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As of now it is not yet officially confirmed. Thus far mayor of Amsterdam has not allowed quarter-finals nor semi-finals, as matches with Dutch participation start at 22:00 (10pm) and can end as late as 01:00 (1am), which is too late according to Amsterdam's bureaucrats. So one thing for sure, you will not be able to watch the semi-final on the big screen ...


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In Wikipedia there is a page about the relations between Croatia and Serbia For the first time in history, Serbia as an independent country will be represented by its national team against the Croatian team on March 22, 2013 in qualification group A of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. For the safety of the lives of those attending the next two matches in 2013, ...


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The European Biathlon Championships can draw sizeable crowds: In 2004 in Belarus, they attracted some 80,000 visitors, and given that the World Championship in Germany in February 2012 attracted more than 200'000 visitors over 6 days, you can expect that the Bansko region's ~100,000 beds will be rather well occupied. The competitors in the Biathlon event ...


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First of all, it's definitely Sochi (but sounds more like TCH), this is official transliteration of the Ч. Secondary, as others mentioned, you must do a stop during your flight at Moscow - unfortunately, in Russia many flights are made with such stop. I suggest you to stop for a day in Moscow, just for another sightseeing there. Also: Flight duration ...


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There is a website which shows you in sample pictures how your view looks like depending on the seat you chose during this event. Some general points: The tournament lasts the whole day, from early morning. It's great to see how the younger fighters and their fighting style differs from the older, professionals. The matches themselves are over in mere ...


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This official "Eiffel Tower Fan Zone" in Paris might be exactly what you are looking for. It is on Champ de Mars right in front of Eiffel tower, free of cost and beyond public viewing of matches it will feature concerts and other forms of entertainment (and probably lots of sponsoring). For other cities you should be able to find similar events by hitting ...


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Yes. It is called a "trip/travel cancellation insurance". Just like every other insurance, you get it before something happens, pay for your trip, get the insurance and then reclaim the money in case something prevents you from traveling. Of course, you will have to make sure that the policy covers the eventual reasons for the cancellation that you want to ...


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So, you're basically out of luck, as the pros do not compete outside the tournaments. You'd need to catch an exhibition or temple game, but I'm not aware of any handy schedule for these. Edit: Found a list on Japanese Wikipedia, but the regular ones listed there are only in February, June and October. What you can do, though, is head to Ryogoku in Tokyo ...


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When you are traveling inter-state the buses usually have better amenities than most cheaper airlines, water/tv/ac/etc. And yes, they are safe to go anywhere. I have traveled from Pernambuco in the Northeast to Bahia and Rio Grande do Norte multiple times, including travels inside of the Pernambuco state. They could look something like this: http://urbana-...


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A good time to arrive at an NBA games partly depends upon your definition of "good": 1. Avoiding lines/crowds If you want to avoid lines and crowds, arrive at least 45-60 minutes before the game's start time (or earlier with Club tickets) will help avoid the crowds. Here's what Madison Square Garden's website says about open gate times: Doors for ...


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Go to Sochi (or Sotchi?). It is much easier to reach from Frankfurt than Khanty-Mansiysk. The international airport is located some 30 kilometers south of Sochi. Sochi is a touristic place and you don't have to worry about the infrastructure. For the dates you specify a flight from Frankfurt to Sochi, via Moscow Sheremetyevo, takes 7 to 9 hours, including ...


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The games are usually starting around 11 AM and ending up when they are concluded or worse case when the sun sets! I have finally found the official schedule here : https://tickets.rolandgarros.com/en/schedule


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There is always a difference between what you see in the media and the reality. I live in Paris. The current flood is not common but more because it is happening in June than for its intensity. There are floods in Paris almost every 2-3 years. Usually the avenue along the Seine river gets closed for few days. This is happening usually during winter. Never ...


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You can go by bus from Grenoble to the Alpe d'Huez. On the 18th of July 2013 you can leave Grenoble at 6:55, 10:27 or 13:00. You will arrive at the Alpe d'Huez at 9:13, 12:43 or 14:43. On that day there is no bus leaving between 13:00 and 18:55, for obvious reasons ... Schedules can be consulted here. The site is in French only. Let me know if you need help ...


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Details are yet to be confirmed but the main location would be the Museumplein, south of the centre. See 1 and 2 If public viewing is allowed here or elsewhere, the municipality requires that access must be free of charge and sufficient water should be available for free.


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Kayaks can be sent as checked bags (oversized), but the cost and specifics limits on length vary from airline to airline. You need to call the airline(s) involved. You also need plan carefully as to which aircraft will be involved. For the long haul, the wide body aircraft can handle boats of that length, but smaller jets used on domestic connections may ...


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What your friend told you it's pretty inaccurate and the opposite is actually true: many people at the stadium DO wear jersey / shirt of their favorite team. Authentic jerseys are sold pretty much everywhere at the same price, which is usually quite high. You can find "accurate enough" jerseys for lower prices, tho. Usually outside the stadium there are a ...


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Biathlon is a combination of cross-country skiing and shooting. As such it doesn't take place on downhill/snowboard slopes. While it is probably worth checking with the resort, I doubt any downhill slopes will be closed. Of course it may mean that the place is much more crowded.


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The usual way is to go there (Mont Ventoux or any other stage with mountains) with an RV the day before. (image kindly stolen from a french blog)


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Roads that the race actually follows are closed to cars a couple of hours before the racers arrive, sometimes more depending on the area. Cross roads are open until closer to race arrival time. Best bet is to drive nearby and get your bike out and ride the rest of the way to your preferred viewing point. Bikes and pedestrians can move along the closed ...


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You have several options to buy tickets: Online via the official website ahead of time. This will be the safest option and allows you to pick exactly the seats you want. When paying via credit card there isn't any real inconvenience dealing with currency conversion. Online via StubHub. I have used StubHub many times and find the site reliable and safe. ...


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You most probably won't be able to ship them as checked-in baggage, even as oversized baggage, but will instead need to ship them as cargo, either directly with the airline, or using a carrier such as UPS. A couple examples: British Airways states: Oversized bags [...] Any items larger than 190cm x 75cm x 65cm (75in x 29.5in x 25.5in) ...


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From the Terms & Conditions of the Sinagpore GP 2.3.2. SGPPL will refund the cost of a Ticket to the Ticket Purchaser of that Ticket only if: the entire Race is cancelled and cannot be rescheduled; the dates of the Race are changed after they have been confirmed by FIA and the relevant Ticket Purchaser has confirmed in writing to SGPPL ...


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If you take the buses in the cities' bus stations, you probably will not have problems concerning the quality of them. As for the safety regarding thieves and speeding buses, thefts sometimes occurs in interstate buses but are not really common. Speeding drives on the other hand are quite common. Also, if you do decide to go by bus, consider that the ...


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The quick google of the subject yields: Japanese BaseBall Tickets Japanese Baseball - This site talks specifically about Japanese Baseball Apparently the one you mentioned and the one I listed first are the only 2 selling Japanese baseball tickets in the US.


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I've been to every major sumo tournament at least once (most more than once), and sat in both boxes and seats in Nagoya (as well as other tournaments). While the answers here are good, there are some quirks that more casual fans may not know or appreciate. Daily Schedule Matches start early in the morning (8:30am) from the lowest ranked wrestlers. The main ...


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Alternatively, you could go to Groningen, in the north of The Netherlands. The past couple of matches have been shown on large screens on the market square ("Grote Markt"). The semi-final against Argentina will be shown there as well, so there's a good chance the final will be shown as well. Here's a YouTube video of the penalty in the match against Mexico,...


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No, there will be no extra buses or train to return to Brussels. I wouldn't even make sense because the combi-regeling will be in effect. This means that all Anderlecht supporters must book there tickets through one of the official fan clubs and they must come with the bus of the fan club. They can not even enter the stadium if they would drive themselves. ...


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Old Henry's Bar had English Premier League soccer on when I visited on Sunday night. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/china/shaanxi-shanxi/xian/entertainment-nightlife/bars-pubs/old-henrys-bar


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The Belgian beer bar inside the southern wall, I would think, would be one. http://belgian-bar-xian.com/



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