Now, here is a true blast from the past, Dugi Rat TV with reporter – Nikola Lozić, filming on the beach in Dugi Rat in the early 90’s.
On June 11, 2017 Total Croatia Sailing took to the water with Ultra-Sailing School in Split, to find out the answer to the question - "Can you learn to sail in one day?"
Tonci Regjo has spent his life at sea, from attending Maritime High school and the Faculty of Maritime Studies, to working his way through every position possible to find himself in a highly sought-after job – pilot for the Split Harbour.
The Split Gastronomy scene is on the rise and the world is starting to pay attention. The latest restaurant to stand out from the crowd is Split’s Mazzgoon Restaurant who was recently featured by the Financial Times, after a visit by New York-based chef, Daniel Boulud.
The Omiš Guitar Festival begins a day early due to an unprecedented number of applications, and so, is gearing up to be another record-breaking year!
On Saturday the 7th April, well-known artists gathered at Hotel Split for a humanitarian action, Total Split was there to witness the magic in motion.
There is no doubt that the Total Project is moving forward well, and our recent quote in The Guardian was the latest example of the growing international reach of our websites. It has been a lot of work, but a lot of fun.
I have been particularly pleased with the rise in popularity of Total Split, especially with our friend Mr. Google (we now get more than 70% of our traffic from Google Search), who kindly put quality at the top of his agenda, and we are now number one on Google for that all-important search term 'Dubrovnik to Split'. It is only March, but already we are getting 300 hits a day on that one article alone, and it will be interesting to see how things are in the summer... Tourists tend to figure out how to get here first, then what to do after, so the site's great ranking in getting here is already having benefits for our advertisers.
But I need a little help. Munich, Hvar and Split is quite a challenge to manage, not to mention inland Dalmatia and a few other gigs I have, so I just wanted to see if there was anyone interested in helping out in some shape or form. My ideal person would be able to do the following:
A dream list which will never happen in its entirety. There is some money to play with (more if we get more advertisers, and I am not against giving a percentage of the business to the right candidate, but it has to be the right one), but if you are interested and have some of the above, I would like to hear from you. I am not 100% sure exactly what we are looking for, but some combination of the above I think.
And even if you are not interested but would like to contribute a guest blog or two to give people an insight of Split through your eyes, that would be really interesting. The more diverse opinions and contributions on the site, the better. Here is an example of a guest blog from a Scottish resident of Hvar, for example.
I am really excited about the future of the Total Project. I have just taken on someone part time for Total Hvar which is working out very well, and it would be nice to do the same in Split.
Thanks for all your interest and support so far, and cheers from a rather nice beer hall in Munich!
A first visit to the studios of Radio Split this morning, after I was invited to some and do an interview by my Radio Split colleague who was also on the recent Gastonaut press trip to Hvar this weekend.
The interview was about the promotion of tourism in Dalmatia, and is part of a wider report of the Gastronaut trip on Turizam Danas, which will be broadcast on Thursday April 3, from 09:10 to 09:50.
For those of you who want to hear Croatian spoken as you have never heard it before, you are welcome to tune in. For Croatian language purists, turn off all radios at these times.
On a more serious note, it is nice to see a little more attention from the regional and national (more very soon) press on the Total project. After an intense 16 months, things are finally moving in the right direction. Many thanks for all your support and interest so far.