Hotels In Travel

July 22, 2009

Hotels For Budget Travellers in Greece

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Greece and the Greek Islands are very popular holiday destinations. Being such a popular destination there are many hotels available for the tourist. The budget traveller has also a wide range of choice of different hotels in Greece. The choice of these hotels will make your stay more pleasurable.

There are many reasons to travel to Greece; it can be for its history and sights, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, or the nightlife and entertainment. With so many things to do and enjoy you have to limit your budget for room rent while visiting Greece.

There are many last minute hotels near Piraeus which will suit a low budget traveller. This port city is the main gateway to the Greek Islands. As your travel will start from this point and you will have to stay in a budget hotel.

Hotel Piraeus Dream is a middle budget hotel right in the centre of Piraeus. The rooms comprise of air conditioner and television. You can have a full American buffet breakfast in the breakfast room too. Laptop rental can be obtained for a fee. Single, double, twin and triple rooms are available in this hotel.

A two star hotel is the Ideal Hotel in the middle of Piraeus. The rooms are comfortable having breakfast included in its tariff. The rooms are also air conditioned and can be a single, double, twin or triple room. It is a moderately priced hotel in Greece.

Lilia Hotel is very near to the Port of Piraeus. You have the facility of free transport to the port from this hotel every morning. The room tariff includes the breakfast. This hotel is suitable for those who are not fond of smoking as it is a no smoking hotel. The rooms can be single, double, triple or quadruple rooms. Triton Hotel is also located near the port. This hotel in Greece also offers the same facilities as other hotels of this range. The amenities include AC, TV, private bathrooms and breakfast. However, you have the choice of eating in your room or in the hotel’s breakfast room.

Another of the last minute hotels for the budget traveller is the Hotel Anemoni. It is in the centre of the city having rooms with AC, TV, private bathroom and data ports. As usual breakfast is included in this room tariff also. Hotel Argo is a budget hotel located in the centre of Piraeus, close to the port, and at only 20 minutes from Athens’ city centre. Though the rooms have AC they charge extra for them. There is bathroom attached in the room and also includes TV.

Mistral Hotel is near the Piraeus downtown area. This hotel in Greece has 80 rooms with bathrooms, phone, AC, Wi-Fi and TV. There’s also a restaurant within the hotel. The rates are mid range and are not very cheap. When you visit this port city you will find many hotels located within 10 minutes distance from the port. Though generally all of them are budget hotels, the price per room will depend on the number of stars the hotel has and the facilities it offers.


July 17, 2009

The Ice Hotel

Filed under: Uncategorized — Leon @ 6:15 am

The demand for a stay in an ice hotel has never been greater. The first hotel made of ice opened in Jukkasjarvi, a Lapland town in the north of Sweden, in1990. The Ice Hotel concept has gripped the world’s imagination since then.

Sweden remains the world’s main venue for buildings made of ice. By exploring Sweden you might expect to find ice galleries, ice restaurants and ice bars as well as the ice hotels. But Sweden is not alone – the other Scandinavian countries have launched their own versions of the Ice Hotel concept. Even Alaska and upstate Quebec in Canada have built an ice hotel in the last few years.

The real adventure of an ice hotel is in staying overnight but many visitors simply arrive for the day to dine in the restaurant or to drink in an Ice Bar. There is nothing quite so warming as a shot of pure vodka served from a glass made entirely of ice.

If your hands are not too numb at the time then you can “tie the knot” in the coolest manner imaginable. Ice hotel weddings have become so popular that the Scandinavian ice hotels can’t keep up with the demand.
The original ice hotel in Sweden is only in existence for around four months each year before it (quite literally) melts away to nothing but it’s remarkably busy during its short season. Fifteen thousand guests stayed last year and this year’s Ice Hotel has eighty-eight bedrooms – thirty of them specially decorated suites created by local ice artists.

All of the ice hotels offer daytime activities and excursions such as ice-carving classes, snowmobile excursions, reindeer rides and dog sledging. The original Ice Hotel in Sweden also has a four hundred-seat theatre where guests can enjoy rock music, opera and other theatrical performances in the evenings. You can purchase Ice Hotel souvenirs and merchandise in the Ice Hotel shop and the concept has spread beyond Sweden. The original Ice Hotel company now run two permanent Ice Bars where the cool citizens of Milan and Stockholm can gather for an evening of “chilling.”

If you’re planning a visit to an Ice Hotel then follow these top tips on how to sleep well when the temperature in your bedroom never rises above minus five degrees.

Try to take part in an evening activity so that you’re already tired when you go to bed.

Avoid the obvious temptation and don’t drink too much – getting up to the toilet in the middle of the night is not much fun when it’s minus five degrees in your bedroom!

Do make sure that your sleeping bag fits you snugly and wear socks, thermal underwear and a woolly hat in bed. Sexy it ain’t! But definitely essential to a comfortable night.

Whatever happens you’re sure to have a unique experience and are not likely to quickly forget the night you spent in an Ice Hotel.

Gary Hill is a travel writer based near Edinburgh in Scotland. He thinks his own bedroom is more than cold enough at times but the Ice Hotel concept seems to attract many thousands each year!

July 8, 2009

Stay in Angeles Beach Club Hotel

Filed under: Uncategorized — Leon @ 8:50 am

Guests can get many services from the Angeles Beach Club Hotel be it for partying, relaxing or engaging in business. This hotel is a prime choice of luxury and comfort, all in a reasonable price range. Located in Angeles’s prime commercial districts, this hotel provides convenience and relaxation rolled into one.

The hotel provides a three-star accommodation for its treasured guests. Decorated in a tasteful setting, the Angeles Beach Club Hotel is sure to match your needs for comfort and convenience with its wide range of hotel services. Amenities and hotel facilities include Jacuzzi and sauna, tropical pool, lounge bar, fitness center and hotel spa. Hotel services include wireless Internet connection, transportation services, travel arrangements and a whole lot more.

The hotel has well-appointed rooms, all of which provide the basic amenities one can expect from a three-star hotel. Rooms in the Angeles Beach Club Hotel can be a Standard Room, a Jacuzzi Suite, a Beachfront Junior Suite or a Penthouse Suite. The Standard Rooms contain a cable television set, mini-bar, in-room Wi-Fi connection, private bathroom and safety deposit box, as well as a separate living area. The Jacuzzi Suites contain all the basic amenities, as well as a 3-person Jacuzzi. The Beachfront Junior Suite is ideal for the traveling businessmen who also wish to relax, as the suite contains a party Jacuzzi set, a plasma screen television and a separate office room. Lastly, the Penthouse Suite contains a fully-equipped office area and a penthouse balcony to complement the basic room amenities.

A Standard Room in the Angeles Beach Club costs US$105, while Jacuzzi Suites cost around US$120. Beachfront Suites and Penthouse Suites cost US$170 and US$285 respectively.

Guests of the Angeles Beach Club are entitled to a complimentary twenty-four hour shuttle service all around the city and a wireless Internet connection. For the guests’ convenient dining, the in-house restaurant and lounge bar offers international cuisine and a fine selection of cocktail drinks.

Indeed, the hotel offers a wide array of services, all designed to manifest true hospitality and luxurious comfort.

The Angeles Beach Club is located at Don Juico Avenue, which is located nearby Angeles’ prime commercial and entertainment districts. Across the hotel is SM Clark, a prime shopping and dining district owned and operated by the biggest mall company in Asia.

June 1, 2009

How to Save on Hotel Accommodation in Wellington

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Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city and has so much to offer. Surrounded by rolling hills and a stunning harbour from where you can catch a ferry to Nelson in the South Island.

From central Wellington, Lower Hutt is 15 minute drive North East of Wellington with fantastic recreational opportunities like running, mountain biking and horse trekking. Upper Hutt is a further 15 minutes from Wellington and where you will find the pristine Hutt River with stunning native forests a favourite with walkers, joggers and cyclists.

North of Wellington, Porirua a 15 minutes drive has breathtaking rural scenery. A rugged coastline where water sport enthusiasts can enjoy windsurfing, sailing and diving. Alternatively if you love the sea, Kapiti coast (a 20 minutes drive North) is renowned for its local cheeses. If you’re there for a while, take a day trip from there to Kapiti Island where you would find rare and endangered birds. A real favourite for a lot of New Zealanders is a weekend discovering the boutique wine-village of Martinborough, or the charming antique and crafts stores of Greytown.

In Wellington city there is:

– The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa (Tongarewa) – With Maori treasures and historical artefacts.

– On Queens Wharf is the Museum of Wellington City and Sea – With stunning special effects and interactive exhibits to take you on a journey through Wellington’s history.

– In Civic Square is the free City Art Gallery – Which has a changing programme of exhibitions.

– You can also take a guided tour of Parliament Buildings where New Zealand’s government meets to makes all sorts of decisions.

– Take a walk though the Wellington Botanic Gardens to see some of the oldest exotic trees ever planted in New Zealand. – The Wellington Cable Car Museum is free however the cable car rides to the top will cost you.

When Booking your accommodation in Wellington why not consider booking your hotel room online and taking advantage of last minute accommodation specials. Booking hotel rooms online has become popular because of the instant confirmations and live updates.

Make sure that the payment pages are secured with HTTPS, as opposed to the regular HTTP address. Make sure the website has acceptable terms and conditions, you don’t want to be left empty handed because of the small print.

Many hotels in Wellington like in other cities would not sell all their hotel rooms in the normal course of business so would offer the room on a last minute accommodation website at a discount of up to 60%. This is a win- win situation as the hotel in Wellington gets to sell another room and you the client, gets a discount. If the whole family is going you may want to consider the offerings from serviced apartments for a comparison. These also have kitchens with cooking facilities which can provide further cost saving.

Typically last minute hotel rates generally apply to the next 4 weeks or 28 days only. So for those spur of the moment spontaneous decisions it is ideal.

Remember last minute rates are generally for two people only and you need to enquire if additional people can be accommodated and if so what the charge will be and check for any inclusions or extras on offer. Inclusions can prove to be of excellent value and include such offerings as free breakfast, a bottle of champagne or drink voucher, free Shuttle service to and from the airport etc.

May 25, 2009

Business Excellence With Franschhoek Accommodations

Filed under: Uncategorized — Leon @ 3:30 am

Consider Franschhoek accommodations when you are planning your upcoming business retreat or conference. This is a town steeped in history and peaceful enough to accommodate any successful business meeting. Use your time spent in a decadent Franschhoek hotel to carefully weigh the pros and cons of any deal. Yet, how does one decide which hotel to reside in? Every conference or business excursion has its own unique stipulations which must be met. Free wireless internet, a roomy conference center, tasty breakfast buffets for those all-nighters – each company must have its needs met. This is why we have gone through the trouble of selecting the top hotels in Franschhoek which pertain directly to the businessman or woman with the acumen to choose from the best of the best. Refer to our list below for a comprehensive summary of these lavish hotels. Only the best will do for you and your business.

• La Fontaine Guest House

Welcome to a fully renovated 19th century home with Victorian baths, full showers, lacquered wooden floors and tall ceilings which all add up to a fantastic ambience in even the busiest of atmospheres. Twelve open and spacious double bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms are available, which are perfectly suited to a small business group. King-, Queen- and twin beds are also easily at hand. Air conditioning keeps the heat down in the balmy summer months and a wireless connection keeps you online for those all-important VOIP conference calls. Transfers to and from Cape Town International Airport can be organised for a nominal fee. Once the meetings are over, La Fontaine can arrange golfing excursions, wine tastings at any of the multitude of Franschhoek wine estates, tennis, horse riding and much, much more. Many famous Franschhoek restaurants are also close by for a delicious meal.

• Le Quartier FranÇais

This is a simply exquisite accommodation venue that has been voted as one of the best boutique hotels in the world. Eclectic cuisine and tasteful decoration will keep your mind at ease as it busies itself for that next conference call. The accommodation will satisfy the longings of any hard-working business traveler, with options that include the sumptuous Four Quarter Suites, ideal for group bookings. Or for those who are looking for the ultimate in privacy, the Auberge Suites will meet your needs perfectly. No other Franschhoek accommodation can meet the lofty standards of Le Quartier FranÇais! Free wireless internet access, a screening room for movies or slide shows, a full spa, world-famous restaurants and other amazing extras feature at this five-star boutique hotel. With options such as these, it could become difficult to concentrate on the meetings at hand!

• Le Franschhoek Hotel And Spa

The very essence of five-star luxury, Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa has won many awards, but it is the romantic stillness of the surrounding area and the lavishly decorated rooms which will win the heart of the business traveler. Take in the sights of the town during the day and then settle down in your room at night, fit for any king or queen. The rooms are furnished to suit the needs of the cultivated traveler, with under-floor heating, free wireless internet and direct dial telephone systems being one of the many luxuries that this Franschhoek hotel provides. Electronic safes keep your work secure and built-in hairdryers ensure that you look your best for any meeting. A full conferencing centre is also available to suit the needs of any large meeting or planning session.

Turn any business getaway into a meeting to remember with these amazing Franschhoek Hotels.

May 19, 2009

The Landmark – The Leading Hotel in Kanpur

Filed under: Uncategorized — Leon @ 3:29 am

Kanpur is an important industrial center in Uttar Pradesh with approximately 14.8 million people as of 2008. The name Kanpur derived from Kahiyapur, the town of Lord Krishna. It is situated at the banks of river Ganga. The city was believed to be founded by Hindu King Chandel, giving importance to the city’s commercial luxury accommodations amongst tourists.

Kanpur is the seventh most populous city in India. It is a big city with a remarkable history that captivates tourists. And Kanpur is always glad to welcome visitors to their land. They offer only the best accommodations possible.

One of the promising hotels is The Landmark. It is a hotel division of Somdatt Builders Ltd. They are the leading construction company in India. It is conveniently located at the heart of Kanpur.

The high rise landscape of the hotel makes a perfect view of the holy Ganges River. It has elegant decors along with comfortable amenities and recreational facilities. Visitors are amazed with the lavish decors and artistic designs of modern elegance.

Facilities and Services
The Landmark Hotel offers tailor made services for the utmost comfort of clients. The hotel is entirely equipped with Wi-Fi access and laptops for hire. They are complete with modern day facilities that travelers will deem very necessary. First, they have an Information Desk with a courteous and friendly staff behind it to help guests in providing information, maps, tour reservations and arranging postal services and transportation.

There is a Health and Fitness Activities Center. It is located on the 9th floor and offers quality fitness equipments. It is also complete with steam rooms, Jacuzzis, massage parlors and saunas are also available to relieve stress. Registered guests are given a room keycard to gain access to the entire facility.

The swimming pools are located at the 10th floor. The Landmark is the only hotel in the region with a swimming pool inside the building.

There is also a business center and is administered by their multilingual guest relations managers. They offer audiovisual equipments, copying services, high speed internet, fax and phone rentals.

Landmark Hotel has a salon inside, equipped with highly trained beauticians and hairstylists. Pre-bridal packages and hair treatments are also offered including hair color, anti fine lines and galvanic facials and facelifts.

The hotel provides quick dry cleaning and also regular laundry services.

The hotel also understands the needs of children. Kids under the age of 2 is free of charge. Special children meals are served on high chairs. Babysitting services are available upon request by the family.

Other facilities include cocktail lounges, concierge services, foreign currency exchange, florists and travel agents as well as wheel chairs, A/C public areas and handicap facilities.

The hotel has 117 guest rooms and 8 suites. There are 77 standard rooms, 23 executive rooms, 17 deluxe rooms, 2 presidential suites, 4 regular suites and 2 executive suites. All guest rooms are equipped with a work desk and lamp, cable TV, hairdryer, refrigerator, two-lined phones, air conditioner and safety deposit box. Room services include in-room dining, porter age service, bathtub and bathrobe, morning newspaper and coffee or tea facilities.

Dance the night away at The Garage. It is a pub and a discotheque at the 9th floor of the hotel. Sports enthusiast can enjoy bowling at Magic Stripes which also has a restaurant, lounge, sports bar, video game room, pool tables and air hockey facilities. Billiards is also available at the 16th floor.

Authentic and delicious cuisines are cooked at the many restaurants inside the hotel. Each restaurant has an open kitchen with seasonal menus. Popular restaurants include the Orient, Mehak restaurant and Tandoori Nights.

Meeting and Conferences
The hotel is a perfect place for business and social affairs. A banquet hall can accommodate up to 300 guests. It has 4 versatile function rooms, a boardroom and conference rooms. These include the Rangmahal, Majli’s, Sammelan, Extension Hall and Boardroom. Meeting facilities include data ports for computer, video-conferencing and audio-visual presentations.

The elegant surroundings and facilities of Landmark Hotel have consistently surprised its guests with its high standards. Every room provides a range of impeccable services, assuring a comfortable stay. These are the results of being the best hotel in Kanpur.

May 13, 2009

Apartments in Dubai – A Costly Affair, But Affordable Apartments Are Available Too

Filed under: Uncategorized — Leon @ 3:28 am

Dubai is one of the most hot holiday destinations in the world and a place for employment of millions from South East Asia. This cosmopolitan city witness millions of people visiting the city for holiday, jobs and business. Dubai offers wide range of hotels, private villas, apartments and hotel apartments for accommodation. If you intend to stay longer in Dubai for any reason or holidaying in large group or family; you will need complete privacy which can be offered by none other than apartments. It is a better option to than staying in hotels.

Luxury apartments in Dubai are fully furnished and high quality holiday rentals for family vacation, honeymoon travellers, and executive travellers. Most of them are located for best sea views and are equipped with regular amenities. Renting an apartment in Dubai is an ideal idea for a large group of traveller or those who need privacy. There are apartments which are available at much cheaper price than hotels. The apartments in Dubai become more convenient for families and friends to visit guests.

Apartments in Dubai offer an awesome experience with cosmopolitan, unique, free spirited atmosphere and stimulating lifestyle. The apartments are located within easy reach from cultural and heritage location; business districts; shopping centers and beaches. The rental apartments aim to offer clients and guests modern and stylish rooms for long term and short term stays.

If you are unfamiliar with the city and don’t know how to find apartments in Dubai. Take the easiest way of Internet to find one. There are lots of hotels and associates which are available online with their apartment rental services. You can book one such apartment online and call them for further instructions. If you book apartments before reaching Dubai, you will be picked from the airport by a taxi sent by the owner or caretaker of the apartments.

Whether you are a traveler or a job seeker or a new resident to this world class city; and you need a play for stay furnished apartments would be the most viable option for you. Such apartments are also available for those who are looking for some kind of permanent settlement or may be just for few years. They are rented out for extensive periods of time. You don’t have to face the hassles of buying furniture or other interiors. All you have to do is get your own clothes and other needful accessories if you wish. When you leave, you just have to pack bags and move out.

Affordable furnished apartments in Dubai are available in all residential areas. Services like grocery stores, restaurants, pharmacies, and shopping malls have an easy access from such apartments.

May 6, 2009

Experience Marital Bliss in Exotic Locales

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Few places in the country are better than the beach paradise of Goa. The magical land of Goa, offers a unique blend of sea, sand, sex and sunshine to those who come here to relax and unwind in the lap of nature.

The peaceful landscape of Goa provides the perfect backdrop for a honeymoon couple to shed their inhibitions and have unbridled fun in the lap of nature. Amidst the rushing waves, couples can play beach volleyball, swim or just laze around close to the beach and get some exotic sun tan. There is simply no better place in the country other than Goa to kick-start your honeymoon. The land of Goa abounds in scenic natural beauty and one gets a good, wholesome, joyous feeling just thinking about the place.

Not for nothing do couples make a beeline for a honeymoon in Goa. Its beautiful secluded beaches provide just the right amount of privacy to couples who would want to spend some quiet time with each other. The romantic beaches of Anjuna and Vagator are simply mesmerizing. Their proximity to the Calangute beach makes them popular amongst honeymooners. Calangute beach is known as the “Queen” amongst all beaches in Goa as the rushing waves provide a thrill that is matched by no other.

A heaven in itself for honeymooners, the beach paradise of Goa is replete with old monuments that provide a glimpse into its colonial past. Couples can choose to roam around in the hinterland and marvel at the ancient monuments. There are quite a few wildlife resorts where you can see wild animals roaming freely in and around their natural habitats. Goa, takes care of its tourists quite well and offers a plethora of entertainment options to the visiting tourists. Cruises have emerged as one of the most sought after entertainment options amongst honeymooners. Santa Monica, one of the oldest and the most entertaining cruises takes visitors through a sunset river cruise with an onboard cultural troupe that entertains guests with its song and dance performances.

April 30, 2009

Comfortable Cheap London Hotels

Filed under: Uncategorized — Leon @ 3:09 am

London is one of the favorite tourist destinations of the world. The historical city invites tourists to visit many historical sites that are in abundance in the city. If you are visiting London, and you are history enthusiasts, there are a few hotels in London that are quite similar to houses in Dickens stories.

There is a lot of discount hotels in London. These hotels offer reasonable bed and breakfast and are situated in all the London Districts. You will have to choose from your point as to which hotel will serve your purpose and comfort.

The cheap London hotels are comfortable without having any frills or overhead expenditures. They offer some of the cheapest accommodation in London. One location to find such hotels is the district of the Kings Cross or St Pancras. Locations like Paddington, Victoria and Earls Court all have reasonable bed and breakfast places. They are clean and do not make a dent on your savings.

The scene of cheap London hotels is not limited to bed and breakfast places only. The choice is yours; if your budget allows it you can get a bargain in the main stream hotels. The only thing is that you have to do researching for it. There are areas like Bayswater, Paddington and Kensington where the majority of tourists come during the weekend. During mid week there are many discount deals going on in London Hotels located there.

There are quite a few business districts in London city like the Soukwark, Count Hall and Euston. Here during the week time there are many visitors visiting for their business, however during the weekend these hotels are not so full and so if you look properly you can find a good bargain for yourself.

On the northern corner of Hyde Park there is Bayswater which is packed and full of budget hotels having services suitable to this sector of tourist. However, as it is a major tourist attraction during midweek you will find rates cheaper than the weekend. A comfortable hotel in this area is the Blakemore Hotel.

To stay in Paddington will be very comfortable as the Paddington station is here and it links to the Heathrow Express link. As it has first-rate transport connections you can make it your base and explore the city from this place. Cheap London hotels can be found here too. The rates are competitive and quite cheap compared to Oxford Street and West end which are quite nearby. It is the central place from where to explore the city and gives good value for your money.

Victoria is a location which cannot be beaten; it has many important tourists’ sites like the Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and London Eye very close to it. It is very well connected to the airport as well as other parts of the city. You will find much cheap bed and breakfast type of hotels behind the station, though there are not many with variable quality. There is a limited supply of 3 and 4 star hotels in this area. The cheap hotel London in this area will not disappoint you for sure.

April 24, 2009

Cheap Hotels in Omaha – Finding Deals on the Web Vs on the Phone

Filed under: Uncategorized — Leon @ 3:07 am

If you happen to see a great deal on a hotel booking site, such as, it is likely that that hotel booking site gave you the hotel deal not because it is such a special site, but because it has better relations with that hotel than other websites. I’ll give you guys an example…

Magnolia Hotel, the first hotel you see in the search results of for the Omaha area, at the time this article was written, has a deal for $104.30 per night for a stay between May 19th and May 21st. Orbitz had the second lowest price, $139.69, clearly a lot more than what has. I called the Magnolia and was quotes a really high price, $159. I kindly asked, “Is that the lowest you can go?” I mentioned to her that I’ve been browsing online. Knowing that that $159 price is much higher than anything online, she tells me: “Yes, we can match any price online”. She gives me a lower price, slightly lower than the $159 price, which she gets from the hotel website. I ask her if she could go any lower. She says yes, “we can match any price online”, a far cry away from the original $159 and very different from the time she told me that she can only match the price on the hotel’s own website. I tell her that is offering $104 per night and she offers to match the price. Clearly, the hotel itself decides what the deals will be and the websites simply advertise these rates, determined by the hotels. Who ever has the better relationships with hotels gets the better deals. From the the research I’ve done so far, has the most offers in their standard listings of hotels. By standard I mean listings of hotels only, not packages which might include things such as a hotel, flight, and/or rental car.

Rather than just looking for hotel deals online, you can also try calling the hotel itself. Often, they wlll have special deals which you can only get by calling them directly. Regardless, if you are booking a hotel in a popular area and/or at a popular time, the discounts you see online will likely be the best you can get. In the end, there is no “best” way to find a hotel. You can get good deals both online and by dealing with the hotels directly.

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