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THE MICHIGAN DAILY---TRAVEL SUPPLEMENT

Soturdov. April 17, 1976

Page Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY - TRAVEL SUPPLEMENT Saturdov Anril IT 1976
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...Wishes the Students of the University of Michigan a
HAPPY and FUN-FILLED SUMMER VACATION.

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(continixed from page 1)
FRIENDLY, HELPFUL
NATIVES
With the possible exception of
the cabdrivers, the local people
are very friendly and helpful.
At times it may seem as though
they know too well which side
of their bread is buttered; none-
theless, for whatever motive,
they will always help you find
your way around and such. I
had one bad experience, as I
bicycled about; one lady told
me to "Get the hell home,
American," but such incidences
are rare.
I myself came into other, bet-
ter contact with natives on two
occasions: once, I had to fix a
flat tire on the bicycle I'd rent
ed and one gent allowed me the
use of his pump. ie invited me
in and I met his entire- family-
really quite charming. I also
met some natives at the Holiday
Inn one night, but that story is
more or less unprintable.
MORE NAME-DROPPING
The Italians played bridgeat
the Hilton nerly every, night.' I
played with a Count and hi
beautiful wife, the Countess,
from Milan. They knew no Eng-
lish, and, as I knew no Italian,
we conversed in French all1
week. I suggest that you brush
up on your French if you plan"
to sojourn to the emerald Island
of Barbados. Brush up; on your,
other langauges too-you'd have
to be an expert linguist to be
able to 'eavesdrop on everyone's
conversations. And many o;
them were worth listening to.
AT THE AIRP'ORT
Though' you're going to, hate
to leave, the time will come.
There are many-duty-free shops.
athe Seawell Airport, with lots
of delicious imported things to
buy.- But let's get down to
basics--you want to bring home
booze, right? Well,' you can .get
a, bottle of Barbadian rum for
$1-2 American (82-4 BD). The
asolute best stuff available.: If
you're of legal age in Michigan,
you can bring it back into. Mich-
igan, providing you've been out
of the country more, than 48
hours. And if you've been- in
Barbados, you have.
A FINAL NOTE
Go! Enjoy!

...Is Concerned About the RENTAL CONDITIONS in
Ann Arbor and For That Reason We Have REDUCED.
OUR RATES For the Spring/Summer Terms. WE WILL
NOT INCREASE OUR PRESENT RATES FOR THE
FALL/WINTER 1976 TERMS.

nivrsity fowrg
...Offers Our Tenants a HEATED SWIMMING POOL,
WEEKLY MAID SERVICE, RECREATION and TELE-
VISION ROOMS, FREE PARTIES and MOVIES, Just

Take. the

Train

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to Name a Few of Our

"Little Extras."

IN A WORD,
Is "Convenience."
536 SOUTH FOREST-761-2680
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AMTRAK
By GUY LUDWIG M
Tired of getting shoved into a
plane with 175 other people and
trying; to see the country. at
28,000 feet? Sick of buses that
smell like urine. and feature
non-operational bathrooms arid
filthy windows? Horrified at the
thought of taking a cross-con
try trip with your four room-
mates in a Vega? Rejoice! Your
summer trip is not doomed!
You have yet another alterna-
tive: The train.
Amtrak, America's nationwide
passenger rail ┬░system, operates
a' fleet of over 225 trains to more
than 450 cities across the coun-
try; And although you may nat
have considered it, they offer
one of the most scenic, fun, and
economical 'ways to, travel
across and see the country.
Most Amtrak; trains west of,
Chicago have dome cars-big
glass-enclosed coaches two stor-
ies high that let you really see
the countryside. These same
trains are equipped with dining
c a r s that serve economical
meals (fish dinner, $3.50 com-
plete), snack and bar cars-
'plus leg rest coaches' that let
you stretch out in easychair
comfort.
The big incentive to travel by
train now however, is the USA
Railpass. Like its counterpart,
the Eurrail pass, this ticket of-
fers unlimited coach travel on
Amtrak trains from periods
ranging from two weekstoa
month. Also like the Eurrail
pass, it's inexpensive.
Train travel in: this, country
over the last ten years has de-
veloped a bad reputation. Since
1971, however, Amtrak has been
working on changing. things
around. Cars. have been 'rebuilt,
or extensively refurbished. Some
trains are completely new, like
the Detroit-Chicago Turboliners
that stop here in Ann Arbor "at
the Candy Dancer. Connections
have also been improved, sta-
tions fixed" up, and on-board
service people treat you like an
old friend rather than. a distant
relative.
The train is also a- great= place
to meet people. Unlike the
plane, everybody talks to' every-
body else, and the lounge cars
are often; places where friend-
ships and, yes, romances begin.
Nights looking up at the stars
from the dome, and days staring
at the arid beauty of the desert
make for great memories, too.

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