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THE MICHIGAN DAILY I^U

FranceLike All Europe, Again Welcomes Tourists From

States

Louvre, Wine,
Song Beckon
art Lovers
World's Smart Set Makes
Tracks To Intellectual,
Fashion And Fun Center
Travel in France is an experience
in living, the kind of luxurious living
everyone dreams about, for, it is in
France that one finds, in the original
form, what has been- adopted by the
.smart, sophisticated set in all of
Europe and America. French wines,
apertifs, champaignes, brandies and
liqueurs are the finest in the world,
and are found on well-appointed
tables in every quarter of the globe.
French spas and health resorts are
fashionable sea-side resorts that
range along France's extensive coast
line providing a wide variety of land-
scape and climate. Bathing in France
is possible practically all the year
round. The southern Atlantic coast
and Corsica are popular in the
spring; the Brittany and Normandy
beaches come to life about May; and
the French Riviera provides year-
round vacation weather. Mountain
resorts in the Alps, the Pyrenees and
the Jura ranges are very picturesque
and especially fine for motoring,
climbing and winter sports. Special
winter-sports trains bring these re-
sorts within a few hours of Paris,
making week-end trips to the moun-
tains a pleasant diversion.
On the cultural and intellectual

Land Of Midnight Sun Issues Call To '40 Olympics

Buenos Aires Resembles Londo:

Tourists Find Ukraine
Palaces And Food Fine
"When in Ukrania, don't fail to see
the palaces at Kiev," advises Zenov-
ia Skoratko, '40, the Daily Ukranian
authority. "The old Byzantine archi-
tecture is a treat for your eyes. It
gives you that Oriental feeling."
Miss Skoratko points with pride
to Ukranian cuisine. The traveller
may eat purohi-kapusta, or cabbage
and dumplings; and baraboli, Ukran-
ian potatoes. Favorite of tourists is
the bortsch, known to us as beet
soup.
side, France is unique for the fact
that every period in the history of art
it is well represented. Eleventh and
twelfth century Romanesque are to
be found inthe churches of Provence,
Burgundy, Poitou, and Normandy.
French art reaches its zenith in the
Gothic period, represented by the
Notre Dame de Paris, at Chartres and
Reims and in the cathedral of Stras-
bourg. Fine Empire furniture of the
19th century still adorns the Napo-
leonic residences of Fontainebleau
and Malmaison. Neo-impressionism
and cubism, and new trends in mod-
ern architecture have been especially
successful in France since the War.
The museums of France are among
the finest in the world. Paris alone has
more than 50, of which the Louvre is
the largest, but there are important
collections in the museums of Angers
and Aix-en-Provence, in Lyons and
Strasbourg.
Over all France hovers a charm
and variety emphasized not only by
historical associations, monuments
and works of art, but by a steady
and determined effort toward pro-
gress.

City Hall At Stockholm

Hostels Facilitate Travel Abroad
For Youth -With Little Money

Finland Leads
SportsWorld1
Scandinavian Countries'
Are Travel Centers
The Lands of the Vikings-Norway,
Sweden, Iceland, Finland-each sum-,
mer call thousands of Americans to
its green shores and snow-capeda
mountains.
This year thousands of sports-lov-
ers from every nation will make their
way to Finland, which is concentrat-
ing her efforts and enthusiasm for
the 1940 Olympic games which will be,
held in that country.
Finns Devoted To Athletics
The land of the blue-eyed, fair-
haired Finns is not a large country;
in terms of population or wealth, but
all their life these people have main-
tained a patriotic devotion to ath-
letics, and probably no other people
will ever play host to the Olympics
more heartedly.
Above the Arctic Circle, in Finnish
Lapland, one finds colorful nomads
living today much as did their fore-
fathers, almost wholly dependent on
reindeer herds.
This northern outpost of Finland
does not describe a true picture of
the country, however. The southern
half of the nation, jeweled with
thousands of blue lakes, has main-
tained the pace of civilization of the
rest of the world.
Because of the long and cold win-
ters, the people of Finland love their
summer. During July and August
their beaches, parks, and sport
grounds are crowded.
Stop At Arctic Outposts
But the country of Finland is only
a small part of the interesting spec-
tacle that awaits the journeyman in
to these Nordic lands.
A typical ocean voyage will include
stops at distant Arctic outposts: Ice-
land, quaintly antique, profuse in
green fields and flowers during the
summer season; and Hammerfest,
actually 300 miles north of the Arctic
Circle.
At Lyingseidet lives the exotic Lapp
colony, a hardy people who follow
their half-wild reindeer to the nor-
thern tips of Scandinavia as they
move in search of grass.
Visitors who have taken this ocean
trip to Scandanavia say that the ex-
perience is something to be treasured
forever.

Buenos Aires, the largest city in
South America, is one hundred rufles
up the Rio de la Plata. The city has
over two million inhabitants, and
although plentifully endowed with
the atmosphere of Old Spain, is more
the equivalent of London in its phys-
ical aspects than of Madrid, whence
came early rulers of the country.
Buenos Aires is modern, cosmo-
politan and beautiful. It has miles
of s'ubway reminiscent of the "Metro"
of Paris; its streets are well-planned,
broad and tree-lined; its cafes tempt-
ing and intriguing.
Argentina is the home of that par-
ticularly vivid, emotional music-the
Argentine tango-which has done
more to immortalize the gaucho
throughout the world than all the re-
markable feats of those wild cow-
boys of the pampas.
While in Beunos Aires the visitor
should not fail to ride out along the
road to Rosario to see the typical
Argentine countryside. In the city you
will wish to see Palermo Park, the
zoological gardens, fashionable San
Isidro race track and, by all means,
one of the cattle auctions.

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In the evening, Buenos Aires pre
sents a fascinating array of enter
tainments-cafes. theatres, nigh
clubs, women, and opera-all
which give the city a distinct touc
of Paris.
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SHIPS . . ROUTES . . RATES

By STAN M. SWINTON
Throughout the year an army of
youth is on the march-youth eager
for travel but hampered by slim pock-
etbooks overcoming expenses by
spending their nights in youth hostels
and their days cycling along Euro-
pean roads.
In France, Switzerland, Germany,
England, Ireland, Scotland-in all
the lands that the young dream of
someday seeing, facilities are avail-
able. Usually for five cents-never
over 25 in any country-one lives in
a hostel that is clean. That one is
sure of. Whether it will be a fine
new building like that at Selles-sur-
Cher in southern -France or a barn
that was occupied by Spanish refu-
gees until the government moved
them nearer to "the Pyrenees as is a
hostel near Orleans one cannot be
'sure. But always there is the ad-
venture of anticipation.
In Geneva there is a hostel that
charges three cents a night; in Paris
the charge is a dime. But never is
the cost high. With a dollar a day
budget and a bicycle you can travel
from Le Havre to Napoli; from Buda-

pest to Cologne. When you tire of
cycling train rates are unbelievably
cheap and, in France, the bike is
transported anywhere in the country
for a nickel if you travel with it on a
half-rate ticket. Hospitality is every-
where. French hostels allow wine
and cigarettes; usually, however, they
are forbidden.
Only in Germany does the hostel
seem unpleasant. Regimentation has
resulted in standardized rules about
going to bed, rising, eating and every-
thing else. With the cheap hotels it's
usually more pleasant for the youth
not to stay in the hostels unless he
has an endless capacity for Nazi dog-
ma.
It's possible to cycle through Italy,
of course, and Switzerland too. But
mountains loom great when you're
pushing the peddles and travel is
cheap. For nine dollars you can go
from Geneva through the highest
Alps and along the longest tunnel in
the world to Bologna, then down to
Florence, Rome, Naples, back to
Rome, up to Venice and then to the
German border. Stop-overs are al-
lowed whenever you wish and there's
no time limit on the billette.

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for your trip to Europe, and enjoy
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of cuisine offered by the modern
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to Europe, you'll find them realized
via Cunard White Star. Yours may
be an Express crossing in the
World's Fastest Liner Queen Mary
. , the Aquitania, adding days to
your time in Europe. Or get extra
vacation-value at sea ... in one of
Britain's largest motorships,
Georgic and Britannic, running
mates of the new Mauretania... or
the "600 Footers": Carinthia, Fran-
conia, Scythia, Samaria, Laconia.
Tourist Class outside rooms are
as low as $122.50... with conti-
nental cuisine, shipboard service
in the traditional British manner.
FROM MONTREAL AND QUEBEC WEEKLY
AT EXTREMELY LOW RATES
Beginning April 21.'.. two sailings
weeklyto Plymouth, Havre and London,
to Glasgow, Belfast, Liverpool. Fre-
quent departures from Halifax during
March and the early part of April.
JUNE, JULY SAILINGS TO EUROPE
FROM NEW YORK
Franconia June 2
Queen Mary June 7,21 July 5, 19
Loconia June *9 July *7, *31
Georgic June 10 July 8
Aquitania June 14,28 July 15
Samaria June* 16 July *14
Scythia June *23 July *21
Britannic June 24 July 22
Carinthia July *1
Mauretania June 30 July 29
*From Boston following day

Germany's Historical Wealth
Revealed By Leisurely Tour

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By BARON von SCHLEIDER
If only you could see it all at a
single glance-a couniry with an in-
finite variety of scenery, a country
of refreshing change and stimulating
contrasts, a country where there are
always pleasant surprises-but Ger-
many is much too large for that.
Instead, you must be satisfied with
a leisurely tour through its farming
regions, into its great cities and its
cultural centers. The usual trip be-
gins in Cologne, with its renowned
Gothic cathedral. By motoring along
the banks of the Rhine intimate con-
tact is made with charming little
towns, ruined castles and picturesque
mountainside vineyards.
One should- drive to the famous
resort of Baden-Baden and to Frei-
burg, thence through the heart of the
lovely Black Forest to the Falls of
the Rhine, the Lake of Zurich and
Lucerne. The trip is then over the
rugged Brunig Pass and along the
Lake of Brienz to Interlaken at the
foot of the Jungfrau in Switzerland.
Chief point of interest in Germany
is Berlin, a tour of which should in-
clude Unter den Linden, Branden-
burg Gate, University, Opera, the
Palace of the Crown Prince, Cathed-
ral, Schloss - Brucke, Lustgarten,
Reichstag, Tiergarten, Sieges-Alle.

Wilhelmstrasse and old Berlin. Visits
former Kaiser with its famous Gobe-
lin gallery, and to the Pergamon Mu-1
should be made to the Palace of the
seum, world's finest museum of an-
tiquities.
An afternoon's trip by motorcoach
takes one to Potsdam where visits
can be made to the Neues Palace and
Sans Souci of Frederick the Great.
Not to be missed is Dachau, noted
cultural and educational centre.
A trip up the Rhine will never be
forgotten-through a land of song
and legend immortalized in the
Lorelei. Dresden, capital of Saxony,
is the art center of Germany. Tour-
ists should not fail to see Heidelberg
on the Neckar, its University and the
student beer-halls. Karlsbad is one
of the world's greatest spas.
Try The 'Bad Lands'
For the traveler who is looking for
real thrills, the "Bad Lands" of South
Dakota provides the ideal place.
In the old days, these regions were
the stomping grounds of the six-
shooting rustlers and swashbuckling
desperados. Nowadays the Blackfoot
Indians will sell you woven baskets
and pottery on the spot where the
stagecoaches were held up and the
occupants massacred.

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Ausonia June 9
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July 7
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July 14
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