OsakaGuesthouse KOMA

Osaka Guesthouse is stuated in the south of the wonderful city of Osaka which people say is the Mecca of Japanese comedy and cuisine.

Amenities - OsakaGuesthouse KOMA
  1. High speed internet access
  2. Air conditioning
  3. Air conditioning
  4. Internet access
  5. Shower
Policies - OsakaGuesthouse KOMA
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Location OsakaGuesthouse KOMA
Osaka 556-0021, Japan
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Umeda Dormitory

Umeda Dormitory is very convenient for short-term guests, or those who have just arrived in Japan and are looking to start a new life. We welcome guests from all parts of the world, including, of course Japan.

Amenities - Umeda Dormitory
  1. High speed internet access
  2. Air conditioning
  3. Locker room
  4. Lounges/bars
  5. Air conditioning
  6. Internet access
  7. Shower

Policies - Umeda Dormitory
Check-in: 15:00
Check-out: 11:00

Location  Umeda Dormitory
531 0076
Osaka 531-0076, Japan
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Peace House Showa Guest house, Osaka

Peace House Showa is a Japanese traditional house for travelers in the heart of Osaka. Walking distance from down town, zoo, temples, shops, bars, restaurants, one of the longest shopping streets and more

Amenities - Peace House Showa Guest house, Osaka
  1. High speed internet access
  2. Parking
  3. Air conditioning
  4. Lounges/bars
  5. Air conditioning
  6. Internet access
Location  Peace House Showa Guest house, Osaka

2-8-4 Sanoh Mishinari-Ku, Osaka 557-
Osaka 0001, Japan
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Kaneyoshi Ryokan

Kaneyoshi Ryokan is a Japanese style hotel, located in the heart of Osaka down town area. We promise you a comfortable stay and convenience to all the travelers for both leisure and business from the world. Meet the friendly Osaka local while your stay with us and enjoy the Osaka foods that are also famous among Japanese tourists. Many shops and restaurants are nearby. Our location is only 22min from JR Shin Osaka Station and 35min from Kansai Int'l Airport by Nankai Line.

We are in the Dotombori, the center of Osaka's most popular tourist area (Minami) and only 20min to Osaka Castle and 30min Universal Studios Japan. Also only 12min to Umeda (Kita) area.

Great access to other cities;
-45min to Kyoto
-40min to Nara
-60min to Kobe

Guest can avail of the following items;
Television, Video On Demand , Telephone, Tea Set, Individual Temperature Control, Hand Soap, Body Soap, Shampoo, Rinse, Toothbrush, Towel, Bath Towel, Yukata (Japanese light robe), Slippers, Safe. (We can lend Hair Dryer, Desk Lamp, Iron, Video Player.)

Public baths (one for men, one for women), Lobby, Lift

Check-In: from 3PM / Checkout: until 10AM / Curfew: Midnight
Breakfast: 7AM-8:30PM / Dinner: 6PM-8PM (If meals are ordered separately)

We have curfew and the entrance is closed at midnight.

== Directions ==
If you use Shinkansen, get off at Shin Osaka Sta. And change to Modousuji Subway Line and get off at Namba Sta. 7min walk from Exit #14, Namba Subway Station (Midousuji Line / Sennichimae Line)
If you are from Kansai Int'l Airport, getting of at Namba Sta., Nankai Line is recommended. We are about 10min from the station.
Or, 3min walk from Exit #2, Nippombashi Subway Station.(Sakaisuji Line / Sennichimae Line)
If you are coming from other cities such as Kyoto or Kobe, please change at JR Osaka Sta. and change to Midousuji Subway Line (Umeda Sta.).
Our building is on the Soemoncho Dori.
From Itami Airport, it is about 35 minutes by limousine bus to Namba Station.

Amenities - Kaneyoshi Ryokan
  1. Massage services
  2. Meeting rooms
  3. Air conditioning
  4. Bathrobe
  5. Cable television
  6. Flat screen TV
  7. Safe
Location  Kaneyoshi Ryokan
2 star hotel 3-12, Soemoncho, Chuo-ku
Osaka 542-0084, Japan
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Great American Beach Towns part 3

Newport, Rhode Island

The sand: Beaches for every budget, from exclusive clubs to free, secluded spots on Aquidneck Island.

Marine life: Hey, if we were a Vanderbilt, we would have built a summer cottage here, too. Only an hour and a half from Beantown, Newport has a dramatic, ocean-crashing-on-rocks side facing the Atlantic; a cutesy, colonial side facing Narragansett Bay; and a third, Rhode Island Sound– oriented side that's swept with beaches. Easton's Beach—better known as First Beach—is the classic Americana spot, with a carousel, snack bar, and cabanas; Sachuset (Second) Beach is a 1.25-mile stretch below St. George's prep school that catches the crowd runoff. Few make it as far as Third Beach, a quiet spot for kiteboarding, kayaking, and bird-watching. Fewer still know about Bailey's Beach, reached at the end of the mansion-lined Bellevue Avenue. Most of the sand belongs to the blue-blooded members of the Spouting Rock Beach Association, but the west end is open to the public, with no fee for parking. Spend your cash instead on a platter of fried clams from Flo's Clam Shack.

The sanctuary:
The Victorian furniture at the Chanler at Cliff Walk invokes the Gilded Age of the nearby mansions, and most of the 20 rooms have views of First Beach, plus Vanderbilt-quality niceties like Fili D'Oro linens and working fireplaces.

The Chanler at Cliff Walk
Tel: 401 847 1300 - Doubles from $595

Flo's Clam Shack
Tel: 401 847 8141

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Most Beautiful Lakes in the World part 4


Taal Lake
This dangerous beauty, situated just 37.28 miles south of Manila, has two distinct claims to fame: It is the deepest lake in the Philippines, with a depth of 564 feet. It is also home to one of the world's smallest but most active volcanoes, the Taal Volcano, which sits within its waters on the island of Luzon. The lake itself was formed when a larger volcanic crater here collapsed; now seismologists spend a lot of time monitoring this spot for tremors, and sending out frequent eruption warnings through the country's Department of Tourism. Plenty of tour groups offer trips to the natural wonder—in spite of the fact that it has been declared a permanent danger zone. A safer way to see the volcano is by taking a drive along the Tagaytay-Taal ridge in nearby Tagaytay City.
Adjacent Tagaytay City offers some well-priced accommodations, in addition to the best views of the lake.
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Hôtel Le Saint-André, Montreal

Offering easy access to the Metro system, this two-star hotel is located near Old Montreal and the Latin Quarter, the area famous for terraces and vibrant nightlife. It is a good find for those looking for simple accommodations at a reasonable cost. Rooms are basic, but clean and well appointed, with private bathrooms. There is free parking, and complimentary breakfast is served in your room. Blocks of rooms are available for groups at special rates.

Microwave Oven
Air Conditioning (In Room)
Television (Cable/Satellite)
Daily Maid Service
Non-Smoking Rooms

Hotel Details
Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet Access
24-hour Room Service
Barber/Hair Stylist
Air Conditioning

Location  Hôtel Le Saint-André, Montreal

1285 Rue St-André, Montreal, QC, H2L | +1 514 849 7070
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Unusual tents around the world

Things have moved on since the days of the traditional ridge tent. Thanks to the birth of 'glamping' we now expect a little bit more when we stay under canvas. Whether it's an exotic bedouin tent, a yurt with a view or an ultra-modern cube-tent, we've tracked down some of the most unusual tents from around the world. Nowadays you don't have to compromise on style or comfort, just because you're sleeping under the stars!
 Safari tent in Zimbabwe
Safari tent in Zimbabwe
Safari tents are really where the whole glamping craze got its inspiration. Solid floors, luxury fittings and proper beds in the heart of the jungle. With so many to choose from across Africa, we plumped for the award-winning Hide Safari Camp in Zimbabwe. Why? Well, the chance to soak in a bubble bath under the stars after a tough day spent spotting giraffes and elephants from your very own terrace, was just too tempting.
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Bedouin tent in Valencia
We adore the decadent vibe of this Costa Blanca tent-with-a-terrace. Swagged ceilings, sumptuous fabrics and even its very own kitchen and bathroom! A far cry from your common or garden camping experience, this tent, a genuine 'jaima' (that's bedouin tent to you and I), even boasts its own Alberca-style swimming pool.
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Geodesic dome
A Geodesic dome in Wales
Geodesic domes are cool. Curved, spherical tents which look both futuristic and oddly retro at the same time. The Fforest Farm near Cardigan boasts a range of unusual tents, from 'nomad' to 'bell' and 'threepi', but we love the dome the best. Each dome has its own outdoor fire area which you can use for barbecuing or regular cooking and in case it rains, there's an all-weather camp kitchen and dining area indoors too. Laze on a giant "lounging sack" and soak up that superb countryside. This is camping as nature intended!
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Wild Luxury in Norfolk
Enjoy an African-style safari on the North Norfolk coast at the Wild Luxury camp site, in Hunstanton. Get back to nature with miles of unspoiled countryside, with only the sound of birdsong and the distant munching of grazing sheep to disturb your dreams. These safari tents have kitchens with wood-burning stoves, sinks with taps, dining area, open-air veranda an even a hot camp shower! Bunkbeds are provided for little ones, and grown-ups can snuggle up in real beds on solid wood floors. There's even an organic food pantry stocked with delicious local goodies!
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Tipis at Wallett's Court hotel
Tipis in Dover
Just a few minutes away from Dover, in the heart of lush Kent countryside, you'll find Wallett's Court hotel and spa who have a secret luxury tipi tucked away in their gorgeous garden. Surprisingly spacious, the tipis have queen-sized beds with Siberian goose down duvets and real Lapland Reindeer skins for when those sunny days turn to chilly nights. Their wooden floors are made from reclaimed driftwood and you can keep the sustainable vibe going in the fine dining restaurant at the hotel. Just a quick wander through the woods, you'll find an on-site spa under the trees in a cosy cabin. Try a transformational hydrotherm massage - it's what camping really should be all about!
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Wigwams at Tiger Mountain
You can have a real native American experience on the fabulously-named Tiger Mountain ranch, Oklahoma, staying in a traditional teepee hand-crafted by Moses Little Bear, who is of Comanche, Cherokee and Chumash descent. Moses will teach you everything from tomahawk throwing to animal tracking so you can have a genuine taste of what it would have been like to really be a Native American living in the old west.
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Rasa Jaipur
Cube tents in India
When you think of India, thoughts of ultra-hip designer nomadic tents do not usually spring to mind, which is why we adore those super-cool 'cube' tents at Rasa Jaipur. Next to the walls of the historic Amer Fort, just on the outskirts of Jaipur, you'll find the 'tent hotel'; 40 futuristic 500sq ft canvas cubes, each with their own pavilion, private garden, bath, TV and well, pretty much all other mod cons. We're already saving...
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Curvy canvas in Botswana
Ever since we first read 'The Number One Ladies Detective Agency', we've wanted to visit Botswana. Now we know where we want to stay, the Okuti camp on the Maunachira River, right in the heart of the Moremi Game Reserve. We love these curvy-canvas and wicker-woven tents. They are raised on teak decks with river-view balconies and private outdoor baths. Quirky and naturally cool.
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Hot destinations you don't need to fly to

Got a fear of flying? Concerned about the environmental cost of aviation? Love trains? Hate plane food? Whatever your reasons for wanting to skip the flight on your next holiday, you don’t have to rule out hot foreign destinations to do it. And don’t let a two-day journey put you off – as long as you’re not just going for a weekend - the comfort, experience and views of a rail or boat journey can make getting there one of the highlights of your holiday. Here are some ideas.

What’s there?
Picture-perfect palazzi and villas, farm stays, rural treasures, national parks and amazing culinary delights.
How to get there: Take the Eurostar to Paris, where you can change to the Palatino overnight sleeper and wake up in Rome. Here you’ll catch the InterCity along the coast to Catania, Syracuse or Palermo. In an even bigger twist to conventional travel, the train crosses the Straits of Messina aboard a train ferry – it’s one of the few places in Europe where this still happens.
Travel costs: Eurostar from London to Sicily from £180 return.

[See also: Last-minute deals]
What’s there?
A sand-fringed Mediterranean coast, lakes teeming with pink flamingos, deep-green forests and gently rolling plains.
How to get there: Allow 48 hours to take the Eurostar from St Pancras to Marseille, which involves one easy change in Lille. After staying the night in Marseille you can get a ferry (ferry by name but cruise boat by nature) and enjoy a Mediterranean journey to Tunisia. Notable sights en route are fortress-turned-prison Château d'If (it was the setting for 'The Count of Monte Cristo') as you’re leaving Marseille and the ruins of Carthage as you arrive into the Bay of Tunis.
Travel costs: Eurostar London-Marseille from £119 return; Marseille-Tunis ferry from £281 (inc. cabin berth).

What’s there?
All-encompassing nightlife, ancient beauty and history-rich landmarks.
How to get there: Another two-nighter. Take the Eurostar to Paris and the Palatino overnight sleeper to Bologna, where you can hop on an air-conditioned train to Bari in Italy. Take a few hours to explore the old town before the best bit: an overnight ferry to Patras in Greece, where you can take in views of Ithaca and Cephalonia on your way past. From Patras you can take a connecting bus to Athens.
Travel costs: London to Bari from £180 return, Bari to Patras by Superfast Ferries from £74 return and bus from Patras to Athens from £19 return.

[See also: Summer holiday deals]
What’s there?
Winding streets of ancient medinas, Roman ruins, dramatically craggy valleys and the hiking-worthy High Atlas mountains.
How to get there: It will take around 48 hours to reach Morocco. The Eurostar transports you from London St Pancras to Paris, where you’ll change to a trainhotel to Madrid, with pretty views of picturesque French villages. By the time you wake the views will have changed to distant snow-capped mountains, and when you get off the train you’ll have time to explore Madrid before catching your evening high-speed express train to Algeciras. Your second night will be spent in Algeciras, before a ferry takes you to Tangier. If you’re headed for Marrakech then the Express train completes your journey.
Travel costs: London-Paris from £69 return, Paris-Madrid from £128 (sleeper), Madrid-Algeciras from £34 return. Ferry to Tangier from £34 return, train to Marrakech £24 return.

What’s there?
Glittering beaches, turquoise seas, emerald green mountains, bullrings, tasty food and in parts a happening night scene.
How to get there: Spain is a piece of cake to get to without leaving the ground – so much so it’s surprising more people don’t do it. The Eurostar gets you to Paris where you’ll change to the Elipsos trainhotel overnight. And the next morning you’ll wake up in Madrid or Barcelona. If you’re headed for another Spanish destination a connecting train will have you in Seville, Malaga, Granada, Valencia or Alicante in a matter of hours - otherwise Ibiza and Majorca are both reachable by ferry.
Travel costs: From £69 return for Eurostar from London to Paris; from £128 return Paris to Madrid/Barcelona train (sleeper) or Barcelona including a bed in a 4-berth sleeper for the night.

[See also: Cheap city breaks]
What’s there?
Beautiful scenery, from rocky coves to pine-fringed beaches, bustling nightlife and picturesque ancient Roman ruins.
How to get there: A winning combination of trains and boats and no planes, but you’ll need to make sure you get your timings right as the ferry only runs a couple of times a week. First travel from London to Bari in Italy (Eurostar to Paris, the overnight sleeper train to Bologna and a fast train on to Bari) and then sail from Bari to Croatia, where you can depart at your pick of several destinations including Dubrovnik, Split and Rijeka.
Travel costs: Trains from London to Bari from £180 return, Ferry from Bari to Croatia from £36

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The world's most amazing ruins

Whilst you can learn a lot about a country’s past from history books, nothing brings it to life more than walking around the ghost towns that represent once real and prosperous sites and cities. Here are some of the most fascinating ruins on the planet.
Angkor, Cambodia
Made by the Khmer kings in a process taking almost four centuries, Angkor was abandoned and hidden by the forest before being rediscovered by a Frenchman about 150 years ago, and restored into one of the most visited archaeological and artistic sites in the world. It’s a breathtaking complex consisting of hundreds of temples, covering 500 acres. You won’t get around them all, but don’t miss the main Temple of Angkor Wat, which has five main towers reaching 215 feet into the air from its mile-long base, and Angkor Tom – with its imposing statues of 54 gods and 54 demons leading up to the temple.
Ephesus, Turkey
The best-preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean, Ephesus is as close a taste you’ll find as to what life was like in Roman times – it was both a great trading city back in its day and a centre for the cult of Cybele, the Anatolian fertility goddess. The impressive Magnesia Gate provides the main entrance to the ancient city, where you’ll walk along marble streets grooved by chariot wheels and see beautiful temples, porticoes, fountains and frescoes as well as the three-storey Library of Celsus, the Temple of Hadrian, the Odeum, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theatre.
Pompeii, Italy
Arguably Italy’s most popular tourist attraction, this city was buried beneath 66 feet of pumice and ash during a long disastrous outbreak of the volcano Mount Vesuvius that continued for almost two days in the year 79 AD. It was then lost for almost 1,600 years before being randomly rediscovered in 1592. Walking the streets of this former city gives you a glimpse of the lives of the people that once inhabited it, complete with homes, theatres, shops and temples.
Great Pyramids & Memphis, Egypt
Of the seven wonders of the ancient world, only the Great Pyramid of Giza remains, and 4,000 years since they were built, it is still being debated by experts how the builders managed to place more than two million stone blocks so perfectly. Since 1979 they’ve been classed as a World Heritage Site along with Memphis - the capital of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. Its ruins live on as an open-air museum, with extraordinary funerary monuments, including rock tombs, temples and pyramids.
Sanchi, India
The best-preserved group of Buddhist monuments in India sits on a flat-topped sandstone hill, 90 metres above the countryside, near the Betwa River. Its major attractions include a number of Buddhist stupas - mound-like structures containing Buddhist relics (including the aptly named Great Stupa) - monasteries, temples and pillars. The structures date back to somewhere between 3rd century BC and 12th century AD. The artistic imagery carved on the pillars and stupas tell stories of Buddha’s life.
 Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Peru
Built in the 1400s at the height of the Inca Empire, this complex was abandoned in 1572, as a belated result of the Spanish Conquest. But after being rediscovered in 1911 by an American archaeologist, it is considered today as one of the world’s most spectacular and fascinating marvels. Its 200 buildings surrounded by tropical jungle are nestled a staggering 2430 meters high in the Andes Mountains of Peru and it’s a wonder how the Incas managed to build such an incredible complex so high on the side of a cliff.
Ayutthaya, Thailand
Founded by King Ramathibodi I in 1350, Ayutthaya was once the country’s capital and an internationally renowned bustling metropolis, whose progress is said to have rivalled that of European capitals at the time. That was until the Burmese army burned down the city in 1767. In 1969 the Fine Arts Department began renovating the ruins, and today the debris of the empire's glory forming part of what is now known as the Ayutthaya Historical Park.
Acropolis, Greece
Translating to ‘The Sacred Rock, the high city’, the Acropolis in Athens has retained its splendour; despite its once-pristine temples and gates being battered with thousands of years of wear and destruction. Its prominent architectural landmarks include its monumental entrance the Propylaea, the temple of Athena Nike, which is the earliest Ionic temple on the Acropolis, the Erechtheum (an unusually designed temple located on the north side) and most famously, the Parthenon, considered to be the most significant structure of Classical Greece and one of Europe’s most recognisable landmarks.

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The Kingdom At Victoria Falls

Located 20 Km. from the international airport, 5 minute walk down a private path to the famous Victoria Falls. This splendid hotel is located only ten minutes from the Victoria Falls, making it the closest hotel to the falls. The Kingdom Hotel offers comfortable, resort-style accommodation with 294 rooms in two and three storey units. Each room has en suite bathroom, air conditioning, overhead fan, tea/coffee making facilities, satellite TV, radio and telephone. There are five different eating venues and there is also an action bar with televised sports. There is also a pool area with two swimming pools, pool terrace and bar area. A special children's area with supervised crche will keep children occupied while parents explore the exciting on site casino. Your accommodation here is on a bed and breakfast basis. 
Amenities - The Kingdom At Victoria Falls
  1. Restaurant
Location  The Kingdom At Victoria Falls
Box 90
Victoria Falls ..., Zimbabwe
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Sprayview Hotel

Sprayview Hotel is a budget hotel in Victoria Falls, close to the river for rafting and more
Situated in lush gardens, all rooms are en-suite with air-conditioners, overhead fans, balconies and coffee making facilities.
Our hotel has 10 double-bedded rooms, 50 twin-bedded rooms and 4 family rooms. We also have a restaurant, 2 bars and a swimming pool. There are also a number of curio shops and tour desks on the premises.
And for your comfort, the hotel is clean and friendly.

Amenities - Sprayview Hotel
  1. Swimming pool
  2. Parking
  3. Restaurant
Location  Sprayview Hotel

Reynard Rd, P O Box 70
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Shoestrings Backpackers

The Shoestrings Backpackers is only a short 2 minute walk from the centre of town and very safe. We have a bar, restaurant, ,swimming pool, self catering facilities, 24 hour security, internet cafe and plenty of people around for single travellers to mix with. All our doubles and twin rooms are en-suite and include linen.
We also cater for those who enjoy camping - as long as you provide your own tents and bedding. There are lawns at the fromt and back of the building for you to pitch your tents on. We also have ablution blocks near the camping areas.
The friendly staff are able to arrange pick-ups/drop offs to and from the airport, sort out all your activities in and around the falls, and assist you with any onward travels that you might be thinking of making!

Amenities - Shoestrings Backpackers
  1. Swimming pool
  2. Parking
  3. Restaurant
Location Shoestrings Backpackers
12 West Drive
Victoria Falls ., Zimbabwe
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Victoria Falls Backpackers

Welcome to Victoria Falls Backpackers,
Victoria Falls is recommended by: Lonely Planet, Rough Guide & Let's Go as well as all our previous guests.
Double rooms, dorms and camping available, we are a
short walk from town.

For an initial Free airport pick-up you have to stay more
than one night and pre-book.
It is advisable to travel with cash into Zimbabwe and not only a credit card.

Facilities include:
- Light Breakfast included
- Car Parking Available
- Laundry Service
- Linen provided
- No towels provided
- Mossie Nets
- Adventure centre - Best advise and activity packages !!
- Platform with view of the Mosi-Oa-Tunya (Smoke that thunders)
- Beautiful Garden
- Swimming Pool
- Video / Lounge Area
- Nightly Boma Fire
- Trampoline
- Swings
- Home cooked meals
- Safety boxes
- Self catering kitchen
- Internet cafe

Amenities - Victoria Falls Backpackers
  1. High speed internet access
  2. Swimming pool
  3. Parking
  4. Restaurant
Location Victoria Falls Backpackers
P.O.Box 151, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 357 Gibson Road
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