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Special Information for the week of November 15, 1997


Youth Hostels

Internet Hostel Resources:

Los Angeles Council - Hostelling International e-mail: hiayhla@aol.com

Skyscraper Museum

To learn more about the Skyscraper Museum, call 212-968-1961.


The festival in India that takes place every 12 years is:

Shrawanagobelah is a Jain religious gathering that takes place every 12 years in Mysore, India. The festival, which occurs in March or April, culminates in Jain monks climbing a scaffolding surrounding a 10th century statue of Digambara saint, Gomattesvara who is an impressive 60 feet tall. Doing the math, we've concluded that the next Shrawanagobelah will take place in the spring of the year 2003.

Rental Home in Taormina, Italy:

The Tourist Board of the Italy in New York (212 245-4822) recommends three home rental agencies:

Home Tours 800 367-4668

JR Marketing 800 700-5762

Parker Company 800 280 2811, publishes a guide with glossy pictures of more than 3,000 properties.

Home Exchange Organizations:

International Home Exchange Network: 407 862-7211

Worldwide Home Exchange Club: 202 588-5057

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