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2013 Formula 1

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Fast is an attitude!

Its getting hotter as the date comes nearer. Don’t miss out this edition of Formula One auto racing championship as it opens in grand style with Jay-Z performing live.

Formula One, also known as Formula 1 or F1 and referred to officially as the FIA Formula One World Championship is the highest class of single seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

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Eurostar launches new direct services to Amsterdam

Eurostar has announced it has signed an agreement with the Dutch railways to launch direct services between London and Amsterdam from December 2016.

The announcement was made this afternoon by the secretary of state for infrastructure and the environment as part of a package of measures to enhance the services on the Dutch high speed line and will be ratified by the Dutch Parliament over the coming months.

The Eurostar service will feature its new e320 trains which will be interoperable and will be compatible with the Dutch high-speed signalling systems.

Since becoming a standalone corporate entity in September 2010, Eurostar has had clear ambitions to expand its business beyond its existing destinations and to encourage passengers to choose high speed rail over plane for short haul European travel.

In the last year, the business has introduced new services to the Swiss Alps and Provence in the South of France.

Today’s announcement represents a significant step forward in its expansion plans.

The London–Amsterdam route is the largest, international airline market in Europe attracting over three million business and leisure passengers.

With the arrival of a direct high-speed rail service between the UK and the Netherlands, passengers can look forward to an attractive, convenient alternative to the airlines.

Eurostar plans to run two services a day between London and Amsterdam with journey times of around four hours.

These services will run via Brussels to Amsterdam stopping at Antwerp, Rotterdam, Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam Centraal.

In addition to providing a direct high-speed link between the UK and the Netherlands, this service will also enhance the scope for customers to connect to a range of destinations in mainland Europe.

Nicolas Petrovic, chief executive, Eurostar, said: “We have long been ambitious for expansion to new destinations so today’s announcement marks a major advance in our growth plans.

“With over three million passengers travelling by air between London and Amsterdam, this is one of Europe’s most popular routes.

“Our fast, comfortable, point-to-point service will greatly enhance the links between the UK and the near continent, revolutionising travel between these important financial and tourist hubs.”

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10 Prettiest Horses From Around The Globe (FF @worldtraveland)

According to certain blogs on the internet, the Turkmenistan horse (Akhal-Teke breed) is officially the most beautiful horse in the world. Well, he does have a very shiny, very golden coat, most eye catching look, yes. The most unusual? Possibly. Here is a list of our favorite top 10 prettiest horses from around the world.

1. Akhal-Teke: This horse from Turkey, according to certain websites this is officially the most beautiful horse in the world. This most eye catching horse is a member of Akhal-Teke horse breed. They have a reputation for speed and endurance, intelligence, and a distinctive metallic sheen. The shiny coat of palominos and buckskins led to their nickname “Golden Horses”.

10. Dalmatian Horse: The Dalmatian horse or British Spotted pony, is a rare find with less than 200 being born in the United Kingdom each year. Until recently they have been believed to be a modern introduction of horse. However, it is now thought that these amazing animals have been around for at least 25,000 years.
9. Mustang Horse: A Mustang is a free-roaming horse of the North American west that first descended from horses brought to the Americas by the Spanish. Mustangs are often referred to as wild horses, but there is debate over terminology. Because they are descended from once-domesticated horses, they can be classified as feral horses.
8. Marwari Horse: Known for its hardiness, the Marwari is a rare breed of horse from India. It’s also known for its inward-turning ear tips, it comes in all equine colours, although pinto patterns tend to be the most popular with buyers and breeders.
7. Friesian Horse: The Friesian is a horse breed originating in Friesland, Netherlands. Friesians are graceful and nimble for their size. During the Middle Ages, they were in great demand as war horses throughout continental Europe. Through the Early Middle Ages and High Middle Ages, their size enabled them to carry a knight in armor.
6. Haflinger Horse: The Haflinger, a.k.a the Avelignese, is a breed of horse developed in Austria and northern Italy. Haflinger horses are relatively small, are always chestnut in color, have distinctive gaits described as energetic but smooth, and are well-muscled yet elegant.
5. Andalusian Horse: Known as the Pure Spanish Horse, is a horse breed from the Iberian Peninsula. It has been recognized as an individual breed since the 15th century. Throughout its history, it has been known for its prowess as a war horse, and was prized by the nobility.
4. Gypsy Horse:It is a small draught breed, popularly recognized for its abundant leg feathering and common black and white, or “piebald”, coat colour, though it can be of any other colour as well.
3. Morgan Horse: The Morgan horse is one of the earliest horse breeds developed in the United States. It’s a compact, refined breed, generally bay, black or chestnut in color, although they come in many colors, including several variations of pinto. Used in both English and Western disciplines, the breed is known for its versatility.
2. Arabian Horse: With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable horse breeds in the world. It is also one of the oldest breeds. Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around the world by both war and trade, used to improve other breeds by adding speed, refinement, endurance, and strong bone.

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