National Geographic : 1929 Nov
A Sahara Sunset Burning Up the World nJOU'VE done everything? MNot unless you've pushed off in a 12 wheeled Renault into the sun and silence of that sea of sand... aloof, horizonless, lit with the pale mir age, sown with the sudden gardens of oases. A striped tent spread with gor geous carpets, chickens roasted with olives and lemons and peppery herbs... kous-kous, the national dish, a feast in itself...coffee for gods, red grapes as cold as frozen rubies. g North Africa is yours today...camp in the desert, motor along the perfect roads, that link the forty six smart "Transat" hotels, Moorish palaces with French chefs. Take the "'Ie de France", the "Paris" or the "France" across "the longest gangplank in the world"... FIVE days in France afloat to Plymouth, England... then le Havre and the boat-train waiting, three hours to Paris... overnight to Marseilles...twenty-four hours by a French Liner across the sapphire Mediterranean to Algiers. Informationfrom any authorized French Line Agent, or writedirect to 19 State Street, New York City Make Your New Year's Resolutions modern hotels with every up-to-date comfort and food to suit your taste. Let temple bells ring in your New Year spent at the Japanese festival of floats and flowers, the many-colored rites of five days of gaiety, a thrilling prelude to your winter season in the Island Empire. Fast modern trains unroll a vista of snow-girt mountains and glittering valleys, and carry you to the skiing and skating in the northern resorts. The fragrant cycle of blossoms beginning in February with the plum, takes deeper color from native pilgrimages. Here the ancient and the modern world form one harmonious whole. You enjoy the comfort of American hotels, and spend delightful evenings in bamboo tea-houses gar landed in wistaria. Ancient shrines and seques tered villages recreate the romance of the past; or you may play golf and tennis. A holiday in fascinating scenes of never-ending beauty! All details of your trip, including a carefully planned itinerary of Japan's interest points, arranged without charge. Write today for fascinating booklet on Japan. Steamship Lines operating between the United States and Japan: Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Osaka Shosen Kaisha, American Mail, Canadian Pacific, Dollar Line. JAPAN TOURIST BUREAU c/o JAPANESE GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS 1 Madison Ave., New York City and c/o NIPPON YUSEN KAISHA 545 Fifth Ave., New York City or offices of American Express Co. and Thos. Cook and Sons, or any tourist or steamship agent "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."