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    Yugoslavia - a land of many contrasts -o is fast becoming one of Europe's most popular summer playgrounds.

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    Yugoslavia - a land of many contrasts -o is fast becoming one of Europe's most popular summer playgrounds.

    SYNOPSIS: Last year more tourists than ever before poured into the country through the Austrian-Slovenian border. This year tens of thousands have already arrived and Yugoslav officials are confident that the 1975 record will be broken long before the summer's over. Some days there are lines of cars stretched for miles waiting to pass through the checkpoint.

    But once they're through the barriers the visitors find the long drive's been worthwhile. Slovenia has much to offer - high mountains, beautiful clear lakes and cascading waterfalls. However its the magnificent Croatian and Dalmatian coastline on the sparkling blue Adriatic that seems to appeal most to holiday makers. West Germany has poured vast amounts of money into resorts and hotels in the area and the Yugoslav Government vigorously promotes its natural attractions.

    An added attraction for visitors is the excellent exchange rate they get when converting ??? currency into Yugoslavia diners.

    Most things are cheaper than at home. The food's excellent and locally made Slirovitz - plum brandy - is sure to keep everyone in the holiday mood. People don't only stay in hotels though - there are plenty of camping grounds. Most are of a very high standard and provide first class amenities for families with young children. And there are plenty of attractions as well as boating, swimming and fishing. All summer groups of folk dancers and singers perform traditional songs and dances in coastal towns. the coast itself - particularly near Split - has a wealth of Roman remains, for those interested in history, to explore.

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