A few minutes ago I got an email from a Very Nice Man at the Travel Channel. He was writing to tell me about Dhani's Season Finale: Sambo in Russia.
Just this week The Spouse looked up from his breakfast and remarked, "We've been expats for ten years now."
Which goes a long way in explaining why I have no idea who this Dhani is. Seems like a nice enough guy. Certainly good looking. But I had to look at his Facebook link to get a clue.
The Very Nice Man included the following information about the episode:
This Monday at 9 PM E/P Dhani is going big with Sambo fighting in Russia. Sambo is known as the "art of self-defense without weapons" and it definitely proves to be a complex and challenging sport.
To prepare for his fight, Dhani endures grueling outdoor training, takes ballet lessons and visits a Russian military base. Mr. Jones takes a break from training to visit a traditional Russian Banya where he sweats in the sauna, gets flogged with Venik (a bunch of leafy branches) and cools off in the plunge pool.
See if Dhani has what it takes to become a truly inspired and coordinated Sambo fighter.
Hey, I'm going to a banya on Tuesday! I'll tell you all about it, and you tell me how Dhani fared.
Here's the preview VNM included:
And here's a link to the show's website.
Tell me all about it if you watch it.
Because the satellite programming I get here in Moscow won't be airing it. Not yet anyhow.
That's Dhani Tackles the Globe on the Travel Channel, this Monday at 9 PM E/P.
In other news: This blog has another mention in Aeroflot's in-flight magazine. I haven't seen it yet, but I'm told the May issue includes something from this entry. The Jimmy Choos.
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