Istra Inspirit, as the only project of cultural and innovative tourism from Croatia, presented itself to the audience of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, which is being held for the 28th year in a row in Edinburgh – the City of the Festival.It is a renowned festival that brings together those eager for creative presentations of stories from around the world, thus connecting cultures, languages, generations and places. As part of this creative concept of storytelling and presentation of different cultures from around the world, Istra Inspirit was presented, presenting many stories, myths and legends from all over Croatia, performed by Petra B. Blašković and Frane Novljan, academic actors with many years of experience in performing Istra Inspirit experiences.The journey through Croatia began with Slavonia, and the revival of the legend of Perun and Veles, and continued with the legend of the Black Queen who created Plitvice Lakes to tell in an interesting way the story of the Dalmatian islands and the island of Lokrum and the story of Striborova forest and tintilinići . The presentation of Istra Inspirit ended with a presentation of Istrian customs – ‘užanci’ and the most attractive Istra Inspirit experiences and characters, among which we can single out Crispa, Morgan’s treasure, Veli Jože from Motovun, macmalići from Labin mines, villas built by the Pula Amphitheater and others. fulfilled a one-hour unique experience of Croatia and Istria.”This experience opened the Istra Inspirit project to an international audience in Edinburgh, a city where many guided storytelling tours can be visited and which can serve as inspiration and an example of good practice when it comes to presenting cultural and historical heritage. The whole trip provided a connection with experts who also apply storytelling as a concept in their business, and the audience could get to know Croatia through stories, legends and myths.”, Points out Morena Milevoj from Istra Inspirita.By the way, Istra Inspirit, one of the best tourist stories in the history of Croatian tourism, last year received great recognition from the profession and was included among the world’s best tourist stories in the prestigious and recognized book Tourism Stories published by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). That’s right Istri Inspirit the only Croatian story in the 28 best world tourist stories in the UNWTO book, which is certainly another confirmation of the excellent concept and performance.
2017 Sapphire Cup winners One Cupcake Over The Line. Photo by The Crystal Cup Pond Hockey Challenge Facebook page 2017 Crystal Cup winners Ace Holes. Photo by The Crystal Cup Pond Hockey Challenge Facebook page CHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – It was an exciting weekend of pond hockey action on Charlie Lake as the 6th Annual Crystal Cup saw forty teams competing for the Crystal Cup, Coal Cup, and Sapphire Cup. Crystal Cup pond hockey action on Saturday night. Photo by Chris Newton Crystal Cup pond hockey action in 2017. Photo by Chris Newton Crystal Cup pond hockey action on Saturday night. Photo by Chris Newton Though the tournament did see some slight changes to the schedule due to Friday night’s games being postponed because of warm temperatures. By Saturday however, the top layer of ice had refrozen, and festivities were well underway. On Sunday, it was an exciting morning of hockey action as the Ace Instrument Ace Holes advanced through the quarter- and semi-final games to take on Team Ironhide in a rematch of the 2016 Crystal Cup. Tournament organiser Neil Evans says that the rematch proved to be incredibly exciting and close. Though Ironhide controlled most of the game, the Ace Holes would manage to keep things close all game. Tied 5-5 in the dying seconds, it was the Ace Holes that would score with just two seconds left to take home the Crystal Cup for the second year in a row, and their third cup in four years.- Advertisement -In Coal Cup action, the final saw Watt’s Projects take on Rapid Relics in the final, with Rapid taking the win.One Cupcake Over the Line was this year’s champion in the Sapphire Cup, defeating Team IceHoles in the final. 2017 Coal Cup winners Rapid Relics. Photo by The Crystal Cup Pond Hockey Challenge Facebook page