Monday, 25 June 2018

What seemed like a long, cold winter has absolutely been broken over the past week as temperatures in Dubrovnik are touching thirty degrees. The historic Old City is awash with tourists and the sights and sounds of summer.

Cruise ships are arriving, although the flow of passengers seems more controlled in comparison to previous years, and the Stradun is a constant stream on events. Temperatures today reached 29 degrees and had tourists crowding around the public fountains, some got a little more carried away than others.

Check out our photo gallery by Zeljko Tutnjevic

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Los Angeles residents can afford the most with their average salary, while the Croatian capital Zagreb is ranked 69th among 77 cities in the annual analysis of the UBS Swiss bank – reports.

UBS analysts make their annual list based on the price of 128 products and services and compare them with the average salaries of 15 professions in 77 world cities.

The reference point is New York with index 100.

Los Angeles residents (index 123.9) can afford almost one quarter more than New Yorkers. Second is Switzerland's financial center Zürich (index 122.5) and it’s followed by Miami, Geneva and Luxembourg.

Zagreb is on the 69th place with index 26.9, which means that the inhabitants of the Croatian capital can afford a quarter of what New Yorkers can do.

The last three places on the list occupy Jakarta (19.2), Cairo (16.9) and Lagos (7.9).

When it comes to prices alone, the situation is a bit different. Zürich is the most expensive, while Zagreb is ranked 35th according to that criteria.

The prices are the highest in Zürich (index 116.8) followed by Geneva, Oslo and Copenhagen. New York is the fifth in the world when it comes to prices.

The cheapest is Cairo (index 34.6), and in Zagreb the index is 74.5 and is one place ahead of rich Dubai.

Our resident "Style Guru" has been scanning the streets of Dubrovnik this week for the latest and greatest in fashion. Summer is just around the corner and the streets of the Old City of Dubrovnik are certainly warming up.

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Fuel prices in Croatia are constantly increasing and everybody are wondering will they ever stop.

From midnight, the prices are higher – again. For the first time since October 2014, the price of Eurodiesel exceeded 10 kuna per liter – writes.

Eurosuper and Eurodisel prices went up around 11 lipa. Thus, the average tank is more expensive - around 5,50 kuna.

At INA stations, Eurosuper 95 costs 10.58 kuna per liter today, while at other stations prices range from 10.45 to 10.70 kuna. Eurodiesel at INA is 10.03 kunas, while the only company that did not cross the 10 kuna limit is Crodux, which stood at 9.99 kunas per liter – reports.

The Croatian tourism industry can expect some massive investment over the next five years according to a new report from the consultancy company Ernst & Young. An expected 1.2 billion Euros will be invested along the Adriatic coastline on the hotel industry.

An impressive 88 hotel developments are expected to be completed by 2022, mainly along the coastline.

And the report highlighted an interesting shift in where the money is coming from. Most of the developments in tourism in Croatia until now have come from European countries, but now 42 percent of these new hotels are being built with Asian money, putting them on the same level as Croatian investors.

Marija Norsic of Ernst & Young’s department for consulting in the tourist and hotel industries said that 60 percent of all investments refer to completely new projects and hotels, with the remaining 40 percent going to renovations of existing hotels.

According to the Program for the determination of sea quality at the beaches of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County for 2018, the Public Health Institute of Dubrovnik-Neretva County carried out the first regular sea research on 118 beaches in the period from May 14th to May 24th.

Out of a total of 118 beaches, the sea at 117 beaches was rated as a sea of excellent quality, while only on the beach Uvala Luka at Trpanj sea was rated as sea of good quality.

More detailed information is available to the public on the website of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy and the Public Health Institute of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Therfore, at or you can see quality grades displayed in coloured circular symbols, in blue (excellent), green (good), yellow (satisfying ) and red (unsatisfactory), as well as numerous accompanying information (for example - air and sea temperatures, salinity, wind direction). The results of the quality assurance must be entered into the database immediately after the completion of the analysis.

In the past week in the area of Police Administration of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County there were 15 traffic accidents, of which there were ten with injured persons, where two of them were heavily injured, eight persons had light injuries while five traffic accidents had material damage.

By carrying out traffic control measures, police officers have taken 383 repressive measures against the perpetrators of traffic offenses, out of which 161 measures taken due to speeding, 42 due to improper overtaking, 15 measures due to improper stop and parking, 21 measures because of non-use of the seat belt and 22 measures against drivers who were driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Instagram is full of different and interesting profiles and we love to browse through them to see who are the people visiting Dubrovnik!

Every day numerous photos from our beautiful city are published (just now over 1.5 million of photos have the hashtag Dubrovnik) and they are all lovely in their way. But some seem to catch our eye more than the others, just like the instagram profile lifeofhotdog.

Well, yes, we know that it sounds weird, but we were quite amazed with the plush toy in the shape of the hot dog that has been photographed at many locations in the world. Its owner really puts some effort in it – he or she transforms the toy for every country they visit. In Dubrovnik, it was joined by the small hot dog as they have amazing race and different quests to conquer.

Funny, interesting, weird – we are not sure – but it's quite entertaining.

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Croatia is the 30th in the world by availability and quality of health care, according to the Lancet magazine – HRT reports.

The research included an analysis of the entire spectrum of various diseases with a potentially deadly outcome that can be prevented by effective prevention and treatment of the health system.

Countries and regions are ranked according to the results of the Health Access and Quality Index (HAQ) from 2016, with 100 being the highest and 0 being the lowest index.

The most successful country on this criterion is Iceland with index 97, followed by Norway, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Australia – HRT published.

Croatia is ranked 30th with index 87, one place behind the United States.

Of the neighboring countries, Italy is ninth, Slovenia is on the 21st position, Hungary is 40th and Montenegro is 42nd. Serbia is 50th, and Bosnia and Herzegovina is placed on the 62nd position.

At the bottom of the list with index 19 there are the Central African Republic and Somalia.

The iconic ferry that connects Dubrovnik to the neighbouring Elaphite Islands arrived back for duty today.

The much loved ship will start operating tomorrow after being out of action for 45 days due to a complete overhaul.

Postira is the oldest ship in the ferry company “Jadrolinija” fleet but is held in high regard by its passengers.

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