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Monday, August 22, 2016

Rural Vacations and Country Products from Croatia



small villages country houses and crafts schnapps cheese jams and oven baked breads
The Mulberry Farm is hidden among tame hills and surrounded by groves and creeks, spreading over 75 acres where you can experience an old peasant farm with orchards and vineyards, vast meadows and pastures, springs, trails and the soft smell of hay. Domestic animals include cows and sheep, horses, geese and ducks.

The Small Village features old country houses and barns, a small dairy production, a small schnapps production, an old bread oven, a smokehouse and many more traditional country crafts and items. For children, there is a beautiful park set up with swings and a slide and a small petting zoo with farm animals.
The Hunting Lodge has a small wine and spirits cellar, an apartment house and a mini hotel refurbished in the authentic country style, several living houses, a mini petting zoo with farm animals and other farm buildings. Within the farm there is a small shop from where visitors and guests can purchase homemade foods, drinks and traditional handicrafts made on the estate: from cottage sheep cheese, home bacon and sausages to apple juice, plum jam, pear and plum schnapps and white wine.
A Rural Ambience is the Perfect Place for an unforgettable Culinary Experience
Families with small children will enjoy outside seating in a small restored corn barn and an outdoor barbecue, skewer, bread oven and cauldron where delicious veal, pork, goose and lamb specialties are prepared in the old country way.


Planning Your Trip assumes uniquely local dimensions in the places you visit, rooted in the local economy, history and traditions. TEMA develops personalized itineraries based on your preferences; we leverage an in-depth knowledge of your destinations with superior client service throughout your trip.
Accommodations in the house there are two completely refurnished double bed apartments styled in authentic country fashion and equipped with TV, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi connectivity. In addition to the common shared room with kitchen and sitting area, each room has its own terrace. A few meters away there is a mini hotel with 8 double rooms overlooking the outdoor pool, relax zone and boules court.
Activities include schnapps making, traditional pig slaughter, a cheese making mini course, cooking school, jam making mini course and horseback riding school.

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Travel to Vinkovci Croatia



Rail Transport Hub Autumn Festivals Local Folklore Entrepreneurs and Typical Products
Vinkovci is located along the Bosut River, a tributary of the Sava, in the eastern Slavonia region of Croatia, surrounded by several large villages and well connected by rail with Zagreb, Belgrade, Budapest and Bosnia.
The Local Economy is based on trade, transport, food, building materials, wood and timber, metal-processing, leather and textiles. Farming and livestock breeding are also important activities and the town hosts a Crop Improvement Center.
Vinkovci and its Rail Station are featured in Murder on the Orient Express
History with a rich cultural and historical heritage, the Roman era Colonia Aurelia Cibalae was the birthplace of emperors Valens and Valentinian I. The thermal baths are still preserved underground, along with other Roman buildings located near the town center. After a period under Ottoman rule, Vinkovci became part of the Hapsburg Empire in 1687. Due to its strategic location, it was heavily bombed during WWII; its synagogue was among the largest and the most prestigious in Croatia. During the 1991-95 war of independence, the city was close to the front lines between Croatia and Serbia.
Planning Your Trip assumes uniquely local dimensions in the places you visit, rooted in the local economy, history and traditions.
TEMA develops personalized itineraries based on your preferences; we leverage an in-depth knowledge of your destinations with superior client service throughout your trip.


 
The Autumn Festival Slavonians are known for their hospitality, folk customs and handicrafts. On this occasion, local women produce exceptionally beautiful and characteristic costumes that help preserve the area traditional culture and musical heritage.



Autumn in Vinkovci is one of the Most Important Folklore Festivals in Croatia

In September, over the course of a week, the festival features ceremonial carriages and decorated wagons. Young girls, women and men sing songs dedicated to their favorite animal, the horse. In the evenings, the local folklore associations treat you to games and amateur plays. During the last two days, they are joined by performers from the rest of Croatia as well as other countries.


Graffiti Jam International Breakdance Competitions and 3D Street Art

Local Entrepreneurs their products and services are on display during the morning hours, as part of the Festival’s three-day presentation of local businesses and their crafts.




 


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Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Lower Mississippi



American River Trails
The Lower Mississippi River flows downstream from Cairo, Illinois and the confluence with the Ohio River, for 1600 Kilometers – 1000 miles – to the Gulf of Mexico. It is the most heavily travelled component of this river system. Unlike on the upper rivers, there are no locks and dams on the Lower Mississippi. The river is, however, constrained by levees and dams that control flooding and secure the navigation channel for barge traffic.
Navigation the Corps of Engineers maintains channel depth of 9 feet from St. Louis to Baton Rouge.
On the lower Mississippi, from Baton Rouge to the Gulf, the navigation depth is 45 feet, allowing for container ships and cruise ships to dock at the port of New Orleans.
Planning Your Trip assumes uniquely local dimensions in the places you visit, rooted in the local economy, history and traditions. TEMA develops personalized itineraries based on your preferences; we leverage an in-depth knowledge of your destinations with superior client service throughout your trip.
Nashville has been the subject of many books, movies and songs. But, while music is the lifeblood of this city, you will also find here culture, history, haute cuisine, sports, natural beauty and Southern charm.

Blues Rock ’n’ Roll BBQ Pork Capital Cotton Row and Graceland  

Memphis is a city with a rich and eclectic history. Some of the city’s traditions and milestones include: Graceland, Home of Elvis Presley, the Memphis Zoo, the Indie Memphis Film Festival, Sun Studio, National Civil Rights Museum, Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Beale Street Music Festival.

The Mississippi Story Sights Sounds and Culinary Traditions a melting pot of cultures – from African to Italian to Asian. Capital-River from a mighty river and antebellum mansions to downtowns with restaurants featuring soul food, authentic ethnic dishes and modern culinary delights. Pines barbecue and bakeries, cheese and cheesecakes, the tastes of this region take their influences from their Native American heritage. Hills home to William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams and Southern fiction characters, platters of fried chicken, skillets of cornbread, and delicacies such as pecan pie. Coast golf, gambling, art, architecture and great food.
 a melting pot of regional, ethnic, national and international cuisine
New Orleans the oldest neighborhood in the city is the French Quarter. Established by the French in 1718, the location continues to be a valuable site for trade due to its strategic position along the Mississippi River. Jackson Square, originally known as the Place d'Armes, was renamed to honor Andrew Jackson, the hero of the Battle of New Orleans. The square is flanked by historic structures such as the St. Louis Cathedral, the Presbytere and Cabildo, which house the Louisiana State Museums, and the Pontalba Apartments - the oldest apartment buildings in the United States. Read More
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