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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta A COSMOPOLITAN CITY The busy port City of Durban is popular holiday spot for southern Africans. Here Zulu women sell hand-made goods along Durban's Marina Parade. Africa's busiest port lidayers Oyster festival champ GALWAY Sam Scott of Scott's Restaurant, London, retained the European oyster opening title at Clarenbridge, Co. Galway, at the 1972 Gal- way Oyster Festival recently. He opened 50 oysters in four Oyster Festival recently. He opened oysters in four minutes 56 seconds and was awarded the Irish Tourist Board trophy and a magnifi- cent Galway crystal bowl val- ued at (about The Irish champion, Willio Moran, of Kilcolgan, Co. Gal- way, was second with a time of five minutes 21 seconds. Marks are awarded not only for speedy opening but for presen t a t i o n. Competitors from Munich, Berne, Paris and Holland also took part. The oyster opening compe- tition was one of the high- lights of the annual Galway Oyster Festival and was staged with a colorful open- air ceremony in the famous oyster village of Clarenbridge, not far from Galway city. Friday, Octobur 20, 1972 THS UTHBRIDGZ 29 Turkish tooth tax irks Bulgaria By JOHN van der FEYST "dish By BARBAHA SMITH DURBAN Tills city on trie Indian Ocean has long been popular will] southern African holidayers because of its resort life and beaches. But since the closing of the Suez Canal in 1967, Durban lias bowling green, bath houses, an amusement park, trampolines, an amphitheatre and snake park. The beach shops do a big business in sun liafs, sun screens, umbrellas, post cards and heach chairs. A new hotel strip is develop- iai in lytw, uuruau IKIS become the busiest port in all ing en the c.tys rortherr, ou of Africa and the shipping skirls, at UmManga Rocks. It crossroads of the southern hern" is typical of some of the newer isphere. Today, freighters in- anchor and wait in line for berthing space. The waterfront is a gutsy, noisy place mill ships loading or unloading maize, mangan- ese, coal, iron, grain and oil. Wharves are a maze of cranes, machine shops, railway yards, cooling and storage sheds and a power station. The complex includes a floating dock and dry dock and the biggest sugar silos in the world. Cargo vessels fly flags from Japan, Brit- ain, Australia, Madagascar (now Brazil, and New Zealand. But even in such a commercial setting, men can still be found placidly fishing from piers here and there. A fairly new ocean termin- al, with shops, car lure and customs, Is home for passen- ger liners, and along the Vic- toria Embankment, Durbaners take to the sea in pleasure boats. Marine Parade cm the Indian Ocean is where holidayers con- gregate. Here are the resort hotels, cafes, apartments, a posh resort of the Carib- bean. Florida and Greece. But the tariff is typical of South Africa single bed and break- fast around out of season and in season, and suites double out ot season and tn season. We had come to Durban to stay overnight' and make a con- nection for a game reserve at Hluhluwe. A number of re- serves lie within short driving or flying distances of Druban and each has its own typical terrain and a variety of ani- BRITAIN? If m, may we you foi RENTAL VEHICLE from only pci week Sedan! Wagons Sports Freelance Leach Car Hire Ltd. mals. A few offer specialites like black rhinos, white rhinos, water birds or hippos. It was raining the night we arrived and below the hotel vindow the surf pounded in rom the Indian Ocean and the leach glittered in lights. It ooked like a love-in of fire- lies, which we had seen ear- ier on safari gleaming in the African night like poachers' flashlights. But an Englishman deflated me at breakfast by asking, 'Did you ever see any- :hing like that in your life It's just like Brighton not what I expected in darkest Africa." Later we were both deflated to find out that the trip to the game reserve had been lit- erally washed out. The rain had been the aftermath of a cy- clone that had hit the coast farther north a day earlier, making the landing strip at Hluhiuwe a quagmire. So the time allotted for Ihe reserve was now free to take in the city. Few places are more cosmo- politan than Durban with its Zulus, East Indians, Jews, Afri- kaners, Britons and recent im- migrants from practically ev ery country in Europe. Zulu women sit on the pavement, legs stretched out, doing bead- work and making dolls. Domes, minarets, spires and the flat buildings and department stores rise about the cifyscape. The Indian Eezaar contributes to the one-world feeling. Stalls display local mangos, banar nas, corn and grapes; jewellery from Spain; furniture from Italy; embroideries and carv- ings from Hong Kong; cur- ries, brass work, saris and chess sets from India; and beadwork, dolls and carvings from Swaziland and Zululand. Imports are as cheap as at freeports around the world. While we found hotel menus throughout South Africa had leaned to continental cuisine, ours in Durban features such local dishes as steaks of kudu, Tourism Facts Book published OTTAWA The Travel In- dustry Branch of the Canadian Office of Tourism has published a comprehensive book on travel and tourism in Canada. Entitled "The Canadian Tour- ism Facts Book the 331- page volume brings together, according to Donald C. Bytho.ll, Director of the Travel Industry Branch, "a rapidly growing body ot information descriptive of Canadian tourism activity." Much of the material consists of raw data, gathered from sev- eral reports from Statistics Can- ada, and presented in tables and graphs. The Travel Indus- try Branch plans to issue the volume annually in both Eng- lish and French editions. HELMETTED GUIDETTES Get lost in Norway and tho chances are that a prelfy perky "tourist pilol" will zip over an a molorscooter and lead you back on track. Oslo and five other Norwegian cities now boast corps of attrac- tive helmeted guidettes whose sole duty is lo aid the lost and the perplexed. Oslo has 20 of these lovely "mobile tourist Latest sport this spring in Europa has been to "get lost" in Norway. (Photo from National Tourist Norway motoring is scenic delight SOFIA Ever hear of "dish (he specialties thcv Probably not unless you are a Bulgarian and explode In anger whenever the, hated words are mentioned. 'Dish haka" is Turkish for tooth tax and to Bulgarians it brings back bitter thoughts of the more than 500 years their ancestors suffered under the Ottoman yoke. Taxes are far from popular anywhere, but in Bulgaria the people became incensed at the various imposts invented by the Turks to squeeze dry the occu- pied country. One of these was lish haka. This pernicious regulation not only allowed Turkish soldiers' to live off the fat of the land, but to line their pockets in the process. They could invade any household and setllc down for the night, demanding the best of food and entertainment. And, when departing after a night of carousig, they could insist on payment of dish haka to reimburse them for their "dam- aged teeth." Whether or not there was justification in Turkish-occu- pied Bulgaria for such tax, there certainly is none to- day. The food and drink in this little country on the Black Sea are excellent and the entertain- ment is top-rate. All over Bul- garia the hundreds of eating places called 'Mechana" offer of the region] Fly non-stop from Calgary to Honolulu CALGAHY This winter Hawaii bound vacationers will be able to board a CP Air jet in Calgary and travel non-stop to Honolulu. The new DC-8 ser- vice begins Dec, 10 and oper- ates through to April 8, 1973. The non-stop service leaves Calgary each Saturday at p.m. arriving in Honolulu at p.m. The return flight eaves Honolulu each Saturday at p.m. arriving in Cal- gary at a.m. via Edmoa- .on. springbok and impala, breast of guinea fowl, and monkey gland steak (not Monkey but the name of a local steak dish with a spicy sauce-. Other tra- vellers bragged of the restau- rants they had found Indo- nesian, Polynesian, Chinese, Italian, and Belgian as well as sea food houses. And as else- where throughout the country, the tab for an excellent lull- course dinner came to less than plus for a bottle of good wine. Discussions about Durban later raised the question of pos- sible eventual pollution of beaches would an oil spill some day ruin them and lessen the appeal of Durban? The same question also oc- curred to city fathers some years ago and a huge new port is now being built at Richards Bay, 100 miles to the north. It will have more space, new manufacturing centres and even belter shipping facilities than Durban, and eventually, prob- ably, will succeed Durban as the biggest port in Africa. Year-round camping More than 200 campground in the Kampground of America (KOA) system, including Can- ada and Mexico now offer year- 1'ound camping facilities. These are found not only in the sunny and warmer climates but also around many popular ski re- sort areas. MONTREAL-Drlving Is still one of life's pleasures in Nor- way, where the motorist's ques- tion, "How far is it to the scenic Seems out of place, because, as the Norwegi- ans politely point out, you're there all the time. Norway's roads are them- selves among the country's leading scenic attractions, and their picturesque routes along fjords, across mountains and past glaciers and waterfalls in- troduce breath-taking sights at- every turn. Hairpin bends on mountain routes offer extra thrills, hut roads are well-kept and safe, and good hotels are always near-by. According to Scandinavian Airlines' Public Relations de- partment in Montreal, the fabu- lous terrain and frequent fjord crosings by ferry make trave times deceptive to the molorisl planning Ills trip. Bergen and Five recreational vehicle categories A recreational vehicle Is a vehicle type unit primarily de- signed as temporary living quarters for recreation, camping or travel use, which either has its own motive power or is mounted on or drawn by an- other vehicle. There are fiva basic recreational vehicle cate- gories; travel trailers, truck campers, pick-up covers and motor homes. 3slo, for example, are linked >y express trains in 8 hours, and planes make it in one. But he most interesting and direct I into route is 310 miles, a day's drive in here, but you'll need hree days for it in Norway, where 100 to 150 miles a day considered a comfortable maximum. Tliis is exactly the reason why any motoring trip of Scan- dinavia should start preferably in Bergen or Stavanger, both being famous gateways in Nor- way's Fjord Country. SAS flies five times a week from Mont- real to Copenhagen with im- mediate connections to several Norwegian cities. Information about motoring vacations in Norway includ- ing maps, folders and route available from Scandinavian Airlines Sales Of- fices in Canada and at all tra- vel agencies. turns to nightmare Rome's airport ?a mess' Toronto' 6-17 Reserve your place now aboard CN's eiclling Annual Escorted Royal Winter Fair Tour. TOUR INCLUDES: Return transportation aboard CN's Super Continental with Sleeping Car Accommodation and dining car meals, accommodation'. at Toronto's King Edward Hotel with some meals and daily entry to the Fair PLUS: Sightseeing of Metro Toronto and surrounding countryside, admission to an NHL Game, a tour and dinner al Niagara Falls and a seat al the Royat Horse Show. and much more INCLUSIVE TOUR FARE From EdmoWon 00 FTJTI Calgary 00 Fron-i Kamioops 00 Edmonton A Calgary -November 7th, KamToops November 6th. Based on Lower Berth r Accommodation. Alternative train accommodations available on request For reservations and .further information, contact youc Travel Agent, or any CN l Passenger Sates Office Accommodation -is limited reserve early Edmonton 429 8511 Calgary 262-3626 Karroos 372-7181 DM MOUNTAIN REGION New price list for chartered yachls and crews Carih Cruises Limited, of Cas- tries, St. Lucia on the eastern Caribbean, has issued a new price list for fully-crewcd chart- ered yachts. The prices, In U.S. funds, range from to a week for two, from to for four, from lo for six and from to weekly for eight. These rates are for Ihe win- ter season (Dec. 15 to April The summer rates (the rest of the year) are 20 per cent less. Everything is included except liquor which is charged at cost bond price. The sizes of boats run all the way from a 30-foot sloop lo a 110-foot schooner and 117-foot gaff ketch. On a person per day basis, the rates arc much lower than Ihey appear to bo from the gross weekly prices quoted. ROME CAP) Many travel- lers are finding that She first hours of their "dream" visit to Rome are a nightmare. Aldo Bozzi, Italian minister of civil aviation, has ordered an Investigation of unusual flight delays. He called Rome's Ceon- ardo da Vinci Airport "a mess." Authorities threatened to close the big airport at Fiumi- cino if continued strikes there endangered public safety. But in the view of many air- line executives in Rome the trouble is not only recurrent strikes but inadequate facilities and personnel at the airport, plus fumble-fingered management. The terminal's only restaur- ant lias been closed fo- repairs. Lights are out on the bulletir board that should announce ar- rivals and departures. Toilet paper, soap and towel-dispen- sing machines have been out ol order. The barn-like terminal Is sweltering hot in summer anc unheated in winter. Only scores of the thousands of waiting pas- sengers can find a place lo sit. BAGS MIXED UP Pilot strikes have repeatedly delayed international flights ant forcer, cancellation of domestic runs. Wildcat sfrikes of ground per sonnel, almost weekly, leave passengers fuming at inconven fence and delays. Even when there is no strike the baggage from Internationa flights comes down two movinr bells and piles up at a dead cm in one small luggage room. In the confusion passengers some times find they have someon else's bag, or that their own i missing. Even with the right bag Al L SAME KIND The bluish glacier bear of Alaska, the brown or cinnamon bear of the West and Ihe while Kermode's bear of coastal Brit- ish Columbia arc all black bears. venlually in hand, the frusfra- on may not be over. The pas- enger has to cover that 20 lies from Fiunucino to Rome. And once In Rome? The tour- ist copes with chaotic traffic finds monuments such as the Colosseum and the Forum closed for repair, and runs into other strikes. Still TOP Wiih A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL Presenting the 8th ANNUAL FARMERS and RANCHERS TOUR to AUSTRALIA and the SOUTH PACIFIC Now Is the time to book your all-inclusive tour to ihe beautiful South Pacific. 28 day tour includes FIJI, NEW ZEALAND and AUSTRALIA. Departure dates as follows: DECEMBER 18th, 1972 JANUARY 15th, 22d, 29th, 1973 FEBRUARY 5th, 12lh, 19th, 26lh, 1973 MARCH 5th, 1973 TOUR FARE: per person from For further information, and brochv nlacl A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL 608 5th AVENUE SOUTH AU INQUIRIES WELCOME Phone: 328-1181 and 328-7921 Once again, The Great Canadian Quiz. Once again, Schenley Tradition, the Canadian whisky with the unique detachable maple leaf on the bottle, offers you another set of questions and answers. Enjoy them with your friends over a few smooth glasses of Tradition. A perfect way to spend an evening. And don't be upset if you can't answer all the questions. That's what makes them so interesting. Happy sipping. IWhat famous novelist was once Governor General of t I Canada? 2 One man has won the Schenley Lineman of the Year Award- more often than any other player. Who is he? 3Whatwas 4who drove "the last 5 Russia gets more snow during j a winter than Canada: true or false? 6What is the third largest city in Canada? 7 How many Canadian Prime Ministers have married while in office? tit Holds enclaves Although Spain has ceded th 579 square mile territory of j Ifni to Hforocco, it retains two enclaves in that country a fortified city facing Gibraltar, and Melilla, nn ex- port center. Schepleylmdition. So Canadian you can taste it. Celebrating the 20th anniversary oi the Canadian Schcnley Football Awards ;