling popular hobhy Find yourself an opal Opals are one of the best, minerals (o explore, Austral- uys for tourists in Australia, ians are well suited to (his pas- hich produces the finest opals lime. the world. Tourists seeking something Gem hunting Is a popular "off-ihe-bcafcn-track" can par- obby "Down Under." W i t h Uicipale in opal "fossicking" at eir love of outdoors, infor- lal friendliness, willingness to avel and a continent rich in See Britain >y river or anal boat Would be travellers may be interested in this unusual meth- I of seeing the British Isles and Ireland that of seeing ic unspoiled back country rom the deck of a river or ca- at boat. This is an extremely popular acation in the British Isles nd all available boats are an- ually booked solid for the sum- icr by Britons. A leisurely 13 j 20 miles per day gives the isitor a chance to sec Britain and Ireland and the British and rish as they can in no other vay. These are live-aboard crui- ers, taking parties of two to en; and hotel teats, accom- modating five to eight passen- gers. Either kind of boat travel rill provide a simply unforget- ,ble and unusual vacation. Anyone interested should wri'te to Boat Enquiries 1M1 O'Farrell Street No. 6, San Mateo, Calif. 94403. If it rains in Ireland Lightning Hitige. "The home of the unique black opals, lies on the NSW-Quccnsland border. T h o BOAC office in Sydney can ar- range a flight for you: re- turn. No luxury accommodat i o n exists in this "frontier" town, but you can slay at "Pincopal Lodge" a acre sheep station nearby. Air condition- ed flats from S8 double; opal field tours arranged. The most famous of all opals, the pear shaped "Queen of tho was found at Lightning Ridge. ..Besides its mines and gem museum, "The Ridge" has hot artesian bore water baths after a day's digging opals, ex- cellent for aching limbs! Cooper Perlv, CTO road miles The settlement lies on Hie fringe of the Great Sandy Des- ert and experiences friz zling 130 degree temperatures. To survive, its resid e n t s livo underground. A typical "dug out" resem- bles an earthen mound from the outside. The entrance holo and air shafls provide ventila- tion for the rooms whose walls, Iloors and ceilings arc made ol solid earth. Only two buildings are above ground level a Post Office and General Store. Mail and provisions travel 380 mites over the rough gibber plains and sand dunes. Inhabitants spend their time "fossicking" for the milky- white opals prevalent In (his region. A spade is sufficient to unearth the gems which lie at no great depth beneath the sur- face. Cooper Pedy receives about four inches of rain a year but when it does, the countryside hursts info the scarlet beauty north of Soulii Australian capi- i of Shirt's Desert Pea. tal Adelaide, is another famous and interesting opal field. Coop- er pcdy from the aboriginal, means "White man live under- ground." Pioneer Coaches cull at Coop- er Pcdy on their Adelnidc-Aiice- Darwin tour. Winter, August- September is the recommend, ed time. get refund! DUBLIN If rain falls for five days during a visitor's 15-day holiday in Ireland, Pan-American Airways will refund to its clients on ar- rival back hi the U.S. This offe-r, believed to be the first by an airline or op- erator against rainfall on a holiday in Europe, was mada during a recent visit to Ire- land of 25 Pan-Am travel agents. In a special holiday booklet produced by the airline, Ire- land was termed a number one holiday area. A holiday in Ireland is offered at (about the lowest in the Pan-Am program. (Note year the av- erage annual rainfall in Ire- land was 30 inches, about the same as Toronto's annual av- erage precipitation.) PASSENGERS! The A.M.A. World Travel Service is Ihe ogenl for these tour companies in Europe: 9 AMERICAN EXPRESS FOURWAYS HORIZON SOUTHDOWN GLOBAL COOKS TRAFALGAR FRAMES We are also Iho agents for BRITISH and EUROPEAN RAIL For all your "alter arrival In Europe" call or visit Ihe courleoui, efficient staff at the A.M.A. World Travel Service 903 3rd Ave. S. All INQUIRIES WELCOME! Office open Monday thru Saturday 9 o.m. to i p.m. parking a! rear of building Slow brewed for a smoother flavour When you want a beer that lets you stay alert... and still gives you all the refreshing flavour, try Cool Spring. It's extra smooth. Easy going. Since there's slightly less alcohol, Cool Spring costs you less. by Labatt's ;