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  • in reply to: House and pet sitting (your home) #86978

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    Hi Denise,
    Have you tried the service: https://www.trustedhousesitters.com/us/ They do house swaps between travelers who want someone to take care of their home and/or pets, and those who want to get away and stay in a homelike setting. Very good reputation; they’ve been operating in Europe for years and are relatively new to the U.S.
    Good luck!

  • in reply to: Need someone to drive your car cross country? #78692

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    Hello all potential drivers, car owners and wannabe’ passengers!

    Thanks to community member Mark Dougherty and the team at CNBC, here’s a great guide to understanding what it takes to have your car transported as well as the responsibility of transporting vehicles:

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/12/retirees-are-driving-for-dollars.html

  • in reply to: Need someone to drive your car cross country? #74472

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    Need someone to drive your car cross country?

    These replies have been reposted by the Forum moderator for those looking for a ride share, willing to drive, or needing someone to transport their vehicle in the U.S. or Canada.

    Thu, 02/15/2018 – 21:32 (new)#2
    Invisigal
    Rhinebeck, NY to Santa Barbara, CA ASAP
    Hi Folks!

    I have a Jetta in Rhinebeck, NY that I need driven to Santa Barbara, CA (or LA area), the sooner the better. You would pay your own expenses and gas. Thanks!

    Mon, 02/19/2018 – 13:29 (new)(Reply to #378) #3
    MarkD
    Rhinebeck, NY to Santa Barbara, CA ASAP
    Just an option for you and I can do it ASAP.

    This is what I post on Craigslist Rideshare San Diego:

    Driver for your Uhaul/Penske or your vehicle cross country

    If you need a driver for your rental truck or your vehicle please read then contact me.
    I am a driver for people that need there vehicle driven to their destination. I charge $10 an hour driving time. The driving time is determined by Google maps driving time and for example the driving time between San Diego and Sarasota was 35 hours and the driving cost was $350 and that is a flat rate. If the actual driving time is 40 hours the cost is still $350. You pay all expenses which include fuel, meals, motel, return plane ticket to San Diego and transportation to departure airport. I recently drove a Penske 26′ truck from San Diego to Sarasota, FL. I departed at 2 am and drove to El Paso, Tx arriving approx 5 pm, I left at 2 am the next day and drove to Sulfur, LA arriving around 5 pm and again I left the next morning at 2 am arriving in Sarasota, FL around 9:30 pm. This is almost 2500 miles. I flew back to San Diego on the 4th day. The total expenses for the 4 day trip was $1808 for the meals, motel, plane ticket and fuel. The last night for the motel the person who I drove for paid for that night and the rental truck charge was on their card. I charge the expenses on my credit card and I ask for two receipts, one for your records and one for mine. I ask you put the plane ticket on your card. So this is an estimate of what I can do for you if you need a moving truck driven cross country. The cost would be a lot less as the fuel use is a lot less. 500 mile minimum.

    My name is Mark Dougherty, I live in Lakeside, CA in San Diego County, my cell is 619-993-6577, home 619-443-6537. emailmdougher4@cox.net.

    Thu, 02/15/2018 – 19:05 (new)#4
    Katylusweet
    Need a driver from Louisville, KY to Flagstaff, AZ
    Hello,
    I’m looking for a trustworthy driver to bring my elderly mother’s car from Louisville, KY to Flagstaff, AZ.
    Hopefully, someone looking to save $ and travel west. Will pay gas and return flight. Serious inquiries only. The timing is soon but flexible.

    Thanks!

    Thu, 02/15/2018 – 18:43 (new)#6
    Alicanessa
    TRI STATE AREA TO HOUSTON TEXAS
    Hi,
    My boyfriend and I are looking to head down to Houston the third week of March. If anyone is looking to transport their car in the tri-state area to Houston we would be more than happy to do so.
    aleeecanessa@gmail.com please email me if you have any questions
    Thanks!

    Mon, 02/12/2018 – 16:24 (new)#7
    davescott214
    Will drive your car from California to East Coast – pay gas!
    Hello, I am a 34 year old medical professional who is moving from San Diego to NYC. I would like to go sometime mid to end of March. Somewhat flexible. If you have a car that needs transport East I would be happy to drive it, all you need to do is cover gas!!! I would just like to get there cheaply with some of my things so its a win win for both of us.
    I have a perfect driving record and have AAA and insurance. Please contact me if interested.
    David

    Sat, 02/17/2018 – 14:49 (new)(Reply to #372) #8
    Rebeccargray
    Interested!
    Please email me: gray.rebecca.rose@gmail.com

    Mon, 02/26/2018 – 01:48 (new)(Reply to #373) #9
    davescott214
    Just sent you an email
    Just sent you an email

    Sat, 02/17/2018 – 14:48 (new)(Reply to #371) #10
    Rebeccargray
    Interested!
    Hey Dave—my folks are wanting to give me their car, and we’re looking for someone to drive it from LA to Boston. We can work something out regarding San Diego/NYC. Let’s talk!

    Fri, 02/16/2018 – 17:23 (new)(Reply to #370) #11
    lkillen
    California to East Coast reply
    Please email me lizahopeshred@yahoo.com – I need to get a car from Long Beach, CA to NYC. Does this work? Thanks, Liza

    Sun, 02/11/2018 – 00:21 (new)#12
    alfiesprout
    Driving cross-country this summer
    Hi there!
    My husband and I are going from New York to Denver and back to New Hampshire in August (I know we might be a little bit early on this), and wondered if anyone might be moving or need a car driven either direction! Please let me know if you do!
    We’re both great drivers with excellent driving records, and we’re just interested in taking the “scenic” route across the country this summer!
    Would love to work something out!
    Thanks!

    Thu, 02/08/2018 – 01:45 (new)#13
    graciano69
    San Diego
    I need someone to drive my car to San Diego in June?

    Fri, 02/09/2018 – 15:06 (new)(Reply to #367) #14
    MarkD
    RE: San Diego
    I replied yesterday and I do not see it here on My Family Travels, I will try a different post:

    This is what I post on Craigslist Rideshare San Diego:
    Driver for your Uhaul/Penske or your vehicle cross country

    If you need a driver for your rental truck or your vehicle please read then contact me.
    I am a driver for people that need there vehicle driven to their destination. I charge $10 an hour driving time. The driving time is determined by Google maps driving time and for example the driving time between San Diego and Sarasota was 35 hours and the driving cost was $350 and that is a flat rate. If the actual driving time is 40 hours the cost is still $350. You pay all expenses which include fuel, meals, motel, return plane ticket to San Diego and transportation to departure airport. I recently drove a Penske 26′ truck from San Diego to Sarasota, FL. I departed at 2 am and drove to El Paso, Tx arriving approx 5 pm, I left at 2 am the next day and drove to Sulfur, LA arriving around 5 pm and again I left the next morning at 2 am arriving in Sarasota, FL around 9:30 pm. This is almost 2500 miles. I flew back to San Diego on the 4th day. The total expenses for the 4 day trip was $1808 for the meals, motel, plane ticket and fuel. The last night for the motel the person who I drove for paid for that night and the rental truck charge was on their card. I charge the expenses on my credit card and I ask for two receipts, one for your records and one for mine. I ask you put the plane ticket on your card. So this is an estimate of what I can do for you if you need a moving truck driven cross country. The cost would be a lot less as the fuel use is a lot less. 500 mile minimum.

    My name is Mark Dougherty, I live in Lakeside, CA in San Diego County, my cell is 619-993-6577, home 619-443-6537. email mdougher4@cox.net.

    Thu, 02/08/2018 – 22:47 (new)(Reply to #366) #15
    Andy 64
    I’m available
    Email me at goldreplicant@gmail.com if you’re interested in finding a driver. Thanks! – Andy

    Mon, 01/22/2018 – 20:48#17
    rikkival
    Looking for driver
    Looking for someone to drive our 16-foot UHaul from Chicago to Portland mid-April. Flexible with dates. Please reply with your rate and inclusions.

    Tue, 02/06/2018 – 19:52 (new)(Reply to #363) #18
    MarkD
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    Joined: 10/06/2017 – 19:24
    RE:Looking for driver
    I replied earlier and I have an update. There is a chance that I am going to have a driving job from Austin to Chicago around 4/19 so the difference from my first offer is that I would only need the return flight from Portland to San Diego.
    My cell is 619-993-6577, home 619-443-6537, email mdougher4@cox.net
    Sincerely
    Mark Dougherty

    Wed, 01/24/2018 – 21:29(Reply to #362) #19
    MarkD

    Sun, 01/21/2018 – 01:30#20
    kristabarra
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    Joined: 01/21/2018 – 01:22
    Hello! My husband and I are
    Hello! My husband and I are available Mid-March to drive your car cross country starting from the NYC area. Please get in touch for details!

    Mon, 01/22/2018 – 21:36(Reply to #354) #21
    Volcanofire
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    Joined: 01/22/2018 – 21:33
    Earlier? Where?
    Hi, Kristabarra:
    Would you and your husband be up for travel a bit earlier, e.g. in February? Also, where on the West Coast are you headed? Please share a bit more of your story.
    I need to get my car from Greenfield, MA to San Diego, CA but am looking for someone in early to mid-February.
    Thanks for letting me know more.
    Christine

    Thu, 02/08/2018 – 22:46 (new)(Reply to #360) #22
    Andy 64
    I’m available
    Email me at goldreplicant@gmail.com if you’re still needing a driver

    Palyash11
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    Joined: 01/26/2018 – 04:27
    Professional class A & school bus certification
    I’m willing to get you car safely from feb morning Saturday 17 to 18 to 19 San Diego and I driven truck before and now the road work local as a bus driver and I will cover my own food and sleep expenses so it will be a good deal, we can come up with something that works for us. So get in touch with me 209-782-0020 thanks

    Wed, 01/31/2018 – 19:50 (new)(Reply to #357) #26
    MarkD
    Update Greenfield, MA to San Diego, CA
    I have an update for your search for driver to drive from Greenfield, MA to San Diego, CA. I saw this on Boston Craigslist yesterday:

    $300 – Drive my sweet dog to San Francisco
    I’m looking for someone to give my small (25lb) well-behaved, crate-trained 6-year-old pup a ride to San Francisco.
    Her name is Leah, and she’s a sweetheart. She’s accustomed to traveling in cars (has been on a cross-country road trip about 5-6 times so far in her life).
    She loves everyone, and is friendly with dogs and people. She’s happy to travel in her soft crate in the car if that works better for you.
    If you’re driving cross-counry and think you might be able to take her, please drop me a line and tell me about yourself/your trip.
    Happy to chip in $300 for gas and I will include all the food she needs.

    NOTE: If this ad is up, I’m still looking for someone! I’ll remove it once I find someone.

    The posting is still up. This will help for your cost to get your car to San Diego. I would drive from Greenfield to San Francisco to San Diego. i am available. My cell is 619-993-6577, home 619-443-6537, email mdougher4@cox.net. I live in Lakeside, Ca 92040 which is in east county of San Diego.
    Sincerely
    Mark Dougherty

    Palyash11
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    Last seen: 1 month 1 day ago
    Joined: 01/26/2018 – 04:27
    Class A & school bus certified
    Hi I can drive your car from ma to San Diego, ca and I know road very well. I have a class A with school bus certified clean record of driving and I will cover my food and sleep so just call me or contact. First time using this site so hopefully I will hear back thanks

    kristabarra
    Need someone to drive your car cross country?
    My husband and I are available starting Mid-March to drive your vehicle cross country beginning around the NYC area! Please get in touch for details.

    Mon, 02/05/2018 – 20:38
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    deedee
    need to get my car from Redondo Beach California to Chicagoland area
    Hey, do you know anyone interested in driving my 2017 Toyota Rav from Redondo Beach California (Los Angeles area)to the Chicagoland area? I will pay for gas 🙂
    Please call or forward my number..
    Thanks
    DeeDee
    312-709-2771

    holtrterry@gmail.com
    Car Transport
    Hi Dee Dee, Did you ever get your car transported?
    Thanks, Terry Holt

    holtrterry@gmail.com
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    Joined: 11/06/2017 – 13:23
    Henry Archer Personal Auto Transport
    Contact Me….www.henryarcher.org

  • in reply to: What are the best places to visit in Jakarta? #73719

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    National Museum was great. I went there with my friend, whom like museum sightseeing much, and as what she said that this place is amazing and I admit that as soon as I walk from each room there. It will be great if the governor puts all the old statue into a glass which is will be good for the maintenance. But overall the experience was great, try it. Sorry about my bad English.

    posted by nicoalvesh

  • in reply to: What are the best places to visit in Jakarta? #73718

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    You must try the national museum, It is well maintained and not to be missed. The building itself was of Dutch architecture. Lots of artifacts from Hindu and Buddhist temple are showcased here. There were a lot of kids coming from all over the country to visit. Watch out for rip-off taxis there.

    posted by hamiltonwestenberg

  • in reply to: What are the best places to visit in Jakarta? #73717

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    Yes, Royale Jakarta it is!!! It was designed as a championship golf course; this is not an easy course especially for my embarrassing handicap. But the contour, the challenging, the maintenance on the course is very good. The club house design is nice. They also have a very nice service. I agree it is expensive.

    posted by vypersuomi

  • in reply to: What are the best places to visit in Jakarta? #73716

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    If you are into golf then you must try Royale Jakarta, it is a beautiful golf course with international standard and excellent facilities. If you are in Jakarta, it’s the best place to play golf. Really nice golf course in the middle of the city. I believe it’s the best-maintained golf course in the area, with precision cut fairways and beautiful landscaping. The blue / black tees are long and difficult, especially with the super slippery greens. But, it’s worth to play. It’s one of my favorite courses in Jakarta. Highly recommended but bring lots of money.

    posted by vurocolley

  • in reply to: What are the best places to visit in Jakarta? #73715

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    If you will be travelling with kids then you must try Kidzania. It is outstanding for kids 4 to 14, experience, activities, participation for kids to role play in real life adult roles, it’s an amazing concept. Everyone should take their kids to KIDZANIA, Jakarta is one of the first international KidZanai’s but now they are in many places like Bangkok, KL, Seoul, Dubai, Osaka and about 15 others… Great family edutainment.

    posted by weranowicki

  • in reply to: What are the best places to visit in Jakarta? #73714

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    This place is worth a visit. Go ahead and be spontaneous, it will be fun. Jakarta is a very nice place. I loved it. Stick to foreign areas at night.

    posted by merliajtrottler

  • in reply to: What are the best places to visit in Jakarta? #73713

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    Are you the type who loves beautiful architecture? Then appreciate the European-style cathedral in the bustling city of Jakarta. It is interesting that Jakarta’s only cathedral is located just right across the largest mosque in Indonesia. The cathedral dates back to the Dutch colonial era. The church is open 7 days a week for anyone who wish to visit. It’s definitely a nice quiet place of worship.

    posted by forrestherve

  • in reply to: What are the best places to visit in Jakarta? #73712

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    It was an awesome relic structure in the midst of Jakarta and in the vicinity of the 6th Biggest Mosque as well. Amazing structure inside out. Great place to visit. Just a warning though, be very cautious about scams.

    posted by almondharry

  • in reply to: What are the best places to visit in Jakarta? #73711

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    I am into art so for the greatest place to visit in Jakarta is the Art:1 art gallery. I love the architectural design of the building and the artwork inside is simply marvelous; add friendly and helpful staff and a cup of coffee on the roof area of the building, definitely a nice place for art lovers go.

    posted by damirpavla80

  • in reply to: What are the best places to visit in Jakarta? #73710

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    widayanto ceramic house is wonderful. The place is clean and calm. Ceramics are attractive. I just found my most favorite place in Jakarta.

    posted by dimpyroy1090

  • in reply to: What are the best places to visit in Jakarta? #73709

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    Jakarta, capital of Indonesia. In Jakarta there are many tourist attractions. Starting from the national historical, cultural attractions, and etc. The uniqueness of the tourist attraction in Jakarta is formed from diverse ethnic and national character in Indonesia. Not a few foreign tourists who choose Jakarta as a tourist destination in Indonesia other than Bali, or other tourist spots.

    Tourist attractions in Jakarta with historical categories, include Pancasila Sakti Monument, National Museum, and Central Station TVRI. While the tourist attractions in Jakarta included in cultural tourism include Taman Ismail Marzuki, the Istiqlal Mosque, and Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII). For travelers who are looking for tour in Jakarta with a beautiful natural conditions, the attractions that you should visit is the Ragunan Zoo, Kepulauan Seribu and Taman Impian Jaya Anciol. For tourists who want to enjoy the offerings are modern type, you can explore the city at night.

    Here are top tourist attractions in Jakarta, Indonesia:

    1. National Monument (Monas)
    Monas is one of the entertainment center of the city. National Monument become an icon of Jakarta city. Monas peak gold plated and looks shining brightly in the night. This tourist attraction is a gathering place for people from diverse social status. Here is often used as the center of arts and culture festival event that can be enjoyed by the general public for free.

    In the complex monument, there is Museum Gajah Mada. Museum houses a variety of cultural and artistic richness of the historic property of Indonesia. Archaeological objects found in Indonesia, many are kept in Monas. So no doubt when on vacation visited Monas and students who want to learn the richness of Indonesian culture from prehistoric times to the present. Monas are often used to host national and international sporting events.

    2. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah/TMII (Miniature Park Of Indonesia)
    TMII a miniature cultural richness of Indonesia from Sabang to Merauke. This tourist attractions represents cultural diversity and charm of the tribes who lived on the islands of Indonesia. Tourists who visit TMII can see a variety of platforms custom homes, custom clothing, sacred objects particular tribe, to the arts and cultural dance performances from 33 provinces in Indonesia.

    Not only that, TMII is one of the tourist attractions in Jakarta with the widest area. You will not be able to explore the unique tourist attractions in Jakarta in just one day. TMII has a number of museums of art and culture for students. For example, craft and engineering museum, museum reptiles, birds museums, and theaters Keong Mas. At certain times in TMII, national cultural arts festival held with a particular theme.

    3. Ancol Dreamland
    Ancol is a popular tourist attraction in North Jakarta since its establishment in 1966, Ancol Bay City or also known as Ancol Dreamland is the largest and most interesting recreation park in the Jakarta. It consists amongst others of a golf course, a theme park, hotels, nightclubs and swimming pools. It is located at the north of Jakarta on reclaimed land at the Bay of Jakarta.

    Tourist attractions at Ancol Dreamland:

    Fantasy World (Dunia fantasi). Jakarta’s theme park with over 40 rides and attractions including the Halilintar twisted roller coaster and shows. Ticket price for entrance to Fantasy World is Rp 135,000 per person on weekdays.
    Atlantis Water adventure. A five hectare large water park themed on the mythological city of Atlantis with a wave pool, waterfall pool, slides, children’s pools, continues flowing river pool and restaurants.

    Ancol Bay City
    Sea world. One of the largest oceanarium in South East Asia featuring pools for alligators and sharks, and a few general pools as the Sea friends pool and the Main pool

    Pasar Seni: An art market which in the course of it’s 25 years history has become a center for handicrafts and other art products as well as a center for artists to directly create and sell their products.
    Executive Golf Fun, Ancol’s 18 holes international beach golf course.
    Beaches. Within the resort you can find the Carnival beach and the Festival beach.

    4. Ragunan Zoo
    Ragunan Zoo was the first zoo in Indonesia. The zoo was founded in 1864 under the name “Planten En Dierentuin”, which means “Plants and the Zoo.” Jakarta Capital City Government donated 30 hectares of land area which is home to the zoo. Jakarta Governor Ali Sadikin inaugurate Wildlife Areas of Ragunan on June 22, 1966. Currently Ragunan Zoo is located in the Ragunan, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, Indonesia. The zoo with an area 140 acres, there are various collection consisting of 295 species and 4040 specimens.

    5. Jakarta Old Town
    Jakarta Old Town is also known as Old Batavia. Jakarta Old Town or familiarly called the Old Town is a small area in Jakarta which has an area of ??1.3 square kilometers across North Jakarta and West Jakarta, covering areas Pinangsia, Taman Sari and Roa Malacca. Jakarta Old Town is an area that is still strong with the history and culture of both the Dutch and Chinese.

    Jakarta Old Town presents antique atmosphere typical of the Old Town and its many historic buildings and museums, in addition we are also able to enjoy the nautical tourism, shopping, historical and cultural tours, recreation and entertainment, and special interest tours.

    posted by BackpackerJoe

  • in reply to: What are the best places to visit in Jakarta? #73708

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    I would recommend you to visit:
    National Gallery;
    Jakarta Cathedral;
    Jakarta History Museum.

    posted by R.A.

  • in reply to: Traveling in Europe with Family #73703

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    PARIS is my favorite city in the world. The Seine and the bridges that cross it, the grand boulevards, the monumental squares, the magnificent monuments, the charming streets of Montmartre — these images of Paris confirm that it is indeed the most elegant and sophisticated of all cities. It has inspired practically every major world capital, with every city claiming its own Champs-Elysèes, and Place des Vosges becoming the prototype of residential squares throughout Europe. Sit at an outdoor café table or go on a boat tour of the Seine and see it all romantically flash before your eyes.

    last time me and my wife visit in Paris. we lot of enjoy on this trip.

    posted by Marcus Nocholas

  • in reply to: Traveling in Europe with Family #73702

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    In Euope, Keep It Simple!

    your family will be much happier if you stay in fewer hotels, but more nights in each one. Easier for all ages and you may even get to know your neighborhood.

    posted by moderator

  • in reply to: Traveling in Europe with Family #73701

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    We are looking into booking our flights soon, but need to decide how many nights to stay in each place and whether to keep it simple or try and fit in a little more.
    posted by husseycopper

  • in reply to: Traveling in Europe with Family #73700

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    Hi guys!

    I wanna invite you to visit Poznan or Wroclaw in Poland. This city is full of surpirises..sorry.. dwarfs 😉 Yous should see it! If you decide to come by You should stay in Ikar Hotel

    posted by alexc

  • in reply to: Traveling in Europe with Family #73699

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    Actually i travelled with this company once or twice too. I gotta say their services are quite good but i prefer not spening money on such stuff and travel myself. Much more fun

    posted by fanbrits

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