Tuesday, 05 December 2023
Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas - The editor and big chief of The Dubrovnik Times. Born in the UK he has been living and working in Dubrovnik since 1998, yes he is one of the rare “old hands.” A unique insight into both British and Croatian life and culture, Mark is often known as just “Englez” or Englishman. He is a traveller, a current affairs freak and a huge AFC Wimbledon fan.

Email: mark.thomas@dubrovnik-times.com

You got to love Christmas sweaters! Some call them ugly, others tacky, but we find them quite charming. Between all the dresses, heels and suits today two Christmas sweaters caught our eye. One with deer, other with snowman – they look so cute on this couple and they surely brought Christmas spirit... Not that we miss any!

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Christmas Eve in Dubrovnik is truly something special! It's part of the tradition to put your best clothes on and take a walk across Stradun. Dubrovnik shines as everybody dress up for this special occassion and with traditional songs, day is even more special. Our ladies always look beautiful, but today they look amazing. Guys were pretty neat too, so don't miss Dubrovnik Gentlemen!

Christmas Eve in Dubrovnik is truly something special! It's part of the tradition to put your best clothes on and take a walk across Stradun, the most famous street in Dubrovnik. Old City shines as everybody dress up for this special occassion and with traditional songs, day is even more special. Most of the times people say that ladies look beautiful, so the guys are a bit neglected. That's why we bring you photo gallery of Dubrovnik Gentlemen, for the first time. But don't miss Dubrovnik Divas either! 

Marin Cilic, Croatian professional tennis player has been enjoying Christmas Eve celebration in the Dubrovnik historical center. He was spotted with his girlfriend, Kristina Milkovic, beautiful lady from Dubrovnik. No surprise they picked Dubrovnik for the celebration – City was full of people and great atmosphere. 

In case you didn't know, Cilic's biggest success to date is having won the 2014 US Open. Over the course of his career, Cilic has won 16 ATP singles titles. His career-high singles ranking is world No. 6, achieved in November this year.


The Croatian air carrier Croatia Airlines in cooperation with Zagreb Airport has been conducting first aircraft docking tests at the new passenger terminal of the Franjo Tudman International Airport which is to be opened in March 2017.

More than 50 professionals are participating in the testing in order to examine operations at the new terminal and to check compliance with regulated safety standards and standards of operational efficiency between Croatia Airlines and Zagreb International Airport. The testing will continue until the airport finally opens for passengers.

Valued at more than 300 million Euros the Zagreb Airport's new terminal building will stretch over 65,000 square metres and three levels, feature three baggage carousels, eight air bridges (six for international flights and two for domestic services), nine security checkpoints, 23 passport control booths and a car park with the capacity of more than 1000 vehicles.

Apart from the new passenger terminal the Franjo Tudman International Airport is most likely to get new direct flights to Beijing starting from next year. The Beijing Capital Airlines has already announced its plans to introduce direct flights between the capital cities of China and Croatia in June 2017.

A strong earthquake shook Dubrovnik about half an hour after midnight, just at the start of Christmas Eve. According to information the earthquake was 4.6magnitude on the Richter scale. 

The epicenter was 10 kilometers away from Herceg Novi, Montenegro and was strongly felt in Dubrovnik, Konavle and all the area. So far no material damage was reported.

Timeless music of the French artist Edith Piaf revived last night in the Marin Drzic Theatre. Ksenija Prohaska, recognized theater, television and film actress with a long career in Hollywood paid this demanding part. 

With musical accompaniment on the piano by multiple award-winning composer and pianist Ivan Bozicevic, Ksenija staged the story of legendary French singer.

The play brings a story about the life of Edith Piaf and Ksenija interpretes it as an actress in the first person with the biggest musical successes that have marked her life. These are songs like La Vie en Rose, Milord, etc ...

Ksenija interpretes songs and events in Croatian, content of the chansons in French, so the audience can feel even closer to great poetry of chansons, written by great artists such as Jacques Prevert.










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Thanks to the record breaking figures of Croatian airports this year, more new air carriers with new flights will be over Croatian skies in the near future.

Eurowings, a low cost subsidiary of Lufthansa, has announced the launching of three new flights for its summer schedule 2017 from Munich to Croatia.

The new flight from Munich to Dubrovnik will be operating twice a week, every Wednesday and Saturday starting from the 29th of April 2017.
Pula in Istria will also be connected to Munich three times a week, every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from the 2nd of May 2017, whilst the new line from Munich to Zadar will start from the 3rd of May 2017 and will be flying three times a week, i.e. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Air Berlin aircraft Airbus 320 will operate on all new flights from Munich to the three Croatian coastal cities.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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