Wednesday, 29 November 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.


Volotea, the budget-friendly airline, is set to kick off its seasonal summer flights connecting Strasbourg to Split next summer.

This new route will offer a weekly flight every Wednesday, starting from June 26 and continuing until early October. Passengers will travel on comfortable A320 aircraft during this period. Strasbourg will mark the seventh destination in Volotea's network from Split, alongside Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, and Toulouse.

Notably, Volotea will have a monopoly on this route, with no competing airlines offering a similar service. For further flight information and details, please visit their website.


Have you ever considered an unconventional travel layout? The Split-avion in Belgrade is an intriguing option worth exploring. This article delves into the world of unique travel experiences, sharing anecdotes, statistics, and the captivating journey with eSky.

What is the Split-avion in Belgrade?

The Split-avion is different from your typical mode of travel. Its unique layout has been gaining the attention of adventurous travelers. Unlike traditional avion, this layout offers a distinctive air travel experience.

Can You Find Interesting Offers from Split to Belgrade?

One of the exciting aspects of choosing a Split-avion for your journey is the possibility of discovering attractive offers. Travelers often find unique deals and discounts that make this unconventional journey more appealing. eSky, as your travel partner, provides opportunities to enhance your experience. Watch for special packages that can add extra value to your adventure.

Is the Split-avion a Cost-Effective Travel Choice?

The question of cost is always on travelers' minds. Choosing the Split-avion can be not only an adventurous choice but also a practical one. It's known for being a cost-effective option, offering a balance between value and experience. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy the skies without breaking the bank.

What to Do in Belgrade After Landing?

After you've experienced the Split-avion journey and touched down in Belgrade, your adventure is far from over. The capital of Serbia has a lot to offer, and plenty of activities and experiences await you. Explore the city's rich history, savor local cuisine, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Belgrade.

Why Choose a Split-avion in Belgrade?

The Split-avion layout in Belgrade offers an experience like no other. It's not just about arriving at your destination; the trip itself is of paramount importance. The unconventional layout of the Split-avion is known for its spaciousness and unique seating arrangements. Passengers often enjoy more comfort and a sense of exclusivity that's rare in today's crowded air travel.

The innovative design allows for panoramic views, allowing passengers to soak in the breathtaking landscapes below. It's a moment where you genuinely feel like you're flying, not just being transported. Split Beograd avion offers a unique experience that's genuinely unparalleled, bringing you closer to the beauty of the skies and the world beneath. offers a unique experience that's genuinely unparalleled, bringing you closer to the beauty of the skies and the world beneath.

Statistics and Insights:

Before embarking on any journey, it's natural to have questions about safety and reliability. The Split- avion doesn't compromise on these aspects. Statistically, it has proven to be a safe and reliable travel choice. Passengers can find reassurance in the numbers, knowing that their adventure comes with a solid commitment to safety.

In recent years, the popularity of the Split-avion layout has been on the rise. Travelers have discovered the charm of this unique option, leading to an increase in its use. The statistics tell a story of a travel layout capturing adventurers' imagination.

Exploring Belgrade After Landing:

Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is rich in history and culture. After your adventure on the Split-avion, you'll find yourself in a vibrant and exciting destination. There's a lot to explore, from historic sites like Kalemegdan Fortress to the bustling streets of Skadarlija, known for its bohemian atmosphere and delightful restaurants.

As you venture into Belgrade, you'll discover a city that seamlessly combines the old with the new. Explore the blend of architectural styles, savor the local delicacies, and immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a foodie, or a party-goer, Belgrade has something to offer every traveler.

The Split-avion in Belgrade is an unconventional travel option that promises exciting offers, unique experiences, and practicality. When you partner with eSky for your journey, you're not just booking a flight but embarking on an adventure. Remember, for more information on booking your Split Beograd avion, you can visit eSky. This is your opportunity to explore new horizons, create lasting memories, and discover the world in an unconventional yet fascinating way.


What are the happiest years of our lives? What is the period that can undoubtedly be considered the time when happiness is at its highest level?

These questions, simple and complex at the same time, have been troubling human beings for millennia, and until now, it seemed that no one had found a convincing answer.

However, new research, which involved several universities in Germany and Switzerland, attempted to shed light on a problem as old as it is current, showing that our happiness increases with us, as reported by Novi List.

To reach this conclusion, scientists included almost half a million people of different ages and social statuses and examined the changes in the perception of subjective well-being that occur throughout life.

Although subjective and therefore not measurable in a scientific way, the perception of well-being is "assessed" based on changes in three central components of subjective well-being:

- Life satisfaction

- Positive emotional states

- Negative emotional states

Reading the survey results, it turns out that the life stage in which we are least satisfied with our lives is adolescence, between the ages of 9 and 16, which could be a result of the changes in the body and social life that occur during this period.

Happiness increases over time because positive emotional states and, in general, the perceived sense of satisfaction increase with age.

The beginning of one's romantic and sexual life, starting a family, economic stability, career prospects, and, in general, a sense of fulfilment as a well-rounded individual are factors that play a crucial role in achieving and maintaining happiness.

In the last stage of life, on average, after the age of 70, happiness declines, and its values tend to decrease: physical performance decreases, health often deteriorates, and there are fewer social relationships, also because some peers pass away.

Although adulthood encompasses the most challenges (related to the economic sphere, family, elderly parents, social relationships), it is also the stage in which we are generally more satisfied and happier.


In the first half of the week, there were 10,220 tourists in the city of Dubrovnik, which represents a one percent increase over the same period from last year.

According to the eVisitor system records, the most numerous guests came from the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Finland, France, Canada, and the Netherlands.


The average monthly paid net salary per employee in legal entities in the City of Zagreb for July was 1,309 euros, which is a nominal decrease of 0.6% compared to June, but an increase of 12.8% compared to July last year, according to data from the City Office for Economy, Environmental Sustainability, and Strategic Planning.

Compared to the average monthly salary for July at the national level in Croatia, which was 1,141 euros, the average net salary in Zagreb for that month was 168 euros higher.

The highest average monthly net salary in legal entities for July this year was paid in the extraction of crude oil and natural gas sector, amounting to 2,108 euros.

The lowest salary was paid in the production of leather and related products, totalling 708 euros.

The President of the European Federation of Saint James Way, Ildefonso de la Campa Montenegro, sent a letter to Mayor Mato Franković, informing him about Dubrovnik's full membership in the Federation. This significant step was taken during the Federation's general assembly in Poland.

Dubrovnik's inclusion in the European network of Saint James Way paths adds a new 147-kilometer pilgrimage route, known as the "Camino Dubrovnik-Međugorje," connecting the Benedictine Monastery of Saint James in Dubrovnik and the Church of Saint James in Međugorje. The entire network of Saint James Way routes extends over 3,257 kilometres and concludes in the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela.

This remarkable project was presented at the Federation's general assembly held in the Polish city of Torun by the Deputy Mayor of Dubrovnik, Jelka Tepšić.

The Camino Dubrovnik-Međugorje project is a collaboration between the City of Dubrovnik and the Confraternity of Saint James, the official Croatian representative within the central and oldest Camino institution, the Brotherhood of Saint James in Spain. Dubrovnik's Camino consists of six stages, with a cooperation agreement for the project signed between the City of Dubrovnik and the municipalities of Dubrovačko primorje, Ravno, Neum, Čitluk, and the City of Čapljina. It is designed for pilgrims, travellers, and tourists, leading them through historical routes used by the local population and offering access to numerous valuable natural and heritage sites.

Previously, the Camino Dubrovnik-Međugorje project was introduced at a thematic conference at the European Parliament in Brussels, with project coordinator Goran Cvjetinović representing the City of Dubrovnik. Organized by Croatian MEP Željana Zovko, the conference presented Croatian Camino heritage, best practice examples, and the achievements of the Camino Croatia project. The Croatian Camino, with its six open stages, is a part of the European network of Saint James Way paths under the protection of UNESCO and the Council of Europe. These paths lead to Santiago de Compostela, and more than 1.5 million people annually embark on this pilgrimage from various European locations. The tradition of pilgrimage from today's Croatian territories dates back to the year 1203.

Dubrovnik's Camino is expected to be open to visitors in May 2024.


Croatia lost to Wales 2-1 last night in Cardiff. Zlatko Dalić's team suffered their second consecutive defeat, following their Thursday match where they lost to Turkey (0-1). Harry Wilson was the two-time scorer for the Welsh, netting goals in the 47th and 60th minutes. Croatia's only goal was scored by Mario Pašalić in the 75th minute. After the match, Croatian coach Dalić took responsibility for the loss.

"It was a deserved defeat. Wales was better, more aggressive, showed more desire, and solved their situations. We had problems moving forward, we lacked ideas on how to score. This is really bad. We've put ourselves in a difficult situation. We had a promising situation, and now we depend on others. We have two more matches,” commented the Croatian coach.

He added “I take responsibility; I could have done better. It's a really tough situation. I wanted Vida to bring aggression, and he did. It was a bad match; we need to take care of this. This is a problem when we don't create chances. Yes, we had no offensive creativity. We were directionless, really bad. I don't know what to say about all of this. We need to lift our heads and apologize for this.”

Croatia have to more group matches, against Latvia at home and Armenia away.

And Dalić commented that “We're in trouble; we're waiting for the next two matches, and we don't rely only on ourselves. We hope to recover, and some players will heal from injuries. At halftime, we wanted to turn things around. Juranović had a small issue. But we immediately made a mistake at the beginning of the second half. Wales was aggressive and had the support of the crowd. We have a lot of problems, but we need to see how to bounce back, how to beat Latvia, how to prepare. We must overcome this and focus on the next matches. They are a do-or-die situation for us.”

In September, Zagreb Airport celebrated a record-breaking month, with 370,845 passengers passing through its terminals. This achievement marks the busiest September in the airport's history, showcasing a notable 5.9% increase compared to the pre-pandemic numbers of 2019 and a significant 14% growth when compared to the same month in the previous year. It's noteworthy that this increase was achieved with only a modest 2.3% growth in available seat capacity compared to four years ago, reports EX-YU Aviation

During the initial three quarters of the year, Zagreb Airport managed an impressive 2,817,468 travelers, reflecting a robust 7.3% increase compared to 2019, and an outstanding 22.4% surge compared to the same period in 2022. The airport's continuous growth serves as a testament to the aviation industry's recovery and resilience, even in the face of challenging times.


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