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Oh thanks for the info on Holland...this is so great that you can learn so much language when you're at school..Too bad they don't do that here...I always though that young Europen students are so much more educated than North American ones...

Yep I've been in Holland once, but unfortunatly It was a very short trip cause I was travelling around Europe.

So I visited some friends in Amsterdam and around the city but I did not have the chance to travel in the countryside wich looks so beautiful from our train windows *wink* I had other friends which were waiting for us in London so I couldn't stay longer...it's a pity cause I really enjoy your country.

And I really like the people there ...they are sooooooo nice, I really want to go back and visited more outside the cities. I'll go back for shure. My brother was there last year and he also really enjoyed he stay!

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Alex where are you from?
I went to Holland when i was very young i dont remember much, I got lost in the airport and couldnt find my mom so I sat on the bench and waited for her to find me and some strange man dressed like a clown came over to me and gave me a giant pencil...thats all i remember- but i hope to return someday so that i will be able to reminisce about more than just an airport and a strange clown...I still have the Giant pencil btw
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I'm from Canada and it's freaaaaaaaaking cold today about -25 C. LOL and I'm still going for a walk to find some Christmas gifts I must be crazy...or just used to it LOL

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ommmggg -25 C? bbbrrrr! how can you survive!? lol, i never lived it as cold as that ... only like - 10 C. And here it is like -3 C at the moment and i`m freezing like mad

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Are you kidding Andrea LOL -3C. it's nothing it's like spring for us LOL
Ok I really gonna make you scare.....My late grand-mother was living in the North some Christmas we were going outside for some winter sports and it was almost -45 C. We got the same weather than Russia *wink* something I have in common with Marat LOL LOL LOL

Trust me you better get well dress...but at the same time when you are well dress you fell ok cause it's a really dry weather so you don't feel the cold .......Can I tell you something all my friends who has been traveling in Europe during winter time said they never was so cold...cause it's pretty humid and the house are not constructed for the cold weather like ours....Trust me it's not so bad you really get used to it..... Actually I really like winter time

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You have a nice view usually when sitting in the train here
Amsterdam has a great atmosphere and we all love it

It's cool that you travelled around Europe. There's still lots of places in Europe that I would love to visit myself.

And I thought 2 degrees C was cold
I would die at -45C

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I might go out and look for Marat to keep me warm though....

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I've actually never seen clowns at the airport

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LOL Alex, yeah i guess its a question of beeing used to it or not
Though i can never imagine beeing that cold ... - 45 C is indeed scary

So you are wearing like 2 trousers, 3 pullovers and 2 jackets to keep warm!?... lol

I like winter too Just keeping warm!!!

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I might go out and look for Marat to keep me warm though....
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Great option! Wow Girls! So cold.
Here is 32C and I'm complaining. Shame on me!

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32c?Lilly! im soo jelous!!
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Come to Rio and I'll go to London! Just kidding... I think I couldn't survive with so much cold. For me 15C is too cold.

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2004 SEASON PREVIEW (from the ATP website)
December 11, 2003
Battle for No. 1 Wide Open in 2004

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The new season lies just around the corner with a number of players with the potential to grab the headlines in 2004. Rarely has a season looked so open, and with so many players having the skill, expertise and experience under their belt, it is anyone's guess as to who will end up on top of the world rankings at the end of the year. By SIMON HIGSON

Will 2003's usual suspects, Andy Roddick, Roger Federer and Juan Carlos Ferrero continue to make strides ahead of the pack? Can Andre Agassi still keep up with his young guns? Will Lleyton Hewitt stamp his authority back on the ATP circuit and again challenge for No.1? Are Marat Safin and Tommy Haas poised to make their long-awaited comebacks at the top of the tennis hierarchy? And will Argentine duo David Nalbandian and Guillermo Coria continue their charge?

The depth of talent at the top of men's tennis has rarely gone so deep, with the likes of Gustavo Kuerten, Tim Henman, Sebastien Grosjean and Mark Philippoussis all having the potential to pull out a big result when it counts.

Andre Agassi, who has been richly rewarded for his strict off-season training program in recent years, will be one of the favorites in Melbourne in January as he attempts to win his fourth Australian Open (and fifth in total) in five years. The opening Grand Slam of the year will also be a good indicator as to whether Hewitt will be capable of overcoming the slump that saw him plummet to 16th in the ATP Champions Race 2003.

With only fourth round points to defend from his 2003 showing, a big performance at the Australian Open from World No. 2 Federer could potentially see him reach the No. 1 ranking for the first time in his career in February. Former Australian Open finalist Safin has the firepower to make a sparkling return to the limelight, although many will argue that the Australian Open may come a few months too soon for the Russian to have a realistic chance of adding to his trophy cabinet so early in the year.

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Agassi will also look to add to his staggering 16 Tennis Masters Series titles when during the first two Tennis Masters Series tournaments at Indian Wells and Miami, where he already owns a record six crowns.

The leading clay courters will once again be in full force as the European clay court swing gets underway in the Spring with three Tennis Masters Series tournaments and Roland Garros. Ferrero, who won Tennis Masters Monte Carlo and Roland Garros in 2003, is threatening to become the most dominant clay court player since Thomas Muster in the mid-1990s. The Spaniard is likely to face a stiff challenge from Argentines Guillermo Coria and David Nalbandian, as well as compatriot Carlos Moya. And don't forget Gustavo Kuerten, who surprisingly failed to collect a title on clay in 2003, but showed signs of a return to form with some impressive wins in the late indoor season.

Few will bet against Federer successfully defending his Wimbledon crown in 2004. Federer's straights sets defeat of Roddick at the Wimbledon semifinal stage in 2003 was received with welcome relief by many who had started to believe that the traditional grass court game had become a lost art in the face of baseline power-tennis. The Swiss was irresistible on grass in 2003 and, along with Henman and Philippoussis, Federer will face few challengers able to withstand his grass court craft and expertise.

American ace Roddick will have the unenviable task of defending all the points amassed during his magical American hard court streak in 2003, where he collected two successive Masters Series titles in Montreal and Cincinnati as well as his first Grand Slam title at the US Open. If anyone will warm to that task however, it is Roddick. 2004 will likely be a revealing year for the American, who will hope to build on his meteoric rise to the top of the game under the tutelage of Brad Gilbert.

Who will finish as No. 1? It's anybody's guess, but the all-court games of Federer and Safin (if fit) immediately set them apart as players who have the potential to shine on all surfaces all season long. With so many contenders in the mix, next year is sure to be one of the most exciting tennis seasons in recent times.
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I like the pic

And indeed 2004 will be very interesting. Some players have a lot to defend, some don't.....

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