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train, or perhaps sailing in a dhow, you
seem to leave the Arab and Coptic
Christian world behind. Egypt and the
Nile become more African. Dark-
skinned Nubians are more plentiful.
Women stoop as the river's edge and
wash clothes. Water buffalo escaping
from the heat wade in the cool water.
WHEN YOU reach Aswan where the
famous dam is, that all changes. The
Nile turns into a lake, its edged barren.
For a small bit of money you may take
a barge-not the romantic -type
Cleopatra used, but a typical tugboat-
barge arrangement - on a three day
trip to the giant monuments of Abu
But if you're short of time, forget Abu
Simbel and concentrate on the wonders
of Luxor where you can explore the
great tombs and temples and which had
a brand new youth hostel and an in-
teresting village. In luxor you tan also
haggle with merchants for gifts while
they invite you into their dens for sugar-
sweet tea and maybe a game of
backgammon. A Swedish friend and I
got tailor-made linen vests for $1.50. A
turist can find a lot of inexpensive gifts
Arrangements with kibbutzim can be
made with agencies in, the United
States, or by writing a kibbutz directly.
Because flights into Israel tend to be
expensive, a traveller might want to fly
to Cairo or Athens, Greece instead.
Remember, the islands of Greece are
just a quick boat ride from Haifa Israel
or Alexandria, Egypt. The tourist
would do well to read Homer's Odyssey
before departing to this area of the
Mediterranean. Although I met no per-
sons of Cyclop's heritage, you may
perhaps run across an enchanting Siren
or magical Circe. \And 'of course,
Nausiccian nymphs abound. Believe
me, any man or woman should have
quite an adventure!
Southern France yields
By Lisa Spector
First day at work. The student takes
a bus to 49th St. and Second Avenue.
The address on the card says 109 West
49th. Unable to find 109, the student
ventures into the nearest office
Student: Can you tell me how to get to
Receptionist: 109 what?
Student: 109 West 49th.
Receptionist: You're a long way from
home. Walk outside and turn left. When
you get to Fifth Avenue it will be on the
The student thanks the receptionist
and starts on his way. Watching the
street signs-Second Avenue, Third
Avenue, Lexington, Park, Madison, but
no Fifth-as a matter of fact. there was
no Fourth either.
This scenario is common among
newcomers to New York City who have
no way of knowing that all addresses
which say "West" are to the west of Fif-
th Avenue and that Fifth Avenue is-four
blocks west of Third.
WORKING IN NEW YORK City can
be a welcome change of pace from
some of the common summer jobs, like
camp counseling or waitress. But get-
ting around town can be a grind to the
midwestern college student who's
never seen a subway and who doesn't
know the truie meaning of the word
"rush hour." As a native New Yorker
and veteran of the "nine-to-five com-
muter club," I have some insight into
the New York mentality and am willing
to divulge what it took me years to
In addition to the obvious
precautionary neasures which any big-
city dweller must take, such as stapling
your wallet to your pants and chaining
your purse to your waist, there are
several other tricks, the use of which
may yield safety and mobility to
anyone gallavanting through the
streets of New York.
Though the subways are not known
for their cleanliness or efficiency, they
are usually the best way to travel
during the hectic hours. Just remember
these few tips and your underground
excursions will be pleasant ones:
A NEWCOMER TO
New York City could easily get lost amid the hustle and busti
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casting doubt upon the previously ac-
cepted hypothesis concerning the
cultural beginning of man in that area.
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with the wine bottle. Steers can be
amazingly agile in a stanchion and
while I succeeded in getting most of the
medicine in my hair, up my nose, not to
mention down my pants, enough ap-
parently got into Albert because 20
minutes ater, his stomach was back to
Despite the aching muscles and
throbbing blisters, there is something
special about falling asleep physically
exhausted, in my own cabin, under the
mountain with the smell of freshly
mowed hay in the night air, and an oc-
csional bark of a coyote pup echoing
through the valley.
An outside observer might think that
digging through the dirt for tools and
bone fragments with miniscule dental
picks would be excruiatingly boring.
But although there were some dull
moments, the work was very exciting.
I was not merely finding tools, I was
uncovering objects that were clues to
the earliest human cultures. My attem-
pts were helping to piece together what
life had been like for our most distant
IT WAS difficult to leave my friends
and my newfound work after five weeks
of living at Sireuil and digging at
Vignaud. But I had to leave the lovely
Dordogne valley for an appointment
with Lascaux and its cave paintings.
The stop at Lascaux with its 14,000
year-old paintings - truly a first in ar-
tistic endeavors - was a stupendous
I hope to return someday to the Dor-
dogne valley. I have been bitten by the,
rare archaeological bug. And for
visitors to the valley my advice on
digging for relics is simple-try it!
" If the subway platform is crowded,
you might deduce that the train hasn't
come in a while and will be coming
soon. But don't always trust your in-
tuition-especially in New York. If the
train hasn't come yet, it never will. Try
a different train or walk. Anything will
be quicker. If you do happen to get to
work ten or fifteen minutes late, tell
your boss that there was a fire in the
subway. He or she won't think twice,
since this is a common occurence.
* When traveling in the summer, be
sure to choose a subway car with the
lights on. It will be the most likely to
have air-conditioning that works.
" Try to get into the car that lets you
off closest to the stairs to insure the
quickets exit. You can save at least five
minutes if you beat the exit rush.
* During the rush hours, the subways
can get ridiculously crowded. At times
it may look as if you won't find room on
a train. But you'll find room if you're
desperate enough. The key word here k
SQUEEZE ! (And bring your lunch in a
IF YOU'RE INSANE enough to drive
in New York City, there are several
rules of the road that should be obser-
" If the light turns yellow and you
still have enough time to stop-don't.
The guy in back of you will keep going.
r Never let apedestrian cross in
front of you when trying to make a turn.
Where there is one there are thousands
and you'll be waiting for hours.
* Avoid the urge to signal. It just
throws other drivers off. They're not
used to it. Don't pay attention to their
signals either. For the most part, they
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