Archive for: January 13th, 2013

Man Arrested In Zagreb Bomb Case

Police have arrested a man in connection with a spate of explosions in West Zagreb, Croatia. Zagreb police confirmed that a Croatian citizen, born in 1959 was arrested at a press conference on Sunday evening.

The man is suspected of planting and detonating an amateur bomb at a bus station in Stenjevac, West Zagreb late on Thursday night, in which he suffered injuries and is currently under medical observation for.

The arrested man is also accused of planting an explosive device on train tracks near the Podsused station in West Zagreb last Tuesday, which exploded when a freight train collided with the device.

GPS Takes Belgium Driver To Croatia – 1450km Away From Destination

Belgium and Croatian media have reported a bizarre story about a 67-year-old Belgium driver who ended up in the Croatian capital of Zagreb, 1450km away from her destination of Brussels, despite using a GPS system.

Sabine Moreaux set off on a 70km trip to Brussels last Saturday from the Belgium town of Solre-sur-Sambre to meet friends. After punching in the details on her GPS device, the trip which should have seen her arrive in the Belgium capital in just over an hour, turned into a nightmare when she saw a sign ‘Zagreb’.

It was reported that Moreaux, trusting her GPS, followed instructions and ended up 1450km away in Zagreb. Media reports do not explain how she crossed the border into Croatia.

“When I saw that I had passed Zagreb it dawned on me that I had to go back the way i came. I arrived at my destination on Monday,” said Moreaux.

Croatian Video Game Developers Raise $32,000 On Kickstarter

A team of Croatian video game producers have successfully raised over $30,000 from the New York based Kickstarter programme to develop a 3D open-world computer Role-playing game (RPG).

Dreamatrix launched a campaign on Kickstarter, a funding platform for creative projects which enables people to invest in a range of projects, and were looking for $25,000 for their project to develop further their RPG video game “Legends of Dawn”.

With just days to go before the end of the campaign the Croatian team have raised just over $32,000 from the popular Kickstarter service..

The money will be used to complete development of the game which is set to go on sale next month.

Preview Legends of Dawn here.

Masters Of Dirt Coming To Croatia For First Time

The biggest and most exciting Freestyle Motorcross spectacular Masters of Dirt, will for the first time be held Croatia.

The action packed show, dubbed “The world’s best show” by extreme sports legends, combines motorbikes, bicycles, quads, snowmobiles and fire-breathing girls, as they perform dangerous and breathtaking tricks for the crowd.

Masters of Dirt will for the first time ever be in the capital Zagreb, performing at Zagreb’s Arena on 30 March. Tickets can be obtained via eventim.hr.

Snow Returns To Croatia

After enjoying a spell of mild, settled weather, Croatia turned white after snow once again returned to the country early on Sunday morning.

Nearly all northern parts of Croatia were hit on Sunday, with between 5-10 centimeters of snow expected to fall by the end of the day in the capital Zagreb. Forecasters expect the snow to get heavier tomorrow and throughout the week.

Snow has affected traffic in Gorski Kotar, Lika and in central Croatia and Slavonija, reported the Croatian Auto Club.

Dubrovnik Stone Walls Bring In Over 50 Million Kuna In 2012

The famous stone Walls of Dubrovnik, which have surrounded the popular tourist city on Croatia’s Adriatic coast since prior to the 7th century, have set another visitor record in 2012.

During 2012 the Walls of Dubrovnik were one of the countries biggest attractions with 776,000 visitors, 11,000 more than in the record-setting year of 2009.

Daily newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija reports that from entry sales alone the famous walls generated more than 50 million kuna (6.6 million euros) in 2012.