Last Thursday, 25th June 2015, the Sinj Tourist Board and our Association started off with free tours of Sinj town. The two visitors from the Netherlands were the first in our adventure and our colleague Anđela Buljac was there to welcome them and introduce them to some of the most important sights in Sinj, the largest town Inland Dalmatia’s.
Today, 2nd July 2015, we welcomed 15 participants; fellow-guides from Sinj, Split and surroundings and expats from Ireland, the USA, the UK and Italy! Rendezvous was, again, the Alka course, by the info-point of the Sinj Tourist Board. The preparations of the Alka course had started just yesterday so our guests were able to witness the construction of the Alka stands (palke). No Alka knights or horses, though, just yet – offical rehearsals for the Alka start on 12th July 2015. The group continued towards the Alka halls and Sikirica Art Gallery guided by our colleague Nenad Pavić where they visited the exhibition by a local artist – Vladimir Ankin Vrljić, with works depicting Alka, Alka spearsmen, the great battle for Sinj in 1715 and the children’s Alka.
They continued to some other sights as well as the church of the Miraculous Madonna of Sinj and were surprised with a true Sinjski uštipak – fresh from the pan and skillfull hands of Mara Uštipak. This goody is a local delicacy made of flour, milk, water, salt and eggs with one not-so-secret ingredient. If you would like to find out this and many other “secrets” join us in the next free tour that starts on Thursday, 9th July 2015 at 18:00. We’ll be waiting at the Alka course by the info-point of the Sinj Tourist Board!