Nevada State Journal from Reno, Nevada on May 1, 1973 · Page 22
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Nevada State Journal from Reno, Nevada · Page 22

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Tuesday, May 1, 1973
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Xeuada State Journal NEW YORK (UPI) - If idea is to "do' Europe by automobile, there are certain things you need to know and prepare for. There are many guides for Americans dealing with touring Europe by car and they all stress certain fundamentals. One of the latest is "Enjoy Europe By Car" by former newsman and expert traveler William J. Dunn, published by Scribners. Dunn emphasizes eight fundamentals for a motoring holiday abroad- The first and most obvious is don't leave the United States without a valid passport. Second he suggests a smallpox vaccination and cer- dhcate to prove it, even though for most of Europe nowadays it is not required. Dunn regards this as a necessary precaution. For transportation to Europe Dunn recommends the services of a travel agent to arrange it. or one of the large transatlantic airlines. Unless you bring your own car, which he doesn't recommend, Dunn opts for flying to your starting destination. First arrangements, he says, should include a hotel reserva- Europe by Car: Proper Preparation Pays · ·/ ^TM n your - Tuesday, May I , 1972-9 tion to cover the time till you've taken possession of a car, purchased or rented. He says no further hotel reservations should be necessary since where you stop off on your motor tour isn't that predictable-at least, he says, it shouldn't be. He urges and this is another of his '"fundamentals" that the auto tourist plan an itinerary -whefe to go- but not tie himself to a schedule that dictates when to be where. He argues Motoring: Ireland is a motorist's paradise with to "do" Europe by automobile, there this allows for more freedom and sightseeing pleasure. Another fundamental part of the planning, according to Dunn, should be baggage. One of the good things about flying the ocean, he says, is yeu can't overload yourself. For clothing lie notes that at any time from late spring till the end of September you must be prepared for both warm and cold weather, so outfits will be needed for both. When packing your bags, concentrate on the well-signposted traffic-free roads leading to many beauty spots, such as in Count)' Donegal. But if von plan jinore obvious necessities. You thing to do is to get an are many things you'll need to prepare for.' ' " (UPI Telepholo) can always buy things you need along the way. The other basics are your money, drivers license, and car. Like all seasoned travelers Dunn warns against carrying large sums of cash. Use travelers' checks, bank drafts, letters of credit. And he writes that although most European countries will recognize an American driving license except learner's permit the best International Driving Permit which can be obtained on application to the AAA World Wide Travel, 1712 G Street, N.W.. Washington, D.C. 20006. In choice of your car. Dunn urges a small one, whether bought or rented He notes two reasons - that many European streets and roads are narrow and can be hard going for large cars, and second that gasoline is expensive, up to 90 cents a gallon in places If you decide to rent a car rather than buy one. there are a variety of rental schemes which may be investigated through any reliable agency. Some of them jean be money-savers. If the car is purchased, arrangements can be made to ship it home, or to sell it abroad when your trip is done. Dunn favors renting, asserting that the chances of reselling a purchased car at an economically beneficial price are slim. Duty-tree Stopover on Far East Tour Singapore Fling Offers Surprises By MURRAY J. BROWN UPI Travel Editor SINGAPORE (UPI) -- Why lot include a stopover in storiec Singapore if you are planning a tour of the Far East this You should be pleasantly sur- wised, even though it may not ie the mysterious city of the Drient novelists wrote about. Singapore is a bustling mod- :rn metropolis with gleaming vhite, skyscrapers, some of the vorld's most luxurious hotels, ind free-duty shopping rivaling long Kong. It surprises also with prob- ibly the cleanest streets of any najor city in the East or West, hanks to strictly-enforced anti- itter laws, and you can drink he water too. What surprised me were the ·hanges in the skyline as the esuK of a building boom since ny last visit about four years igo. The new skyscrapers in- ·lude more than 20 new luxury ind first class hotels, making i total of 70 with eight more .cheduled to be completed by he end of the year. Inter - Continental, Hilton, Sheraton, Hyatt and Western In- ernational already are here as ire Japanese and other interna- lonal hotel chainsJ Some, are osh resort-types with swim- mng pools, saunas and heslth clubs, shopping other amenities - arcades and one even has a 16-lane bowling alley. Our party of U.S. travel writ ers, visiting as guests of the Singapore Tourist Board am Singapore Airlines on a tour jointly sponsored by American Express and Pan American checked in at the new Man darin Hotel. It is 40 stories high and has 700 rooms, a revolving rooftop restaurant, seven other dining rooms and night clubs and five cocktail lounges and bars, including one for men only. Hotel Rates Prices at the top hotels (before the latest dollar devaluation) ranged from about $2C single and $30 double per day. Rates are lower at such moderate-class hotels as the fabled Raffles, where Somerset Maugham's first-floor suit of bed- ·oom, living room, bath and terrace goes for about $35 a day double. It's air conditioned now as are' other rooms and there is a small pool in the Palm Court inside garden. A duty-free port since it was minded in 1819 by Sir Thomas Stafford Raffles on the site of a Malay fishing village, Singa- wre rivals Hong Kong as a a r g a i n hunter's paradise. Shops offer the finest merchandise from around the world-Vegas Hotel's Camping Facility to Be Expanded LAS VEGAS -- Recreational e'hicle travelers headed for this esort city will have additional acilities available to them with he expansion of the Stardust lotel's "Camperland," slated tr completion during June. The camping facility was an istant success when it opened 3st October and has been op* rating to turnaway crowds al- nost every day since. The orig- tial, full-facility overnight park onsists of 150 spaces. The expansion, announced less than two weeks after the park opened, will have 250 more spaces, located right on the grounds of the Stardust on the Las Vegas Strip. Allan D. Sachs, president of the Stardust, said all the additional spaces will have power, water and sewer hookups. The new section will also include a large park area for family recreation. British China, woolens, Thailand silks and from from the anguish of watching India, Swiss-made watches, Japanese cameras and radios, batiks from Malaysia, Balinese carvings, jade, silver, precious stones and jewelry, among others. Prices are fixed in such major department son's. But stores as bargaining Robin- is the name of the game in small shops in Change Alley, Chinatown and elsewhere. Wise shoppers check prices in several shops before getting down to the real business of buying. Never pay the original asking price, they advise. If you hold out long enough, you could knock off front 10 to 50 per cent. Even if you don't intend to buy anything take time to visit lined with open shops, selling just about everything, where most of the tradespeople are Indians. The alley near the waterfront is named aft^r the authorized Indian money changers who at times will offer you a higher rate of exchange for your dollars than the banks. Interesting Stop Chinatown is about a mile :rom downtown Singapore and also should be included in any tour, if only for the sights, sounds and smells of the dis- rict where many Chinese still follow the old ways of life. Here s Sago Lane with its Death Houses where ailing elderly toinese come to spare relatives them die, ordering their coffins and making other preparations. This capital city of the 224- square-mile island republic oi Singapore off the tip of the Malay peninsula is one of the world's busiest commercial, financial and communications centers. It boasts the fourth l a r g e s t port after Amsterdam, New York and Hong Kong About 78 per cent of its 2.1 million population are ethnic Chinese--the remainder include Malays, Indians and Eurasians Malay, Chinese and Tamil are official languages but nearly everyone speaks English. Americans need only a valid passport and international certificate of vaccination againsl smallpox, and of cholera if corn- Change Alley, a narrow lane ing from an infeected a r e a . Twenty-six airlines service Singapore. It also is a major port of call for cruise ships. (Additional information may prf. pol. adv. BILL elect DORNBERGER 5th WARD RENO COUNCILMAN AMAN Of SOUND ACTION. SUCCESSfUL BUSINESS EXPERIENCE AND A SINCERE COMMUM Illl !. pof. adv. I YOU REMEMBER HIM, HIS RECORD... he's the one who stands up - and won't take NO for an answer when it benefits our community! ... and he's the one who asks about issues that affect you and me! V re-elect Carl ~ H , |l^ * Reno City Council Ward 3 f. * - ·· paid for by the committee to re-elect Carl Bogart be obtained by writing to Singapore Tourst Promotion Board, 251 Post St., San Francisco, Calif. 941C8.) COURT REPORTING Legal Secretarial Legal Assistant and dozens more business career courses begin MAY 7 Reno Junior Colltge off Business W«lli and Wonder 322-4071 Drop in Big Sur Tourism Blamed On Information BIG SUR (UPI) -- Tourism in the coastal community of Big Sur is down sharply despite the fact the scenic town ''is functioning as always," a Chamber of Commerce official said Friday. Barbara McQueen said misinformation about recent rains and a landslide that closed the Coast Highway has kept · visitors away. She said a section of the highway at Laflar that was washed away in a mudslide that killed one person and destroyed the Coast Gallery and studios March 7 has been bypassed with a parallel one- way 500-foot dirt road. "There's no problem on the highway, which is 90 miles of scenic route between San Luis Obispo and Carmel and it seems that a 500-foot detour should really not deter travell- ers from using the road," she said. Business in Big Sur was reported off about one-third during Easter weekend--normally" a good time for tourists. A fire that damaged Big Sur hills in August of 1972 is no longer apparent and heavy winter rains have brought out luxurious growths ot orange poppies, purple lupin and other wildflowers. FOR INTMENT 329-33255|| -#^329-0439 PERMANENTS complete with set, shampoo and haircut included PARK LANE BEAUTY SHOP MOB., Thur*., Frt. II t WM.$«t. t til « P«rk L*n« Cwtr* -- L«ww MMI Free: 24 pages of European cruises that start at the airport. Send for "The Europe Cruises" free from American Express, and see how it's done. Each of the 14 cruises begins with a transatlantic jet flight on Air France. It continues with 17 to 21 days of Continental cuisine, vintage wines, and salt air in the inimitably French manner of Paquet cruises. You sail either the northern or the southern European seas. · Northern cruises: There are 5 summer cruises , along the northern seas of Europe. 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