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Eating Well While TravelingPosted On: 07/30/2018
Being away from home, staying in unfamiliar places, and not being familiar with where to get nutritious meals can wreak havoc on your diet. Here are a few tips to help you make healthy decisions while traveling:
At the Airport
Most larger airports have a vast array of eating options to choose from, but they’re notoriously overpriced. If you’re watching your budget along with your waistline, eat before getting to the airport. While it might be appealing to snack or indulge while you’re waiting for your flight, have a game plan of when you plan to eat and stick with it.
Bring food with you in your carry-on, along with an empty water bottle that you can fill up after you get past security. Nuts and dried fruit are good snacking choices, as well as hummus and cut veggies, sandwiches, chips or leftovers in collapsible containers.
If you have dietary restrictions like being vegan or gluten-free, you will most likely be able to find a few options, even at smaller airports. Try baked potatoes from fast food joints like Wendy’s, or a veggie-only wrap at a sandwich shop. Most restaurants will accommodate your allergies and dietary preferences if you ask.
During Your Flight
If hunger hits at 30,000 feet and you forgot to pack your own snacks or to eat beforehand, you can either stick it out or go for airline food. Some airlines have elevated their food quality, but it won’t come cheap. For insight, check out Love Exploring’s list of best airline food.
At the Hotel
Pick up some easy-to-prepare food at a nearby grocery store or market, if possible. Even if you stock up on just breakfast and snack items, you’ll eat better and save money.
Ask for a microwave and refrigerator be delivered if your room doesn’t have them. The hotel may charge you extra, but it’s well worth it if you can prepare and store your food from the grocery store or leftovers from eating out.
How to Perfect Your Family VacationPosted On: 07/10/2018
At C&L Air Limo we provide car service to Logan Airport and Manchester Airport, and over the years, we've seen the beginning and end of many family vacations. Here are some tips to help plan a great family vacation!
Plan in Advance
When traveling with children or teens, its crucial to plan your itinerary in advance. Sure, when you travel with another adult it can be fun to play everything day by day and not make firm plans. When you're traveling with youngsters, they need structure! You should know in advance what you're doing each day to give your kids structure.
Activities During Idle Time
If you're going to be traveling with children, you should have something to keep them occupied during idle times. Books or toys (quiet toys) during the car ride to and from the airport and during the flight will come in handy. Light mess-free snacks to keep the occupied will also bode well.
Involve Your Kids in Planning
This one speaks for itself, you should let your kids give their input on their day to day activities. This is also a great way to get them excited about the trip in advance. If you're going to Disney for example it’s almost impossible to do every activity during a few day tip. Go over the attractions on the places you plan to visit and let your kids pick which ones they want to do the most!
Reduce Stress When Possible
Vacations should be fun for everyone, but everyone who has gone through a family vacation knows that traveling can be a bit stressful at times. That's why it’s important to reduce stress when possible. Many family friendly attractions offer the ability to purchase tickets online in advance. We all know children aren't the most patient people and taking away time waiting in line with them will help everyone out. Make a trip to the grocery store when you get to the hotel and pick up water bottles and non-perishable snacks. You'll save money and time in the long run.
Finally, we do recommend booking a car service to the airport. Children get excited when they see a big SUV pull up to the house and they know their vacation is about to begin. You don't have to worry about making it on time to the airport, dealing with parking, and getting your whole family to the terminal.
Affordable Places to Vacation in the United StatesPosted On: 06/18/2018
Now that school is out, it’s time for a family trip. If you want to explore a beautiful location without the expense, here are some of the most affordable vacation spots in the United States:
1. Grand Canyon, Arizona Carved by the powerful Colorado River, the Grand Canyon is a staggering 277 miles long canyon, up to 18 miles wide, and attains a depth of over a mile. A popular destination spot, it is known for its visually overwhelming size and its colorful and intricate landscape. The exposed rock layers reveal much of the early geologic history of North America.
2. Yosemite, California A United States national park lying in the western Sierra Nevada of California and covers almost 1,200 square miles. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, lakes, mountains, meadows, and glaciers. Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness.
3. Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada A large freshwater lake that straddles the state lines of California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine like in North America. The lake was formed 2 million years ago as part of the Lake Tahoe Basin and is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains. Home to winter sports, summer outdoor recreation, and scenery enjoyed throughout the year, including snow and ski resorts.
4. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Spanning an area of almost 3,500 square miles comprising lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges, Yellowstone was the first national park in the U.S. and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world. The park is known for its wildlife (Grizzly bears, wolves, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk) and its many geothermal features, especially the Old Faithful geyser. The Yellowstone Park bison herd is the oldest and largest public bison herd in the United States.
5. Maui, Hawaii Literally voted the “Best Island in the World,” Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands. With its nice weather and countless swimmable beaches, snorkeling and windsurfing being the most popular activities on Maui.
Ready to get your vacation started? Contact C&L Air Limo at 978.692.9303 and we’ll pick you up and bring you to the airport!
30 Years of Reliable Airport Shuttle ServicePosted On: 06/18/2018
C&L Air Limo has been providing quality airport shuttle service to Boston Logan airport since 1986. That’s nearly 30 years of family vacations, business trips, and sightseeing that we’ve help make happen.
The most important factors when choosing a business is trust and reliability.
You need to know that your airport shuttle service is reliable. Longevity is a powerful sign. Companies with poor service don’t tend to last long. We strive to provide prompt, friendly service, and to make things as easy as possible for our customers, so your trip can go as smoothly as possible to and from the airport.
We have delighted travelers for the better part of the past 30 years. With C&L Air Limo, you know you’ll get reliable, trustworthy, and friendly service - we have the track record to prove it.
Why Take a Shuttle to the AirportPosted On: 05/31/2018
1) On Time: Experienced shuttle drives know how to get to the airport on time. With long security lines and changing gates, trust your arrival time to professionals.
2) Lower Cost: Airport parking? A taxi? If you’d rather not spend all your money before your flight, an airport shuttle is the economic way to go.
3) Stress-Free: No need to fill up a gas tank or find the rental car return place. No trying to fit your luggage onto the T during rush hour.
4) Reservations: Planning your trip to the airport has never been easier! Don’t wait around for an unreliable Uber driver – reserve your airport shuttle ahead of time and have peace of mind.
5) Reliable: Trust your transportation to drivers who know the cities and airports. Award-winning, white-glove service every time.
Benefits of Using a Airport Shuttle for Family TravelPosted On: 04/30/2018
At C & L Air Limo, we've seen our fair share of beginnings and endings of family vacations. With trips to Logan Airport & Manchester Airport starting at 76$. Having been in operation for over 30 years, we know that family vacations are meant to be fun, but can sometimes start out rocky when traveling with small children. That's why we think the best way to get a family vacation off to a perfect start is to schedule airport transportation in advance.
Parking: Have you taken a look at parking prices at Logan Airport now days? If you go the cheapest option, the economy lot, you're looking at spending $25 a day. Over a week vacation that's $150! By using a airport shuttle, you also save time during your trip, eliminating stress in the whole airport travel process.
Stress Free: Traveling, especially with children, can be a stressful experience. Making sure everyone is on time, finding parking, making sure everyone has all the luggage they need, it all adds up. By scheduling transportation with C & L Air Limo, you can cross out some of the stressful points of traveling. Relax on the morning of your trip, and let the professionals in airport transportation make sure you make your flight on time. Use the extra time to make sure your children are attended to and are ready to go when we arrive.
Fun For Kids: One thing about using airport shuttles that adults don't realize? Children love taking them to the airport! They get excited when they see the driver pull into the drive way and they know their vacation is about to start! Family vacations are all about the kids, so start the trip off right!
Are you ready to start your family vacation on the right foot? Leave the stress of airport transportation to the experts. Contact C & L Air Limo today to reserve your ride!
3 Places You Should Visit If You Are Planning a Vacation in FebruaryPosted On: 01/17/2018
With the weather in New England continues to be in bad conditions, many people are planning their getaways. There is a lot going on in the United States and around the world. So here are 3 places you should visit if you are planning a vacation in February.
New Orleans aka “the Big Easy” is one of the best places to visit during the winter because of its great food, weather, and nightlife. The streets are filled with bars and restaurants that play live jazz in a cozy environment. When you are exploring the Big Easy, a poboy and beignets are a must try as the food infused the culinary arts of French, Cajun, Spanish, and American.
Don’t forget the biggest event in New Orleans in February is the Mardi Gars celebrations. This year, it will fall on February 13 and you can see the parades and revelry for days.
Did you know the month of February is the cheapest time of the year to go to Hawaii? Not only airfare is cheaper, the hotel rates also go down after the busy holiday seasons. In Hawaii, you will be able to enjoy its white sand beaches, learning how to surf, hiking its all natural state and national parks, and more. February is also the peak of the humpback whale-watching season. The island of Maui hosts the Whale Festival from February 10-24.
In 2018, the Chinese New Year falls in February and the whole country shuts down for a week, with banks and shops all shutting down during the first week of Chinese New Year. The capital, Beijing will have one of the largest celebrations in the country with plenty of food and entertainment. The whole holiday period traditionally ends with the Lantern Festival.
Eager to go on these adventures during February? Contact C&L Air Limo today to schedule a ride to Boston Logan or Manchester Airport.
5 Places to Visit in January, 2018Posted On: 12/22/2017
Winter has finally arrived here in New England and snow is coming early this year as well. If you like the cold and snow, the ski resorts in New England are great places for you. However, for many that don’t like the cold, it’s time to fly to places that are much warmer with amazing white sand beaches and icy cold drinks on the side. So here are five places to visit in January.1. Miami
Miami is a popular vacation spot to escape the snow and rain in the Northeast. In fact, Florida will have the lowest humidity during the month of January. In addition to the white sand beaches, you can visit outdoor attractions such as the Wynwood Walls and Zoo Miami without breaking too much of a sweat. You should book early if you are planning to go to Miami during this time because of the snowbirds flocking south.2. Cambodia
Cambodia is a destination that has been gaining popularity over the years. In addition to Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage site that was built in the 12th century, there are many other fabulous temples, white sand beaches, and breathtaking landscapes that would blow your mind. During the month of January, the weather is extremely pleasant, neither too hot nor too cold. Some key attractions include Kampot, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, and more.3. Lima
Because of its location in the Southern Hemisphere, its warm temperatures are perfect for the beautiful beaches in Lima. Then, if the heat is too much, there are plenty of impressive museums such as Museo de Arte de Lima or Museo Mario Testino. You can also celebrate Foundation Day during January which celebrates Peru’s settlement by the Spanish.4. Morocco
It is one of the top names in the list of warm places to visit in January. The vibrant country is famously known for its colorful markets and mosques. Lively cities like Marrakech and Tangier are wonderful to explore in addition the Atlas Mountains, Majorelle Garden, Medina Souks, and more.5. Costa Rica
Central America is known for its wetness and humidity. However, during January, Costa Rica is enjoying its driest times of the year. It is much easier to enjoy its outdoors and wildlife viewing opportunities. You can visit Monteverde Cloud Forest and the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge. You can also enjoy bullfights and outdoor concerts while you are in Costa Rica.
Eager to travel to these places already? Let us help by transporting you from the Westford area to Logan or Manchester Airport. Contact us today at 978-692-9303 to schedule a ride.
3 of the Most Festive Christmas Cities in the WorldPosted On: 11/27/2017
It is the holiday season and it is not too late plan a Christmas vacation with your family and friends. From blinking Christmas lights to handcrafted gifts, it is certainly the season to explore the globe. Here are three cities that are the most festive to spend your Christmas vacation.
New York City
For many Americans, New York has always been the hub of where it has the biggest holiday celebrations. The massive Christmas tree in the Rockefeller Center Plaza will be lit up and what caught the attention of many is the ice skating rink right outside. The Christmas tree is decorated with an astonishing 30000 LED lights.
Next, you can head to Macy’s Santaland, where you can meet Santa and filled with toy trains, elves, Christmas trees and you instantly feel you are in Christmas Village. Then you can also head to Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular where you will see many Santas dancing.
Vienna is one of the most festive cities in the world. The city’s iconic Christmas markets are filled with hand-crafted items and mulled wine and street foods. While shopping, you have the ability to try gingerbread, maroni, bratwurst and many more unique Austrian food. You can also test out your skating skills at the rink on the Rathausplatz plaza. The plaza is decorated with stunning Christmas lights bringing the city hall alive. Another event you can out is celebrated Christmas at the Hofburgkapelle chapel, featuring the world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir.
Taos, New Mexico
Taos is a small town in New Mexico and will give you a truly remarkable experience on Christmas celebrations. Due to its significant Native American and Hispanic population, the town’s holiday season is filled with activities like music, food, drink, and bonfires to passersby. Farolitos or little lanterns are hung on the streets of Taos. On Christmas Day, traditional dances while the Spanish play Los Pastores is performed.
3 Places to Visit in AustinPosted On: 10/23/2017
Austin is the capital of Texas and is the 11th most populous city in the United States. Its warm weathers allow the development of incredible music, delicious food, and vibrant scenery. Here are 3 things you should do when you visit Austin next time.
Zilker Park is the place in Austin where it offers many outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and jogging. It is also home to the Barton Springs and Umlauf Sculpture Garden, which displayed artworks of Charles Umlauf.
Barton Springs is a pool fed by a natural cold-water spring and there is plenty of room to float around and cool off. The temperatures in Austin can reach 100 degrees easily in the summer. It could be relaxing to lounge on the lawn alongside the pool. You can drink and eat along it.
Rainey Street is an area flourished with nightlife and it is filled with old houses converted into bars. It could get very crowded during the weekends and there are a lot of bachelor parties. The best time to visit is after work drinks with just enough people to get the environment going.
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If you are planning to travel to Austin, Texas from the Westford area in Massachusetts, contact C & L Air Limo to schedule a ride to and from Boston Logan and Manchester Airport.
3 Ways to Travel on a Budget in ReykjavikPosted On: 09/26/2017
Iceland is a very popular traveling destination in 2017. It is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean with an abundance of volcanoes and glaciers. With affordable airfare prices offered by Wow Air and Icelandic Air, many people around the world have flocked to Iceland to see its beauties. Not sure it has a direct correlation or not, the increase in tourism has also increased the prices of Iceland. While Iceland has always been expensive, its capital, Reykjavik is the most expensive. It is hard to stay on a budget.
So here are some ways to save some money
Cook your own food – Reykjavik is extremely expensive, where a dinner for two wine can cost over $100 and a bottle of water costs $4. It is highly recommended to NOT eat out as much as possible. Most Airbnbs have kitchens that will allow you to cook food in the house. If you rather stay out of the kitchen, there are many pre-made sandwiches and salads in convenience stores for around $4.
Nightlife and Drinks – Reykjavik’s bars don’t close until 4 to 5 am because no one goes out until 1 am. People would drink their own alcohol until the last minute. When going out, purchase a beer for $5 during happy hours. Another option is to purchase your alcohol in the duty-free stores when you arrive at the airport.
Accommodation – Reykjavik is home to many Airbnbs and has a large Couchsurfing community. Couchsurfing is a great way to meet local people and save money with a free place to stay. Airbnbs are great if traveling with a group of friends. You can own an entire apartment for around $100 per night.
Although Reykjavik is not as cheap as before, yet it is still possible to stay on budget with careful spending. You can also spend less time in the capital and head out to explore the rest of country to save money. Natural attractions outside the capital like Gullfoss, Glacial Lagoon, and Black Sand Beach are what Iceland is all about.
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If you are traveling to Iceland from the Greater Westford area, contact C & L Air Limo today. We are delighted to help you make the step by bringing you to the Logan Airport. Contact us at 978-692-9303 to learn more.
Don’t Let These Excuses Keep You From TravelingPosted On: 08/21/2017
There are many journeys in life we have to go through in life, going to school, getting a job, raising a family. However, traveling should be one of them as well because the amount of experience you will gain from traveling.
However, people always have found excuses everywhere to prevent them from traveling. Many of you will say: you are not ready, you are too scared, your family will be holding you back, etc, etc. As a result, it will never be the right time to travel for you.
1. …I don’t have enough money
Many people would think they needed to retire before they could travel a lot. Sure, you could take time off work and spend a couple of thousand dollars in Europe or Mexico and still have a blast. However, if you are cost saving, consider spend a little bit more on the plane ticket to travel to Southeast Asia, India, and much of Latin America can be extremely cheap. Staying in hostels instead of resorts and hotels, eating like locals can save you a significant amount of money at the end. It is important to change your mindset and the rest should work out fine.
2. …My parents are scared
Many parents might worry if you are traveling outside the United States, you might be in danger. Most people would not want to live with any regrets in life and not traveling should not be one of the regrets. There is no reason to stay at home to please your parents while they would want you to live a happy life. It’s your life, not theirs, the last decision should be made by you not your parents.
3. …I am waiting for my friends to join me
Traveling alone can be scary for many people who always thought traveling has to be done with friends or families. However, most of the time, when you are free, your friends can be busy, and vice versa. So, even though you would be traveling alone and might found trouble finding someone to take pictures for you, you could have the freedom to do whatever you want, go wherever you desire. In addition to that, you could meet other people on the journey, especially if you stay in a social hostel.
If you are making your first steps to travel in the Greater Westford area, contact C & L Air Limo today. We are a ride sharing service based in Westford serving residents in Chelmsford, Carlisle, Littleton, Acton, Groton and many other nearby towns. We offer affordable rides to both the Boston Logan and Manchester Airports. Contact us at 978-692-9303 to learn more.
5 Must-Have Items for Your Carry-On BagPosted On: 07/11/2017
Today, many airlines placed a restriction on how large a carry-on bag can be. The bag has to be 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches and before you board, you may be required to perform a check in front of the stewardess to see if your bag is under the limit. As a result, whether we, consumers like it or not, have to pack light and it can be a difficult task. So, we have gathered a few of the most basic travel necessities.
In this article, we are not going to cover items like your passport, credit cards, and chargers for electronics because we are going to assume you would have those packed before you leave your home.
5 Must-Have Items for Your Carry-On Bag
1. One of the first problems encountered by Americans traveling abroad is sanity of food and water. Many countries outside of the United States have dirtier water than the United States and could not be drunk straight from the tap. When the water is consumed, diarrhea or vomit might happen because the immune system is not used to the foreign bacteria. That is why it is important to bring over the counter drugs that will save you from frequent trips to the bathroom and avoid the unpleasant journey.
2. Another problem we may encounter on the plane is bacteria and germs on the plane. Planes can be a breeding group of illness-causing bacteria and they can exist on your food tray, your seat or your window. So, it is a good idea to keep a container of antibacterial wipes when a limited amount of water is available.
3. Warm clothes are highly recommended no matter of where you are headed. It is because the temperature on the plane can be very cold. You should have a long sleeve clothing on hand for the airplane ride going to a tropical paradise.
4. The recycled air on the plane may leave your skin very dehydrated so it is best to bring hydrating lotion and lip balm. One way to save space is using old contact cases to store a small amount of lotion.
5. Headphones, earbuds, earphones, regardless of what kind of headphones you have, you must bring noise-cancelling headphones. There could be a lot of noises on the plane, especially in long distance flight. It can also reduce stress and adrenaline produced by low-frequency jet noise.
Traveling and experiencing new cultures is exciting and packing these 5 items will make your trip on the plane easier. Contact C&L Air Limo for airport transportation to and from Boston Logan & Manchester Airport. We are proud to serve Westford, Acton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Chelmsford, and more.
3 Common Travel Scams to Avoid in 2017Posted On: 06/06/2017
3 Common Travel Scams to Avoid in 2017
As summer arrives, many people are finding their flights, reserving their desired hotels, and booking their itineraries. It is surely nice to take some time off your busy lives and go on to explore the different cultures of the world or relaxing on a white sand beach in the Caribbean. However, when you are traveling without a tour, it is important to be aware of the scams you might encounter while traveling in a foreign land.Here are three common travel scams to avoid in 2017:
The Taxi Overcharge
Many travelers have experienced taxi overcharges in a foreign land. Many of the times due to language barriers, you have no idea how much the trip should cost. The driver might tell you the meter is broken or you will see a meter going faster than Usain Bolt.So in order to avoid this scam, you should ask someone local to get a ballpark of how much a ride should cost. When you get a cab, if the driver negotiates the rate with you, then offer him the rate you desire, if he doesn’t agree, find another cab that would agree to this rate or a cab that would put the meter on. If the meter goes too fast, have them pull over and leave. Your Destination Is “Closed”
In many popular destinations, they might sometimes be closed for lunch. When you didn’t do your homework the night before, some cab drivers might offer to take you to some other palaces or museums that are open. That is most likely going to be a scam because the driver would get a bonus if he or she takes tourists to a souvenir shop or a gem shop. To avoid this scam, doing research beforehand is important to see if the museum is actually closed or if there are museums nearby that are open. Most museums do not close for lunch but rather close for the whole day.The Flirtatious Woman
Many travelers love to hit the bar or the club when they are in a foreign land to learn more about the locals or meet other travelers around the world. A beautiful lady comes to you for a chat and has a great conversation with you, you think “oh my God, this is one of the best nights ever”. You then follow her to a club that she suggested and she would order lots of drinks and snacks while you guys were talking. Suddenly, she disappears by “going to the bathroom” and you are left with an overpriced bill. If you refuse to pay it, you would be surrounded by some big guys. The simple solution is to not fall for an attractive local woman that are overly flirtatious. Going to a different country does not mean you are suddenly the next Brad Pitt or Leonardo Di Carpio.
Contact Us for Boston & Manchester Airport Shuttle Services in Westford, MA
If you are worried about getting your items stolen, lost or falling for scams, one of the solutions is to buy travel insurance. If you feel you are ready to travel on a journey of a lifetime and are living in the Greater Westford area, contact C & L Air Limo to pick you up and drive you safely to the Boston Logan or Manchester Airport at an affordable rate. We are proud to serve Acton, Concord, Chelmsford, Groton, Littleton, and other areas in the Greater Westford area. Give us a call today at (978) 692-9303 to learn more.
3 Unique Destinations to Travel in 2017Posted On: 05/02/2017
3 Unique Destinations to Travel in 2017Kanazawa, Japan
Many people who have traveled to Japan have mostly being to big cities like Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. Have you heard of the city of Kanazawa on the western coast and the Noto Peninsula of Japan? The access to the city got much easier when an extension of the bullet train from Tokyo was conducted and it takes only 2.5 hours. In the city, you would find old wooden teahouses of the Higashi Chayagai district, the samurai district in Nagamachi, and a contemporary art museum. You can also get the same quality of sushi as Tokyo but at a much cheaper price. Omi-cho, Sentori, Kagayasuke market are great places to get delicious sushi.Belgrade, Serbia
Belgrade, Serbia was the capital of the Former Yugoslavia and after the split of the republic, it has remained as the capital of Serbia and attracted a steady flow of investment. The war-torn city now has a countless number of restaurants and bars. You can get a platter of smoky sausages without casing called cevapi at the Sokace, delicious kebobs at Tri Sesira. In addition to that, the biggest attraction of the city is the 37 breweries including the 100-year-old brewery at Bailoni.Bermuda
Bermuda is a very common destination to be visited by people in the Northeast, especially in New England. Bermuda was hit hard during the global financial crisis but its recovery has begun and attracted a new generation of travelers. By loosening restrictions on foreign investment, it has attracted many wealthy investors. This is seen in the $100 million overhaul of the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, a hotel that was established in 1885. There are also other famous hotels like the St. Regis and the Ariel Sands Resorts that are in the works.
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Ready to embrace other cultures of the world by traveling outside of the United States? Let us help you make the first step by getting you to Boston Logan or Manchester Airport both safely and at an affordable rate. Call us at (978) 692-9303 to make a reservation.
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