Sunday, 25 August 2019

Somebody has translated a text, typed it, printed it and finally hung it on a public wall and yet nobody in this process noticed that one of the words of the sign was spelt wrong.

This new sign was recently hung in the Old City to inform pedestrians (yes, pedestrians and not pederstrain) to keep to keep moving and not to stop and cause unwanted crowds. However, clearly the spellcheck wasn’t working that day and now a new sign will be required.

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Dubrovnik is beautiful, but there are days when you dream about a getaway. And it's easy to do it – just hop on boat and go to the lovely and peaceful island of Kolocep, or as locals call it – Kalamota. 

This little gem is just a boat ride away and it will take you only around half an hour to reach it. It's so close to Dubrovnik that you can see the Franjo Tudman bridge, just as the beaches located on Babin Kuk. But that distance is more than in enough – peace, calm and total relaxation: that is what Kalamota brings.

Thanks to the joys of the Internet, you can now teleport to any place in the world with just one click. And today – we will take you to Kalamota. Take a deep breath and enjoy it.

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In the past week in the area of Police Administration of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County there were 20 traffic accidents, in which three persons got heavily injured, 15 persons got light injuries, while there were seven traffic accidents with material damage.

By carrying out traffic control measures, police officers have taken 1211 repressive measures against the perpetrators of traffic offenses, out of which 733 measures taken due to speeding, 80 measures due to improper overtaking, 85 measures for improper stop and parking, 57 measures because of non-use of the seat belt, 31 measures against drivers who were driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol and 21 measures because of using mobile phone while driving.

The Beatles Revival Band is one of the biggest European tribute bands, founded in 1994 in the Croatian city of Rijeka and this weekend they are coming to Dubrovnik.

Behind them are hundreds of concerts in Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. This tribute band performed at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool, from which the Beatles themselves started to conquer the world.

The Beatles Revival band will perform live on the Fountain Square in Babin Kuk on the 24th of August and entrance is free of charge. This weekend’s concert kicks off at 9pm.

Name the star!

This summer the creation of the tradition of astronomy in Dubrovnik continues on the fort of Saint Ivan tonight, Monday, August 19th from 9.30 pm until 11 pm at the Dubrovnik Astronomy Evening.

As part of this year's Science Underground Academy program, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the International Astronomical Union, the UR Institute and the Technical Culture Community of Dubrovnik-Neretva county and Dubrovnik City are organizing an Astronomy Evening - the open door of improvised observatory for all citizens and their guests.

This time, participants of the Astronomy Evening will not only have the opportunity to enjoy the stars, get acquainted with the basics of astronomy and astrophotography, but also have a wonderful and unique opportunity to participate in naming (suggesting a name) an exoplanetary system - a star currently named HD 75898, and the associated planet (HD 75898 b).

Everyone is more than welcome, admission is free and enjoyment free of charge! The first 100 children will receive matching glowing bracelets.

For anyone who has walked down the Stradun, strolled along the promenade in Cavtat or in fact been anywhere in Croatia the headline that Croatians are one of the biggest coffee drinkers in the world probably won’t surprise you.

Croatians consume up to six kilos of coffee per person per year, which puts them on the 20th place in the ranking of the biggest coffee consumers in the world.

According to a survey conducted by the GfK agency in 2012, 80 percent of Croatians aged over 15 drink coffee every day.

For more than ten years, the “Croatian Heritage Foundation Dubrovnik” has been organizing meetings in the summer in Dubrovnik, and this summer was no different.

Through this project, Dubrovnik citizens with a New York address began to help their hometown, by providing financial contributions to the people most in need of help in Dubrovnik, the sick and socially disadvantaged, and by participating in the restoration of sacral buildings.

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This meeting of Dubrovnik ex-pats brings together not only the diaspora from America but from all over the world, and all with a love for the hometown city.

In addition to the humanitarian importance of the event, it is also an opportunity for socializing, getting to know each other, sharing experiences and arranging cooperation.

After introductory remarks by the President of the Foundation, Maja Mozara, the meeting was welcomed by a representative of the Dubrovnik Club in New York Noris Penezic Boccanfuso, who handed over the donation to two Dubrovnik citizens in need of help, donated the donations to the people of Dubrovnik in need of Ivana Schwartz and Orsat Ivankovic and to the Church of St. Blaise in Ston. Mr. Frano Sesjak from Germany donated money for the rehabilitation of young Konavle citizen Nina Đivanović.

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Cavtat is certainly catching some media attention this year, along with all the mega yachts that have been constantly dropping anchor in the waters around the picturesque seaside town.

The latest international press attention for Cavtat comes in the form of an article on one of the most popular and most read news websites in the UK, the Daily Mail.

In an article entitled “Be a late sunseeker: The weather has turned in Britain, but it's still hot in the Med and beyond - with plenty of last-minute deals,” along with Grenada and Montenegro, Cavtat get a write-up.

“Cavtat is a quiet seaside town on the Adriatic in the south of Croatia, a short bus ride from the beautiful medieval walled city of Dubrovnik (13 miles away). This is a place to relax in the sunshine and enjoy the local tavernas as well as its two sandy beaches,” write The Daily Mail.

Fancy a free Croatian cruise taking in the sights of Split and Dubrovnik? Well a UK based cruise company if offering a free cruise holiday to one lucky person and they’ll even pay you £500 to do it!

Cruise Croatia is offering one lucky person the chance of a lifetime, to cruise down the Croatian Adriatic coast from Split to Dubrovnik, and along the way you’ll get to sip some of the best wines that Croatia has to offer and taste some local delicacies.

Launching in 2020, their yacht will travel on a seven-day cruise from Split to Dubrovnik, and guests will get the chance to explore the thousands of islands of this picture postcard perfect region.

To apply all your need to do is apply on the website of Cruise Croatia and give them an honest reason why you should be the one enjoying a Croatian cruise next summer. Participants must apply before the 4th of September this year, so get your skates on.

 

It has been a warm, no, an extremely hot week in Dubrovnik with temperatures in the mid-thirties and the news that has proved popular is celebrities holidaying in the Dubrovnik sunshine.

Here are the top five most read stories of the week, a look back at what was hot in the August sunshine.

 

The Voice of Dubrovnik

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