Dubrovnik & Konavle Walking Festival is a great tourist story and a platform for how our tourist product should look like

first_imgI constantly emphasize that the motive for coming is not accommodation, but quality, diverse and authentic content of the tourist destination.Exactly in Dubrovnik and Konavle from 2 to 9 October 2017 will be held a new quality and interesting tourist content and story – Dubrovnik & Konavle Walking FestivalThe Dubrovnik Hiking Festival is primarily intended to show a different face of Dubrovnik, away from the crowds, focused on local tastes and trails, with a sense of freedom, tranquility and belonging to nature. Fertile Konavle fields, picturesque villages, hiking trails, the old railway, vineyards, wineries and local households await tourists in a unique program designed for everyone – from absolute beginners to advanced mountaineers.”We want to show the secret places that are mostly known among the locals in a sustainable form of active program to discover the unique food and wine of the region. With the festival we try to prove that this period, from August to July and August, is the best time to visit Dubrovnik. At the end of this festival, we guarantee that we will all come to the same conclusion – Dubrovnik is much more than stone walls and a popular summer destination.”Points out Zoran Ateljevic, one of the organizers.This image and experience is rememberedRural households, authentic gastronomy, culture, tradition, heritage… are part of this unique tourist story, all with the main focus on authenticity. Everything that is not written in tourist brochures, and the locals know, and that is exactly the story we have to tell – our authentic story combined with a superb, ie unforgettable experience. We remember the experiences from our travels, and as the motive of the trip is to get to know and experience a new and authentic way and culture of living, it must be an imperative of our tourism. That is the essence of tourism.Let us respect ourselves, our tradition, heritage, culture, identity so that others can respect us, and let us be what we are – Croats. All of our amazing authentic stories and diversity I have to pack nicely into a rounded tourist product and tell the story. This is the whole philosophy and paradigm of tourism. Yes, it’s that simple.Also, we should praise the excellent quality video, which is certainly a lure and a real motive for coming, in addition to excellent shots, it presents what we are – our story. This is the best possible pattern of how to organize all other festivals, events and tours, because tourists want to experience, see, taste… – our authentic story. Then why would they travel hundreds of miles if we sell them what they have at home?Content, content and only quality and primarily authentic content is the essence of tourism. These are the real ambassadors of our tourism and such tourist stories should be promoted and co-financed because this is the best platform on how to be our main tourist product, and not mass tourism, form and be copies of others.So simple, yet ingenious. Tourism is emotions, experiences and stories. Let’s tell stories, our authentic stories.More details about Dubrovnik & Konavle Walking Festival and how to apply can be found herelast_img read more

U20 Women’s WCup qualifiers: Princesses cautious despite good form

first_imgThe Black Princesses have arrived in Senegal for the second leg of the first of FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers.Training begins later on Thursday.The Princesses had a 6-0 victory over Senegal in their previous match. The Black Princesses could face either Equatorial Guinea or Mali in the second round of qualifiers if they seal their victory over their Senegalese counterparts.Two teams will represent Africa at next year’s World Cup which will be staged in Papua New Guinea. Oduro Nyarko, a member of the team’s management committee expressed positive sentiment ahead of the game.”We would give everybody equal chance to play so we know each girls strength and weakness. We were very confident that we will create more scoring opportunities but we were also very careful not to be taking on the break.” Captain Fatima Alhassan also told Asempa FM: “We are well prepared and hopeful that we would win this game”. Assistant coach, Edna Yekeh, also pledged not to leave any stone unturned in their ambition to get the the global showpiece.Full squad in Senegal Victoria Adjei                                              Belinda AnaneAzume Adams                                            Gladys Amfoabea Fatima Alhasan                                           Wasilla Diwura SoareLardin Issaka                                              Rashida Abdul RahmanJane Ayieyam                                             Priscilla AdobeaFaustina Ampah                                          Rita DarkoNaomi Anima                                              Sandra Owusu Ansah Veronica Appiah                                          Lily Niber LawrenceVida Opoku                                                Kate Adu- Agyeman–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

James Jordan to present a program on “Buckskin Joe”

first_imgJames JordanSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — On Monday, September 22, James Jordan, editor of the Wellington Daily News, and former editor of the Arkansas City Traveler, will present the program “Buckskin Joe”.  Jordan will share tales and true stories of one of South Central Kansas’s early settlers and interesting characters to the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society members and guests at the Good Taste Chinese Buffet meeting room, 1311 E. 16th, Wellington.The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.; the meal at 5:30 p.m..When James Jordan attended a story-telling seminar, he knew his next step was to find a character to portray.Jordan enjoyed reading old newspapers, so when he read about E.J. Hoyt, better known as Buckskin Joe, he knew he had found his character.“I kept seeing his ads,” Jordan said, “and I got to studying them a little bit. His ads were always really funny.”“Buckskin Joe was a person of many talents,” Jordan said, adding that he was a Canadian citizen who fought in the Civil War and that earned him citizenship and a land grant. And the land grant brought him to Kansas and the Arkansas City area.“Buckskin Joe was one of the original settlers to found Arkansas City in 1870” Jordan said, “He settled on the Walnut River, two miles from where the city was founded.”Jordan said that Buckskin Joe worked as an Indian scout, performed in a circus, and later traveled in Wild West Shows with Pawnee Bill.Jordan said that among Buckskin Joe’s many interests were his grocery store in Arkansas City, and his gymnasium, where he practiced gymnastics. Jordan added that Buckskin Joe walked a tight rope across the main street in Arkansas City in the 1880’s.“The Museum at Ark City actually has his balancing pole,” Jordan said.“He was also a self-taught musician,” Jordan said, adding that he called himself a professor of music, claimed he could play 17 instruments, and started the Arkansas City Municipal Band, one of the oldest bands in the state that has continuously operated.According to the June 26, 1878 Arkansas City Traveler newspaper, Buckskin Joe and his band were to spend July 4, 1878 in Wellington “to give the people of that burg a taste of good music.”“He also was heavily into gold mining and seemed to have a knack for finding it,” Jordan said, “he made a fortune in the Colorado gold mines, and claimed to have found gold near Arkansas City, but said it was too small of an amount to be mined.”Jordan said that after about 1880 he spent his summers in Colorado mining gold and his winters in Kansas teaching music.  Then about 1900, he moved to California, where he lived until he died in 1918.“He was just an amazing character,” Jordan said.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more