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For the next ten days Norway will be the host of the best European handball representations. The eighth European Men's Handball Championship will take place in the cities of Bergen, Drammen, Lillehammer, Stavanger and Trondheim.
I hope that you planed to watch this show. Let your nerves be of steel because the best of the best are ready for the game. France team is amongst the most successful handball nations of the World, hat down to them. They won Spain at last Championship 2006. Apart from France and Spain, very strong teams come from Denmark and Croatia. So, dear rivals, beware of white-red Croatian team. We never sleep. :-)
January 25 - 27, 2008
14th Annual Ice Magic Festival will start next week at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Canada. Twelve teams of three carvers will try to transform 15 blocks of ice weighing 136 kg (300 lb) each, into two meters tall ice sculptures in three days. Theme of festival 2008 is Snow Queen, Ice Fairies and the Enchanted Forest. When you come back home maybe you will feel brave enough to try to do the same. First, practice on one big potato. Why I chose potato? I think that you will fight with ice for much too long and it will melt. Potato can persist more agony.
January 24 - 27, 2008
If Canada is too far and potato games are not your stile, feel welcome to visit Medex in Istanbul. This event is dedicated to all who like diving, no matter if they practice diving as a hobby or on a professional level. At Medex you will heard the newest ideas and see a products of many companies coming from different countries worldwide. The show will be introduced in Istanbul Expo Centre and it's the biggest show in Mediterranean among the specific international dive exhibitions. Diving is not a harmless sport. Equipment you'll see, or buy, maybe will save your head in the future.
January 24 - 27, 2008
United Arab Emirates
For more excitement you will travel to "Garden City" of Al Ain in United Arab Emirates. The organisers of the Al Ain International Aerobatics Championship announced that the show will see over 110 aircrafts from number of countries that will compete in the four-day family extravaganza. Pilots and teams come from Sweden, USA, Italy, United Kingdom, Turkey, Hungary and Austria. It will be a spectacular and unique show in the sky. Combination of a jet and propeller aircraft as well as helicopters will lift adrenaline of all spectators. Leading the 2008 flying brigade will be Russian Svetlana Kapanina, the "best female aerobatic pilot of all time". Peculiar combination: Russian woman aerobatics pilot in United Arab Emirates... That fly I'll be glad to see...
When you in Denver
JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek, Denver, a non-smoking hotel, has almost 200 rooms and suites in a style that blends modern design, lots of space and high-tech devices. It is recognized by Zagat as Best Hotel in Denver and by Conde Nast Travelers as one of the Top 100 Hotels in US. Hotel is located in the heart of Denver's prestigious Cherry Creek shopping and entertainment area. For me, it is little bit kitsch and the colors are matched following some strange principle. But, don't let my taste takes you away from this hotel. I will take a second look; maybe I'll find its spirit or something the people from Zagat and Conde Nast Travelers found. ■