A Review of The Hotel Excelsior-Dubrovnik

Hotel Excelsior-Dubrovik, renowned as one of the most lavish hotels of Dubrovnik, has been providing 5-star quality services since opening its doors in July of 1913. The hotel is considered one of the most luxurious hotels of the entire Mediterranean region and included in the Adriatic Luxury Hotels group. Hotel Excelsior is located conveniently within walking distance to Dubrovnik’s cultural and heritage heart of the Old City.

Accommodations and Amenities

Guests appreciate the hotel’s welcoming atmosphere. The staff provides personalized attention and immaculate service to guests while enjoying a stay in any of the hotel’s 158 lavish bedrooms and suites. Many guests return to soak in the experience of a sea view room with a balcony overlooking the Old City of Dubrovnik’s fortress, the beautiful island of Lokrum and the sparkling waters of the majestic Adriatic. The hotel also offers 15 Executive Suites with a sea view, two Family rooms, one Ambassador Suite and one Presidential Suite each with a balcony and captivating sea view.

Hotel Excelsior-Dubrovnik indulges guests with an array of personalized room amenities. The hotel offers free wireless Internet, flat screen satellite TVs, mini bars, and 24-hour room service, complete with turn down service and available laundry and dry cleaning services. Whether needing to stay connected to the outside world or taking advantage of a weekend retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Dubrovnik hotels such as Hotel Excelsior personally cater to guests.

Food and Dining

Hotels of Dubrovnik offer a wide selection of food and dining services. Hotel Excelsior offers authentic fine dining restaurants including Restaurant Salin and Fine Dining Restaurant Sensus. Restaurant Zagreb serves delicious gourmet traditional and international dishes on a terrace overlooking Dubrovnik and Adriatic Sea. For guests in the mood for authentic Dalmatian cuisine dishes or those with a sweet tooth looking for delicious pastries, the Restaurant Taverna Rustic offers a menu of specialty dishes that are superb.

For more relaxed dining experiences, guests staying in the Hotel Excelsior enjoy grabbing a refreshing cocktail at the Abakus Piano Bar. The Beach Restaurant Prora is an ideal spot to share a romantic dinner with someone special. For guests seeking a bit more variety, Satu Restaurant and Sushi Bar is sure to appease taste buds.

In addition to 5-star quality accommodations and access to fine dining, the hotel also treats guests to the Comfort Zone Space. The wellness center serves as the location of Hotel Excelsior’s spa and beauty facilities where guests spend an afternoon rejuvenating and relaxing. Additionally, the hotel caters to business needs and other events with six vast conference meeting rooms complete with modern technology equipment and wireless Internet services.

Whether enjoying a much-deserved vacation or traveling for business purposes, Dubrovnik hotels such as Hotel Excelsior offer an array of accommodations and amenities, while providing 5-star quality service.

Foods May Contribute to Rheumatoid Arthritis Through a Leaky Gut – The Gut-Joint Axis

Foods frequently blamed for food allergies and sensitivity reactions are also believed to cause or contribute to inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. These common foods are likely doing so through a process of gut inflammation resulting in leaky gut. This injury, especially occurring in genetically predisposed people, and in the setting of altered gut bacteria (dysbiosis), and immune stress likely predisposes to further inflammation and leaky gut. This vicious cycle is thought to allow toxic food protein-bacteria complexes to enter the body resulting in a variety of inflammatory and/or autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. A new study sheds some additional light on link of food intolerance to rheumatoid arthritis is reviewed in this context.

Researchers from Norway in 2006 published in the British journal Gut additional new evidence of the link between foods and rheumatoid arthritis. Professor Bradtzaeg and his colleagues at the Institute of Pathology in Oslo measured IgG, IgA, and IgM antibodies to foods. The measured these antibodies in blood and intestinal fluid in people with rheumatoid arthritis compared with healthy people.

The researchers performed blood and intestinal fluid antibody tests to the following food antigens: gliadin, oats, cow’s milk proteins (casein, lactalbumin, lactoglobulin), soy, pork, cod fish, and egg (ovalbumin). These foods are in the top 10 of common food allergens as well as food protein intolerances.

What they found was a “particularly striking (incidence) of cross reactive food antibodies in proximal gut secretions” as well as increased IgM antibodies to some of these foods in the blood. The findings in the blood were less striking than in the intestinal secretions. This is consistent with difficulties finding elevated blood antibodies to foods in people with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune/inflammatory conditions despite a lot of anecdotal and elimination diet experience supporting the role of foods in these conditions. Interestingly, Dr. Ken Fine’s stool antibodies tests may be on to something.

The results, in their opinion, indicate that measuring blood antibodies to foods in rheumatoid arthritis provides little information about the role of foods in rheumatoid arthritis. However, intestinal antibodies not only show a “striking” pattern of elevation consistent with adverse food immune reactions but also that there appears to be a potential cumulative effect of multiple foods. That is, not only may some foods trigger an abnormal immune response resulting in joint inflammation but the combination of multiple problem foods may be a key component to this link. Their results support the connection of mucosal (gut) immune activation from cross reaction of foods to rheumatoid arthritis in at least some people.

What might this mean? This data supports the concept and the experience of many people that elimination of certain problem food combinations may be beneficial in preventing or reducing joint inflammation. This is both exciting and intriguing.

Multiple commonly eaten foods frequently linked to food allergies and sensitivities may be contributing to inflammatory and/or autoimmune conditions. These common problem foods or their lectins are likely contributing to the process of gut inflammation. This is likely causing gut injury resulting in leaky gut. This injury and leaky gut, especially in genetically predisposed people, may, in the setting of altered gut bacteria (dysbiosis), predispose to further injury. This then allows the entry of toxic food protein (lectin)-bacteria complexes into the body, especially the blood stream. The result is inflammatory and/or autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.

This gut-joint axis is likely the same mechanism as the gut-brain axis and gut-skin axis that produce the myriad of symptoms and diseases we are now seeing. The associated food protein (lectin)-bacteria immune reactions in the gut are increasingly being blamed for the development of a myriad of diseases.

Much more needs to learned, but it is interesting that certain foods keep showing up as the usual suspects. These problem foods or lectins include the grains (especially wheat, barley, rye, oats, corn), dairy (casein), nightshades (potato, tomato, peppers) and peanuts, soy and other legumes. Diets eliminating or restricting these foods have been reported as being beneficial for many symptoms and diseases. However, definitive links are difficult to establish because of limitations of scientific research.

The foods implicated are usually limited in some manner in a variety of elimination diets such as the gluten-free/casein free diet, naked diet, paleolithic/hunter-gatherer or caveman diets, arthritis diet, low carbohydrate diet, anti-inflammatory diet, and six food elimination diet.

The Paleolithic or Hunter-Gatherer diet specifically recommends restricting grains, dairy and legumes. Various anti-inflammatory or arthritis diets usually recommend eliminating either wheat or gluten, dairy and the nightshades. The dietary approach to autism commonly advocated is a casein-free, gluten-free diet.

Despite lay public reports of great successes with such elimination diets, mainstream medicine continues to be slow to study the dietary treatment of disease. However, especially in the past two to three years more studies are appearing showing links supporting a significant role of food and bacteria in the gut and various autoimmune diseases.

Holiday Articles – How to Describe a Holiday Destination

What is the best time to plan a holiday in Goa? Well, Goa is one of those few holiday destinations that can be visited the year round. Depending on your budget, your requirements, and your reasons for holidaying, practically any time of the year can be a fun holiday in this beach paradise.

Let us take a look at what Goa has to offer month-wise:


January is the time of the Feast of the Three Kings. This is a feast that is celebrated every year on January 6, which is considered to be The Epiphany or Three Kings Day as per Christian culture. While it is held in the ancient church of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios (Our Lady of Cures), people eagerly participate in this feast, regardless of their religious orientation, many places across Goa also celebrate the feast. This 10-day long festival is full of gaiety, dancing, music and revelry. Devotees come to offer their obeisance and seek the blessings of Our Lady.

Weather wise, too, January is a good time to be in Goa. There is a slight nip in the air, and one can spend hours on the beaches, without fearing for a sun-tan. A holiday in January will be a bit heavy on your pocket though, especially the first half of January, as it is still the ‘peak’ holiday season.


Carnival time! One of Goa’s most popular and enduring attractions is the Goa Carnival. Experience the carnival just like it is in South America, yet with a distinctly Indian touch. Like all other Latin American carnivals, the goa carnival culminates in the crowning of the indubitable King Momo, who is selected from the participants.

It continues to be cool and breezy in February, and most hotels also drop their peak season pricing post the carnival, so you can get good deals.


Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring! March is the time where the whole of India celebrates the end of winter and welcomes spring, through varied festivals and rituals. In Goa, the 14-day long Shigmotsav Festival marks the end of winter. Holi and Rang Panchami typically falls right in the middle of this festival, and Goans celebrate it with abundant use of Gulaal and other colours. A breath-taking Float Parade is carried out every day of the festival at different locations.

While it starts getting hotter by March, if you are someone who likes secluded beaches and solitude, March is a good time. With most schools gearing up for exams, you will find few domestic tourists. While there will be a smattering of International tourists, these will also have begun to move away, as the weather becomes hotter by the day. You will get good deals on hotels, water sports and so on.

April – May

At the height of summer, Goa will be hot, sultry, and humid. You can still enjoy the breezy beaches though, provided you stay away from the direct glare of the sun, apply generous amounts of sun screen, and keep yourself hydrated with chilled drinks. This is the period that most of the natives flock to Goa, those urbans who call Goa their native place. The biggest attraction of visiting Goa in the summer is gorging on mouth-watering mangoes, jackfruits, and cashews, that abound in the summer. The Konkan Fruit Festival, that takes place in Goa around April-May is a unparalleled experience for the foodies.

June – September

It is in the monsoon months that you will get to enjoy the stunning beauty of Goa apart from its beaches. If you are a lover of the rains, the monsoon is the best time to visit Goa. It transforms itself into a lush green countryside and even the beaches take on a mysterious, tempestuous look. Of course, all the beach shacks, shanties and water sports are closed during the monsoons, so it will be a quiet, introspective holiday if you do choose to go in the rainy season.

The Sao-Joao fest is a major monsoon attraction, normally held during late June. It is a wild water carnival, where the natives engage in revelry and boisterous fun

October – November

October marks the start of the ‘peak’ season in Goa. The water sports are back, the shanties are up, and the prices escalate! The temperature starts dropping only by late October or early November, and the party goers and revelers start flocking. Normally some or the other major festival also takes place in Goa around November – either a jazz festival, or a film festival, or a book festival.


Aah, Goa in December, is every party lover’s ultimate dream. New Year’s Eve in Goa is much hyped, and its an experience worth having. The entire week from Christmas to New Year is one bonhomie after another. It is also the most expensive time to travel to Goa though, and the prices will be sky high! But the fun and the experience of New Year in Goa is something you will cherish for a lifetime.

Cultural Anthropology in the Context of Mathematical Modeling


Cultural anthropology is the commonly world used term today, generally refers to the study human in existing society. The origin of cultural anthropology had been used by Marcel Mauss contribution. Marcel mauss contribution depends on Durkhiem social organism. He divides anthropology into three enquiries.

In ethnography, anthropologists seek to understand the total study of a society, generally, simple description of society. Ethnolgy is the term used to understand the regional comparison between two or more societies.
Aforesaid said two ethnography and its comparison insight the light of anthropological knowledge. My present work is to examine above two points can be explained through mathematical analysis.


In simple algebraic modeling supports to understand it. Here I represent some mathematical (specially algebraic contribution) language to understand it.

Society = S1, S2, S3, S4…S

Ethnography = E

Ethnology = EL

Anthropology= A

Now the x and y number of societies are studied.
(X=s1 and Y= s2)

In the first case ethnographic study was done.Therfore the algebric resultant is ….

The ethnographic study of the s1 society =Ex
The ethnographic study of the s2 society=Ey

So, the Ethnology = EL =Ex ~ Ey or Ex – EY ( compare denotes with the symbole “-“)

Let the equation ……EL = EX – EY…………………….(1)
Again anthropology =A = EX + EY + EL…………….(2)

Now represented above two equation and its product ,

We get easily

A = Ex +Ey + (Ex – Ey)

…. . . or, A = Ex+ Ey + Ex – Ey

or, A = 2Ex

Now x is the numerical value of s1 society . Society or s is the collection of s1,s2, s3……S-n societies. We may represent at present it in below………..

A = 2 ES.
So it may said that at least two society or more is needed to investigate anthropological significance. On the basis, culture likely to be responded with analysis of Ethnology. The regional Ethnographic comparison states the magnitive field of culture.