Mark Thomas - The editor and big chief of The Dubrovnik Times. Born in the UK he has been living and working in Dubrovnik since 1998, yes he is one of the rare “old hands.” A unique insight into both British and Croatian life and culture, Mark is often known as just “Englez” or Englishman. He is a traveller, a current affairs freak and a huge AFC Wimbledon fan.
Dubrovnik has recently found itself on a TripAdvisor list of trending destinations for this year and was soon also circulating in the world’s media. Whilst this was clearly great promotion, and indeed much needed, ahead of what will be another year of rebuilding, some of the info released raised eyebrows, none more so than the fact the one of the largest news sites in the world stated that Dubrovnik was the capital of Croatia.
Many Croatians travelling abroad are greeted by locals who wrongly believe that Dubrovnik is indeed the capital, after all it is probably the most recognised Croatian city, but it isn’t the capital. Zagreb is in fact the capital.
This sentence on Yahoo Travel News “The Mediterranean is a great success, with the Balearic Islands (Majorca in first place, Ibiza in 6th), Greece (Rhodes in 3rd place, Santorini in 10th), and Croatia and its capital Dubrovnik (5th),” caught the eyes of our readers (thank you for your messages).
Yes, Dubrovnik is on the list of trending destinations on TripAdvisor, but no it isn’t the capital.
In the last 24 hours, 1,831 new cases of Covid-19 virus infection were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia today is a total of 57,073.
There are 1,926 people in hospitals across the country, of which 198 are on respirators.
Unfortunately, a further 44 people died in the past 24 hours.
The number of people in self-isolation is 42,037. A total of 808,367 people have recovered, of which 8,301 recovered in the last 24 hours. To date, a total of 4,114,212 people have been tested, of which 4,315 were tested in the last 24 hours.
From weddings to business lunches and everything in between Unique Dubrovnik is a locally based Dubrovnik band that will ensure that your event flows to the sound of live music. With this Dubrovnik duo in the background, or up front and bringing your guests to the dancefloor, your special occasion will take on a lively and unforgettable feel.
Unique Dubrovnik is a modern, upbeat guitar and piano duo that likes to create music in a unique way, hence the name of the band. And with a repertoire of almost 200 international songs you’re sure to find the music that suits your special event.
Unique Dubrovnik creating special events
The pair has an extensive repertoire, from classic evergreen to the latest hits of the day, which they perform with their own style and a touch of individuality. From ABBA to Adele, and from Michael Jackson to Calvin Harris and of course Ed Sheeran and Elton John, all archetypal tunes with the special Unique Dubrovnik spin.
With over seven years of experience performing together in hotels in Croatia and abroad, restaurants, events, and festivals Unique Dubrovnik is a great choice for entertaining a mixed audience. They have played for corporate events and conferences all over Croatia, and regularly in five-star hotels, such as the Radisson and the Rixos in Dubrovnik and the Westin in Zagreb etc., as well as in Crown Plaza Amman – Jordan. Both Lino Glavocic and Anja Grabovac, the two halves of this synchronised duo, are professional musicians who have both completed an extensive musical education.
Unique Dubrovnik playing live on the radio
Unique Dubrovnik will make your event and your evening unforgettable.
Cavtat has been named the best European destination for congresses and conferences by the website European Best Destinations.
Cavtat, with its picturesque coastline and quaint cobbled streets, is always a popular destination for tourists, however it also has all the contents for congress tourism. Located close to Dubrovnik Airport, with one of largest congress halls in the region and with a selection of first class restaurants, it’s no wonder that Cavtat finds itself at the top of the list.
“Do you want to make your event unforgettable? Forget about standardized convention cities and add color and warmth to your event by organizing it in a destination considered one of the best gastronomical and best sustainable destinations in Europe: Cavtat,” writes European best destinations on Cavtat.
Also on the list are Brussels, Ljubljana, Barcelona and Bordeaux.
In the last 24 hours, 11 new cases of Covid-19 infection have been recorded in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County.
These are eight people from Dubrovnik and one from Korčula, Metković and Orebić.
218 people recovered: 92 from Dubrovnik, 28 from Župa Dubrovačka, 18 from Konavle, 17 from Vela Luka, 14 from Metković, ten from Ploče and Korčula, seven from Blato, five from Dubrovačko primorje, four from Lastovo and Ston, three from Opuzen, two from Orebić and one from Kula Norinska, Zažablje, Smokvica and Janjina.
In the last 24 hours, 83 samples were processed, and since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 206,605 samples have been analysed.
In the Dubrovnik General Hospital, 63 people tested positive for coronavirus were hospitalized, eight patients required intensive care, seven were on respirators, and one patient was on oxygen.
There are 2506 people in self-isolation, and no violation of the self-isolation measure has been recorded in the last 24 hours.
In the last 24 hours, 7,095 new cases of Covid-19 virus infection were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia today is a total of 63,587. These new cases were recorded with PCR tests.
Among them, 1,860 people are in hospital, of which 201 are on respirators.
Unfortunately, a further 36 people died in the past 24 hours.
Since February 25, 2020, when the first case of infection was recorded in Croatia, a total of 877,060 people have been infected with the new coronavirus have been recorded, of which 13,407 have died, a total of 800,066 have recovered, of which 7,569 recovered in the last 24 hours.
Currently, 46,699 people are in self-isolation.
To date, a total of 4,109,897 people have been tested, of which 14,525 in the last 24 hours.
Get your woolly hats, gloves and scarves ready it is about to get extremely cold in Dubrovnik. The past few days have seen temperatures constantly falling and combined with the whistling north wind the real feel is below zero!
It is going to be a very cold start to the week with a cold wave to roll over the south of Croatia with highs expected to be around 5 degrees tomorrow and lows down to -2 degrees. And a yellow warning for wind has been released, meaning that the north wind will bring an arctic wind chill factor. Accuweather predicts that the real fell tomorrow will be around -1 through the day and – 5 at night.
The wind is predicted to reach top speeds of 43 km/h through the day and 37 km/h at night.
The average temperature for this time of the year is a high of 12 degrees and a low of 5 degrees and last year on the same date it was 13 degrees.
The good news is that the cold spell should only last for a couple of days and by Wednesday temperatures should start to rise as the wind changes direction, bringing with it wetter yet warmer weather.
In the last 24 hours, 240 new cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County.
These new cases are 121 people from Dubrovnik, 27 from Orebić, 20 from Župa dubrovačka, 18 from Korčula, 17 from Konavle, 14 from Blato, seven from Vela Luka, five from Ston, four from Lastovo, three from Dubrovačko Primorje, two from Smokvica and one from Metković and Opuzen.
380 people recovered: 173 from Dubrovnik, 53 from Župa Dubrovačka, 34 from Metković, 27 from Konavle, 23 from Korčula, ten from Ploče and Vela Luka, nine from Mljet, seven from Orebić, six from Lumbarda, five from Blato and Ston, four from Opuzen and Smokvica, three from Dubrovačko Primorje and from Lastovo and one from Kula Norinska, Pojezerje, Slivno and Trpanj.
In the last 24 hours, 516 samples were processed, and a total of 206,522 samples have been analysed since the beginning of the pandemic.
In the Dubrovnik General Hospital, 63 people tested positive for coronavirus were hospitalized, eight people required intensive care, seven were on respirators, and one patient was on oxygen.
There are 2,749 people in self-isolation, and no violation of the self-isolation measure has been reported in the last 24 hours.