Beloved country-rock icon Merle Haggard passed away just one month ago, on his 79th birthday. The legendary musician left behind an incredible body of work, and was creating new music and performing up until his final days.Today, Haggard’s family released the final track that he recorded, a song called “Kern River Blues.” The folk ballad premiered on SiriusXM’s Willie’s Roadhouse earlier, and you can listen to a preview of the track below: You can purchase the full song here.
Let’s repeat the first and most basic lesson from tourism.The motive of the trip is not accommodation, but diverse, high quality and primarily authentic content of the tourist destination. And authenticity is a major component of tourism because people travel to discover new ways and cultures of living.But, unfortunately, in this global “village” where due to uncontrolled consumerism and corporatism, tradition, authenticity and culture of living are lost because more and more all destinations become the same, there is increasing pressure and imperative to stay what we are, ie to preserve our authentic way and culture of living. They will soon not know the difference whether we are in Spain or Croatia, everything becomes the same, according to the same pattern, and the most important thing – authenticity is lost. It is a trap of tourism and if we are not careful and do not look at tourism strategically and sustainably, all places will look the same.Otherwise, our incredible diversity and authenticity is our greatest value and tourist advantage by which we are unique in the World. We do not understand each other how different we are, both in speech and in the way and culture of living. Exactly what we are – Croats and that must be our main tourist product. Figuratively, we are constantly selling French wines to the French, insane and ridiculous.On this trail, a new great tourist story was created, and it is a new tourist gastro tour in the city of Zagreb – Cooking Croatia.It is a gastronomic tour that includes sightseeing and shopping at the main city market – Dolac. We visit the fish market, butchers with local products, stalls with fruit and vegetables, all with a lover of good local food – Željka Stošić, owner of the famous club Papica. “The program was designed, not only as a culinary tour, but the focus was on Zagreb, the ambience of Dolac and conversations with sellers, a walk and coffee in the Zagreb rush hour, Zagreb customs and of course shopping, preparation and tasting of local dishes.”Points out Stošić and adds that the tours are for small groups and last in a relaxed atmosphere and without stress around 7 o’clock.Experiencing Zagreb with all your senses, ie as a local, is the best experience we can sell and experience, it is an imperative in tourism. Take a walk through Dolce, Zagreb’s most famous market, buy local groceries and, like a local, enjoy coffee in the city center. After that, we go to visit the antiques fair in Britanac and then to cook an autochthonous Zagreb lunch according to the recipes of our grandmothers. That’s it – great rounded tourist content and most importantly authentic content. “The idea developed for about two years and I started implementing it with my son a month ago. Tourists are delighted, but not only foreigners, but also locals who visit Zagreb and be part of our story. It is interesting how it is inconceivable for tourists that they can try and buy home-made plums or tomatoes at the market, and that is what is normal for us, and yet terribly interesting for them. We offer various workshop packages, and the idea is to expand to other counties in the long run as a franchise.”Points out Željka Stošić and adds that she already has an interest from Poreč and Zadar for workshops and tours such as the one in Zagreb.Best of all, this project is not the work of a large agency, but a mother and son, Željka and Anton, and is not the goal of quantity but of quality and focus on an authentic experience. Precisely such projects are best branded in Zagreb and should be recognized by the tourist board and the CNTB because not everything is in big projects. Rather, these little authentic projects that tell our authentic story make up the soul and rhythms of the city. Hundreds of small projects, such as Cooking Croatia, that tell the story of our tradition, culture, way of life must be our main tourist base, and large projects are just a supplement to the whole tourist mosaic.These are the real heroes and ambassadors of our tourism.Related news: THE COMBINATION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE IS THE BEST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN TO ZAGREB<br /> <a href=”https://bs.serving-sys.com/Serving/adServer.bs?cn=brd&pli=1074171063&Page=&Pos=-1477388646″ target=”_blank”><br /> <img src=”https://bs.serving-sys.com/Serving/adServer.bs?c=8&cn=display&pli=1074171063&Page=&Pos=-1477388646″ border=0 width=1280 height=200></a><br />
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