Wednesday, 18 October 2017
The Dubrovnik Times

The Dubrovnik Times


A fair of healthy cuisine opened today in front of the Old City of Dubrovnik on Pile. This Health Food Fair is part of the upcoming Good Food Festival Dubrovnik 2017, which will be held between the 19th and the 22nd of October and organised by the Dubrovnik Tourist Board.

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Guests to the city and citizens have the chance to purchase homemade produce in this health food festival. If you have never tried “prikle” a traditional dough ball similar to a doughnut now is your chance. Or why not try some excellent smoked ham (pršut), liqueurs and stock up on jams and marmalades for the winter period.

This fair is also a great opportunity to pick up an authentic Dubrovnik souvenir as a memento of your time in the city.

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Try some Prikle at the fair - Photos Tonci Plazibat 

The Croatian President is to meet with one of the most powerful people of the world this week.

According to the latest information, the Russian President Vladimir Putin will welcome Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic at ‘’Bočarov ručej’’ on the Black Sea on the 18th of October.

Putin often spends time in his strictly guarded luxurious residence where he rests, maintains his fit condition and receives foreign public officials.

‘’Apart from meeting with the President Putin, the Croatian President will also meet with the Russian Prime Minister, which is quite unusual. That only confirms the high level of interest of Russia in renewing relationship with Croatia’’, commented Bozo Kovacevic, the former Croatian Ambassador to Russia.

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Putin's $1 billion residence in Sochi 

On this occasion, the strongest economic delegation so far will accompany the Croatian President Grabar-Kitarovic in order to negotiate an entry to third markets. The Russian side has also showed an interest in cooperation in the field of food industry, manufacturing, metalworking industry, and tourism, according to the words of Zeljko Kramaric, the vice president of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK). It is still unclear whether the issue of Russian tourists requiring a travel visa to enter Croatia will be on the table. After the visa was introduced, in line with EU regulations, on Russia, Turkey and the Ukraine the number of tourists has consequently fallen drastically.

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will also discuss the LNG terminal on the island of Krk, even though it is not of Russian concern, and a problem of the refinery in Bosanski Brod, which has been causing environmental air pollution dangerous for human health in the area.

The Croatian President will also be travelling to Moscow to a large economic forum that will gather representatives of more than 100 Croatian and 245 Russian companies.

After Hungarians presented Grabar-Kitarovic with an honorary doctorate last month, the Russians will do the same during her visit to the country.

The Spanish low-cost airline Volotea introduced another line from Croatia on its summer flight schedule for 2018 that will connect Dubrovnik and Bari – reports Avioradar.

This is already the third announced Volotea line from Croatia, after Split-Palermo and Dubrovnik, Split – Bergamo.

The new line Dubrovnik - Bari will operate once a week, every Wednesday, and starts operating on June 27th, 2018. This is historically the first regular line connecting this short line across the Adriatic Sea between these two cities. The flight time is one hour and tickets are already for sale on the Volotea website with prices for a return ticket around 140 Euros. 

A cute couple from Belgium love to travel around the globe; however, they also enjoy nudity thus they promote naturism wherever they go…literally!

Nick and Lins, in their early thirties, have been travelling around the world naked and posting photos on their Instagram account @nakedwanderings. As a result, the couple has attracted thousands of fans and become an online sensation.
The Belgian couple discovered nudity several years ago when they visited a naked sauna. Since then, they are naked. They say that is ‘’liberating’’ to wear no clothes and that it creates a ‘’relaxed atmosphere’’.

‘’Our main objective is to take naturism out of the shadows and to make nudity less sexualised and more accepted – and to show people that it’s actually a fun thing to do and that a human body is nothing to be ashamed of’’, explained the couple.
Nick and Lins enjoy many warm weather activities such as swimming without clothes in the sea, sunbathing, cartwheeling on the beach as well as hanging out among other non-clothed people.

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So far, the couple have visited a whole array of world destinations including Malta, Greece, Albania, Montenegro and Croatia in Europe.

While in Croatia this summer, they wrote nothing but praise about the country on their Instagram profile. The couple emphasized Istria as a region with plenty of content for nudists. ‘’It is practically a nudist province with textile here and there’’, wrote Nick and Lins, adding that Croats are very open towards nudity and that excellent holiday spots are always close.

‘’When it comes to topless, Croatia is very open to breasts. One of the most open countries in the world’’, concluded the Belgians.

Members of the Dubrovnik Diving Club cleaned the seabed off the island of Lopud today in a special eco action. Divers from the Diving Club Dubrovnik, employees of Cistoca d.o.o. and volunteers all participated.

Every year, as part of its regular ecological activities, the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, together with the City of Dubrovnik and the Department of Communal Services and Local Self-Government, encourages and supports Diving Club Dubrovnik in their sea-cleaning operations.

Underwater cleaning operations are necessary and useful not only in the tourist season, but also after the summer, to make the Dubrovnik seabed and sea water as clean as it can be.

cleanign se lopud harbour

The German airline, Condor, has announced an increase in flights to Croatia for the summer season 2018. Condor will operate from Frankfurt to Rijeka and Zadar and from Dusseldorf and Hannover to Split.

Condor is Germany's third largest commercial airline based on fleet size and passengers flown. It is headquartered at Gateway Gardens near Frankfurt Airport with an important branch office at Berlin Schönefeld Airport. It is a subsidiary of the British Thomas Cook Group, but still partners with its former parent Lufthansa through the use of the Lufthansa Group's Miles & More program, its business lounges at Frankfurt Airport and as interline partners.

On the Rijeka and Zadar routes Condor will find itself in direct competition with the largest budget airline in the world,Ryanair.

The popular Croatian cellist Ana Rucner has been filming for a Chinese show “Day Up Day” for Hunan Television in Dubrovnik.

The Chinese TV talk show is a hit with over 300 million viewers. Rucner performed with the Lindo dance ensemble on the Dubrovnik City Walls and shared her experience on social media. After filming in Dubrovnik the crew moved onto Zagreb to continue the show.

ana rucner in town

Another warm and sunny Sunday is expected in Dubrovnik today with highs to hit an impressive 25 degrees. Blue skies will be the order of the day as the region enjoys another mild weekend of weather as the summer extends into the autumn.

With only 71 days left to Christmas the city has for the last week been revelling in balmy mid-twenty temperatures and swimmer and sunbathers are still rolling out their towels on the county’s beaches.

The Adriatic Sea is Dubrovnik is currently 22 degrees, or warmer than the air temperature in Paris, London and Berlin. The forecast for the coming week is for more sunshine and warm weather with temperatures expected to be between 21 and 25 degrees all week. There is a chance of rain on Friday although next weekend should also be warm and mild.




Humidity: 56%
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