Friday, 10 July 2020

Culture continues to walk around the city of Dubrovnik. The next location is the park at Gorica. Today, on Tuesday, June 23, cultural institutions House of Marin Drzic, the Natural History Museum Dubrovnik, the Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra and the Marin Drzic Theater will join forces once again! 

From 6 pm, the creative workshop "Art Virus" will "infect" the youngest citizens on Gorica. The workshop is led by museum pedagogues and painters Jasmina Runje, Dubravka Tullio and Ivona Simunović, and children have the opportunity to make sculptures, draw, paint, free their imagination, get acquainted with various art techniques and socialize outdoors.

At 7.30 pm, a concert by the Brass Quartet of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra and percussionist Karmen Pervitic is scheduled. The Brass Quartet consists of musicians Dzemal Cakić, Martin Hrcan, Toni Kursar and Damir Butigan, and is preparing an interesting musical review from the 16th to the 18th century that includes a selection from Renaissance madrigals and chansons (G. Gastoldi, O. di Lasso, M. Praetorius, HL Hassler), then the music of the Venetian school (GP Cima, A. Cima, G. Gabrieli), French Rococo (E.C. Jacquet de la Guerre) and Baroque (G. Reiche, J.S. Bach and G.F. Händel). The musicians will be joined by a member of the artistic ensemble of the Marin Drzic Theater, Srdana Simunovic, with a selection from the rich opus of Marin Drzic.

Citizens and their guests are invited to remain responsible at this event and follow the recommended measures while maintaining physical distance.

The partners in this project are the City of Dubrovnik, the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik, cultural institutions and city districts / local committees.

The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly threatened world tourism, reducing the number of international arrivals from the beginning of the year to the end of April by 44 percent over the same period last year, with revenue losses of $195 billion, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has reported.

Although April was expected to be one of the busiest times of the year due to the Easter holidays the almost universal introduction of travel restrictions led to a 97 percent drop in international tourist arrivals that month.

In March, the decline was 55 percent worldwide, while for the period from April onwards, especially for the summer part of the tourist year, the UNWTO notes that "some hope is seen", but that everything is still uncertain and ungrateful for forecasts.

"The sharp decline in the number of tourists threatens millions of jobs and the economy, and it is vital that restarting tourism becomes a priority and managed responsibly, protecting the most vulnerable and taking care of health and safety. Until tourism is restarted, we call for strong support and we welcome the steps taken by both the EU and individual countries, including France and Spain, to economically support tourism and build the foundations for recovery," said the UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili.

UNWTO data shows that by the end of April, tourism in Asia and the Pacific had been hit hardest by the pandemic, with 51 percent fewer foreign tourists than last year, while Europe was in second place with a 44 percent drop. They are followed by the Middle East with a drop of 40 percent, America with 36 percent, while in Africa there were 35 percent fewer international tourist arrivals than last year.

The UNWTO points out that they projected in early May that tourism in 2020 could face a potential drop in the total number of international tourists of 60 to 80 percent, depending on the lifting of travel restrictions.

But they add that since mid-May, they have found an increase in the number of destinations gradually opening with measures to restart tourism, including the introduction of improved safety and hygiene measures and policies aimed at promoting domestic tourism.


Petrol prices have risen since midnight for the second week in a row. According to the website, a 50-liter tank of petrol is 7 kuna more expensive than last week.

The price of diesel has also risen, so drivers will have to spend 5 kuna more for the average diesel tank.

Gas is also more expensive. Filling the average LPG tank from today is 3.5 kuna more expensive.

The results of the coronavirus test have shown that Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic did not catch the virus during his visit to Zadar, government spokesman Marko Milic said on Monday afternoon.

The PM was tested after news broke that several participants in Novak Djokovic's exhibition tournament in Zadar were diagnosed with this infectious disease.

Earlier on Monday, the spokesman said that "Prime Minister Plenkovic attended the tournament in Zadar and spent about 45 minutes there but he did not have any contact with Grigor Dimitrov or Borna Coric," that is two tennis players who tested positive for the virus.

"Even though he did not have any contact with the infected players, given the situation with the spread of the virus in Zadar, the prime minister will undergo a test for COVID-19 today," Milic said earlier in the day.


Top Used RV Buying Tips

Jun 22, 2020

By following these used RV buying tips you are sure to make a great investment in the future recreation fun for the whole family. The secret is to take your time get the information you need to make an informed decision on your RV purchase. Many will say get educated first and do your research on all the options then decide on the facts not just on what a salesman tells you.

Best RV Buying Tips Will Guide You

The best place to begin is to set a budget for your family. Start with all the basics. Fuel costs, RV Insurance, storage, RV park fees and maintenance costs. You will need to be very realistic with the costs. Recreational Vehicle price ranges very on the class RV you decide on. If you’re the large family Class A type in the uses class the price range can be almost anything you can think of. Used Class A RVs for sale can run from about $29,000 into the millions of dollars depending on the size and the options installed.
To start with size does matter. What are your families requirements when it comes to space needed to accommodate them? If they are cramped their activities will be very limited. Too much space is just throwing your money away. Sleeping quarters for family members and guests for as few as three or as many as you need, will determine the size required.

Begin your research online once you have a size and type in mind. RV websites offering free information are all over. Most of the RV dealerships have websites with lots of great information. Don’t be afraid to search in other states for what you want. You would be surprised at the special packages RV dealerships have to accommodate RV buyers. Many will offer to provide for your travel to their site so you can drive the new or used RV home.

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Top tips for the right RV - Photo Pixabay 

Used RV Buying Tips

Price guidelines are a subject you must be on top of at all times to insure you are getting a fair price. NADA can provide a good baseline price range and it is the publication most often used. Armed with the NADA numbers a little research online with some price comparisons to verify the price ranges of some of the models will keep you up to date.

The buyer inspection is very important for both new and used RVs to insure everything is serviceable and in good working order. If unsure hire an RV inspection service or a very good mechanic that has RV knowledge. New will include Factory Warranties used can get extended warranties. But get all the details up front like where the RV needs to go for service and just what it covers.

Before purchasing a used recreational vehicle, have it checked out fully by a professional mechanic who has a specialty in RVs. If you decide to finance through a bank or lender, the lender may require this inspection before granting you financing.

One of the Biggest Used RV Buying Tips

All families should consider renting the RV of their choice before buying. Used RV Buying tips will help with the big investment in the family’s future and it is best to try and RV on for size first to be sure it is going to meet the family needs. There are many high quality companies across the country that will rent you and RV. The top listed are Cruise America and Freedom Roads plus there are many others to choose from.

Many used RVs carry warranties that can be transferred to new owners. Make sure you have all the details first. Is it transferable and what does it cover and for how long. You may like the idea of an RV service plan or extended warranty program. Many times they can save some costly repairs that may be needed unexpectedly.

If you live in an area with more than one RV dealer carrying the model you want visit them both and let them compete for your business. You can bargain your way in to some great deals using this method. Buying an RV, Boat or Car always required some wheeling and dealing to get a good price so keep the salesman on his toes.

Remember these Used RV Buying Tips

The price is a lot more appealing because there is no depreciation. The first owner paid this for you. Used more often than not happen to be well cared for with all the new bugs worked out already. Bugs and the standard water leaks and electrical problems bad connections and shorts that come with any new RV. Are you considering buying a used RV? Used RV buying tips will save you from having to work them all out yourself.


The official state jet has been grounded. On June 13, there was a breakdown on a flight that was supposed to transport a patient from Dubrovnik to Zagreb for emergency medical reasons. But when the official government jet touched down at Dubrovnik Airport, oil was spotted leaking from the right engine, reports Nova TV. None of the crew members, nor the passengers were endangered on that occasion.

The plane is currently grounded in Dubrovnik, where the fault is being rectified. President Zoran Milanovic, who was scheduled to travel on an official visit to Moscow on the government plane has cancelled his trip. It is reported that the malfunction cannot be repaired in time for the planned trip, and there are no commercial flights to Russia due to the coronavirus epidemic.

"An unusually large loss of engine oil was noticed from the right engine of the aircraft, and according to the instructions of the engine manufacturer, a series of tests were performed to determine the most precise position of the engine failure. This failure is common in jet aircraft. Neither the crew members nor passengers were in danger. The arrival of a special team of mechanics to repair the defect on the aircraft is expected in Dubrovnik today. Work on the aircraft should be completed on June 24, 2020, if there is no need for further work,” commented a state spokesman.


The number of new cases in the Republic of Croatia in a 24-hour period is 19, which means that the total number of people who have contracted the virus since the pandemic began is now 2,336, announced the Civil Protection Directorate today.

The new cases are from Bjelovar-Bilogora County, one from Šibenik-Knin County, one from Dubrovnik-Neretva County, one from Međimurje County, one from Koprivnica-Križevci County, 9 people are from the City of Zagreb, 3 people are from Osijek County -Baranya County, and 2 from the Zadar County.

So far 72,746 people have been tested, of which 268 in the last 24 hours. There are currently 9 people in hospital, and there are no patients on a ventilator.


Referred to as a mini-motor home a Class C RV is a smaller version of the larger motor home. It has all the same conveniences as in the larger models. The Class C Recreational Vehicle is built on the standard Van chassis of the heavier duty class ¾ to 1 ton versions. The cab section is kept and the RV section is added on.

The Class C comes in 20 to 28 foot in length and range $38,000 to $68,000. The Class C has many of the same amenities as the larger motor home some with more luxuries than others. You just find them a little more scaled down from the Class A motor home.

Retirees find the Class C perfect in size and not quite as expensive to buy and operate as the Class A. They have a nice functional living space in just a smaller motor home.

he work very well for both extended stays and weekend getaways. They have extra bunk over the cab and the main bedroom is located in rear it adds a little more in sleeping arrangements then the Class A. This makes them a little more flexible for larger families.


The Class C RV will sleep 6 to 8 people and some of the newer models now have the slide-outs for the sleeping and dining areas.

Driving a Class C RV is more like driving a normal size vehicle kind of feels like driving a Van. The dually provides a little more solid driving experience with a chassis that is a little more heavy duty.

They still come loaded with plenty of value and luxury the floor plans are roomy and make RVing a pleasure. You will find plenty of storage comfortable furnishings and prices that are affordable.

Another nice option you can get with the Class C RV is you can get them diesel powered. Diesel costs more but you more than make up for the cost with much better mileage. Not to mention the diesel engine will last 3 to 4 times longer than a gas burner. The extra power that the diesel has makes pulling the extra weight make life a lot easier also.


The Swiss national airline, Swiss Air, and its leisure sister flight company Edelweiss have announced the launch of routes to Croatia from the beginning of July.

The Edelweiss line will fly from Zurich to Split twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays, since mid-June, while in July it will increase to four times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, reports Croatian Aviation

In July, Edelweiss will launch two more lines from Zurich, to Dubrovnik and Pula.

The connection from Zurich to Dubrovnik will be open once a week, every Friday, from the 3rd of July. And the flight from Zurich to Pula will also be operated once a week, every Saturday, from the 4th of July.

Swiss Air is currently planning only one seasonal line to Croatia this year. In the period from the 4th of July to the 29th of August, Swiss will operate once a week on the line Geneva - Dubrovnik (every Saturday). 


The Croatia capital was once again struck by an earthquake last night, although thankfully this time it was a very mild one.

The magnitude of the earthquake was 1.4 and the epicentre was 6 kilometres north of the centre of Zagreb.

The weak earthquake hit the capital shortly after midnight on Monday.


The Voice of Dubrovnik


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