Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Prince Harry Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will walk down the aisle in the much anticipated wedding of the year tomorrow. The ceremony starts at exactly midday in the St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle and an hour later the newlyweds will tour Windsor in a horse drawn carriage.

The new Royal couple will delay their honeymoon, quite possibly until the autumn of this year, as they both have a busy schedule of public engagements lined up directly after the wedding.

Details as to the exact location are of course still a secret, however Rwanda, Mexico and Turkey have been rumoured as possible destinations. But could Croatia also be in the bidding.

Prince Harry will remember his last visit to Croatia as an action-packed holiday, which included letting his hair down on the party island of Hvar. Aa a 26 year-old in 2011 the young Prince with a group of friends had a party in the open-air Veneranda club on Hvar and even managed to end up in the swimming pool fully dressed.

After tomorrow these wilder bachelor days will be behind him but for sure he will have fond memories of the Croatia.

There is no better way to mark International Museum Day then visiting the newest one in Dubrovnik – Love Stories Museum. 

Just a step outside the Old City Walls, this little romantic gem is hidden in one of the streets in the Bay of Pile. After facing the crowds and the heat on Stradun, we decided to see what’s inside the museum that opened its doors a couple of days ago.

 

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And we were truly refreshed. First, we were greeted with a smile by Bruna Papic, employee of Love Stories Museum and student at the Media Studies in Dubrovnik. Good start! She welcomed us inside the museum that was made – as explained to us – to bring some positivity in the world full of negativity.

Who doesn’t need some romance, right? In this lovely museum you get the chance to recharge your love batteries in eight small, but special rooms, all unique in its way. From traditional Dubrovnik love stories to those from movies and series filmed in Dubrovnik, such as Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood – you can discover them all.

 

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The most special rooms in the museum are for sure those with the objects and love stories connected to them, which came from all over the world! The founders of the museums contacted people from various countries and asked them to donate that one special thing that reminds them of their loved one. Are you wondering what people donated? Hey, we can’t reveal all the secrets of the museum to you, but we can say that the objects are really different and special.

And what if we told you that your story can be in the museum too? Just send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and your love story could be admired by visitors from all over the world.

 

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This new museum follows trends, so there’s also a selfie corner (yes, I took a selfie too, don’t judge me), as well as the love wall, where you can leave your note. Also, there is a special room for children, who can have fun while their parents explore the museum.

Love Stories Museum is truly something unique in Dubrovnik, especially if you lost hope in love and romance. We guarantee that you’ll leave the museum with a broad smile on your face.

 

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The tallest building in Croatia is currently under construction in Split. The Westgate Tower Split will be, when finished, 110 metres high with 27 floors and will officially be the tallest building in the country.

The whole project consists of two new tower block, the smaller block has already been completed and with is 12 floors is the head office for a bank. The taller brother will have both office space and residential space and even a hotel, with six underground floors and 27 floors it will have a total floor space of 35,000 square metres.

The hotel part of the new building will include 189 rooms and a spa, witness centre, conference centre and various restaurants and bars. In fact, it will be managed by the world famous brand Marriott.

The future Peljesac Bridge could well be the motivation for more co-operation between Croatia and China. The Vice-Chairman of the National People’s Congress, Cao Jianming, visited Croatia today and met with the Croatian President, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.

“Your visit to the People’s Republic of China has put a great wind in the sails of our relations,” commented Jianming in reference to the Croatian President’s official visit to the Chinese President XI Jinping.

Both officials said that the construction of the Peljesac bridge, for which the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) consortium signed the construction contract in April this year, was an important step in fostering the Croatian-Chinese relations, and for the European Union, the President’s Office said in a press release.

Vice Chairman Cao Jianming said that there was a notable rise in trade and mutual capital investments between the countries, as well as the number of Chinese tourists visiting Croatia.

Art Pavilion – Your Black Horizon, will be opened again on the island of Lopud from Friday, May 18th. The authors are Olafur Eliasson and David Adjaye. 

These world-renowned artists have presented this unique architectural and lighting installation at the Venice Biennale in 2005 and since 2007 the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Foundation permanently set it up on the island of Lopud and donated it to the locals and their guests.

Artist Olafur Eliasson and architect David Adjaye have created an installation designed as an environment in which art and architecture are viewed from the very beginning as one, as a "reciprocal equation", and specially set it up for specific light conditions on Lopud.

Light changes color through a cyclic spectrum of one day-from sunrise to sunset, impressing the horizon in the back of the retina of the visitor's eye and activating their memory of the natural horizon.

The Pavilion is located within the well-kept and maintained gardens of Siskovo, in the very center of Lopud, and as in previous years the visit and the tour will be completely free of charge every day from 10am to 7pm.

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On Monday 27 November 2017 The Prince of Wales announced the engagement of his son Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle and this weekend the big day will be broadcast all over the world. But where and when can you watch the wedding of the year if you are in Croatia.

On the 19th of May at the St. George Chapel in Windsor the eyes of the world will be glued to the Royal Wedding. At exactly midday (GMT) the wedding service will start and the Dean of Windsor, the Rt Revd. David Conner, will conduct the ceremony.
Directly after the ceremony at 1.00pm (GMT) the newlyweds will leave the chapel and parade around Windsor in a horse-drawn carriage, and the mass celebrations will begin.

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The whole ceremony and celebrations will be streamed around the world and a global audience of millions and millions will tune in.

If you are planning to tune in whilst in Croatia you have a few options.

If you have satellite TV, then the BBC will be dedicating a full-day to the wedding as well as a whole host of international channels. And in Croatia the terrestrial TV station Nova TV will also broadcast the wedding from 11.30am to 3.15pm, or a total of 225 minutes of the Royal Wedding. In fact, the channel will produce a special show around the event of the year. “As the wedding approaches, preparations are getting more intense. Every day we inform about news and follow each step of the future bride. We will have experts in the studio who will comment on the guests, dress combinations, the wedding dress we can all wait to see, the significance of the royal family through history and many other interesting things,” commented Valentine Baus, a journalist of the news program Nova TV. The wedding will also be streamed live online through various providers, so you could even watch it on your phone on the beach. 

And the Royal Wedding will not only fill the screens of bars and restaurants throughout the UK but also in Croatia. UK tourists looking to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be able to go into most eateries and watering holes in the country and see the action live. Just remember that the UK is one hour behind Croatia, so don’t be late or early.

The millionth passenger to travel through Zagreb Airport was greeted today, a full 13 days earlier than in 2017. Mrs. Višnja Mrazovac, who was travelling on a direct flight from Zagreb to Dubai with Emirates, became the millionth passenger through the capital’s airport.

"I did not really expect this, I'm really surprised. I just read yesterday that they were expecting the millionth passenger through the Frano Tuđman Airport, but I could not even imagine that I would be me. We often travel with Emirates, we can hardly wait to use these charters,” commented Mrazovac. She was presented with gifts by Huseyin Bahadir Bedir, a member of the Board of the Zagreb International Airport and Predrag Popovic, Emirates Sales Director for Croatia and Slovenia.

The millionth passenger revealed that she had travelled to Duabi with her husband because her son works there and as she received a return ticket with Emirates to Dubai she will have the opportunity to travel again soon.

Zagreb’s INmusic Festival has been recognised by the prestigious New Musical Express (NME) magazine as one of the twelve most popular festivals in the world. This British publication placed the Zagreb festival alongside the Isle of Wight Festival, the Coachella in California and Portugal’s NOS Alive as a leading event on the festival calendar.

“A quarter of UK festival prices and no scrimping on the bill. Plus, INMusic is set across three islands in the middle of Lake Jarun in Zagreb – one island for the festival, two for camping – so it’s like an island holiday, a city break and a mother-fluffing rock’n’roll monsterfest all in one,” writes NME about the INmusic festival.

At this year’s festival, which will be held from the 25th to the 27th of June, the leading artists are Queens Of The Stone Age, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, David Byrne and Alice In Chains.

Established in 2006, INmusic traditionally takes place over the third weekend in June and largely presents internationally renowned performers of indie rock and electronic music.

New CEO of Dubrovnik Port Zeljko Raguz shared an interesting story that happened today on his Facebook profile.

-What a story! As today is a "cruiser day", the number of tourists passing through the port has increased – Raguz writes, adding that among the numerous tourists one taxi driver appeared with a wallet that has been left in his vehicle.

The wallet has been taken by the port operator, who contacted the police. The interesting fact is that, with many personal documents, there was 2100 euros in the wallet! With the fast reaction, tourist was found on the cruiser and was quite delighted with the reaction of taxi driver.

-As it became popular to degrade taxi drivers, I would like to thank the young taxi driver Petar Turudic who returned the wallet as well as the port operator for quick intervention. We should be proud of this kind of Dubrovnik and I'm the happiest CEO of the world – Raguz wrote.

This is really praise worthy!

Fourteen different embassies in Croatia have called for more support with the fight against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. Today, the 17th of May, is International Day against these three phobias and the Canadian Embassy invited other embassies in Zagreb to mark the day, and including Chile who are the co-chairs of the Equal Rights Coalition, twelve other embassies arrived.

The main purpose of the May 17 mobilisations is to raise awareness of violence, discrimination, and repression of LGBT communities worldwide, which in turn provides an opportunity to take action and engage in dialogue with the media, policymakers, public opinion, and wider civil society. One of the stated goals of May 17 is to create an event that can be visible at a global level without needing to conform to a specific type of action. This decentralized approach is needed due to the diversity of social, religious, cultural, and political contexts in which rights violations occur.

This year’s global theme is Alliance for Solidarity, and will focus on the need for solidarity among various minorities, as one group cannot ensure their rights if another group’s rights are neglected or violated.

The embassies of Canada and Chile, co-chairs of the Equal Rights Coalition, called on the diplomatic community in Croatia to celebrate the Day, and 12 embassies in Croatia accepted the invitation, joining forces with Rainbow Families, a Croatian NGO which provides support for LGBTQ couples and individuals.

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