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Top Ten Tips for Travelers

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1.  Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and visa, if required. Also, before you go, fill in the emergency information page on your passport!

2.  Read the Consular Information sheets (and Public Announcements of Travel Warnings, if applicable.) for the countries you plan to visit.

3.  Leave copies of your itinerary, passport data page and visas with family or friends at home, so that you may be contacted in case of an emergency.

4.  Make sure you have insurance, which will cover your emergency medical needs, while you are overseas.

5.  Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs of the countries to which you are traveling. Remember, while in a foreign country, you are subject to it’s laws!

6.  Do not leave your luggage unattended in public areas and never accept packages from strangers.

7.  While abroad, avoid using illicit drugs or drinking excessive amounts of alcoholic beverages, and associating with people who do.

8. Do not become a target for thieves by wearing conspicuous clothing and expensive jewelry. Do not carry excessive amounts of cash or unnecessary credit cards.

9.  Deal only with authorized agents when you exchange money or purchase art or antiques in order to avoid violating local laws.

10. When overseas, avoid demonstrations and other situations that may become unruly or where anti-American sentiments may be expressed.

Tradewinds Club at the Aruba Marriott Resort

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100% ADULTS.
100% AMAZING.

If you are looking for something special, we’ve got the right place for you. The Tradewinds Club at Aruba Marriott Resort.  The Aruba Marriott is proud to offer a truly unique, adults-only getaway package.

This package features some of our top amenities and attractions, including the brand-new H2Oasis adult pool and the ultra-exclusive Tradewinds Club, with its own reserved beach and the most breathtaking views of the Caribbean.
“NO KIDDING” PACKAGE*

PERKS INCLUDE:

Surprise welcome amenity
Tradewinds Club Ocean View room
Exclusive access to the Tradewinds Club lounge
Beachfront dinner and bottle of wine for two at Simply Fish
Catamaran Sunset sail for two with Red Sail Sports
Reserved pool cabana at the brand-new H2Oasis adults-only pool for one day

The new H2 Oasis adult exclusive pool is now open, setting the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino apart as the ideal choice for the ultimate Aruba vacation. Enjoy luxury Aruba accommodations, resort and adult pools, and the exclusive Tradewinds Club (an upscale hotel-within-a-hotel concept on the top floor of this Aruba resort). Guests may indulge in upgraded amenities, five daily dining presentations in the private lounge, a member-only beach area, and will have full access to the Tradewinds Concierge Service. The guest rooms in this Aruba Beach Resort are some of the most spacious on the island, each offering Marriott’s Revive bedding, contemporary bathrooms, 37-inch LCD flat-panel televisions and large, private balconies. This Palm Beach Aruba hotel offers premium amenities, including some of the finest restaurants in Aruba. Enjoy yourself at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the Balinese-style Mandara Spa and the 24-hour Stellaris Casino. Come experience the fresh and playful Marriott Aruba Beach Resort – Aruba’s Playground for all generations.

Vacations for Adults New Reduced Deposit Plan

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Book Now & Travel Later:

Vacations for Adults offers one of the BEST deposit policy program available!   You can lock in your vacation package and pay less upfront on published airfares, charter/value flights and hotel only bookings. We’ve made vacations easier to book by lowering the deposit requirement for you.  Your next vacation is closer than you think! For as little as $150 per person, you can book your getaway to some of the best resorts in Hawaii, Mexico & the Caribbean!

Deposit Requirement by Carrier:

  • Delta Air Lines: $150 per person*
  • US Airways: $150 per person*
  • American Airlines: $150 per person*
  • AirTran Airways: $200 per person*
  • Alaska Airways: $150 per person*
  • Frontier Airlines: $200 per person* (only to Mexico)
  • United Airlines: $150 per person* (only from IAH, SAT, AUS, TUL, and OKC)
  • Other Carriers: Full cost of ticket paid at time of booking

* Valid for bookings made 45+ days prior to departure. Europe deposit is $300 per person. Published/contracted hotels may require additional deposit at time of booking. Deposit requirements may vary during airline fare sales. Policy is subject to change with/without notice.

New Policy !
When booking AirTran flights, deposit payment is now due by 6:00PM the day after the booking is made.

Charter/Value Flights and Hotel Only

Only $50 per person*

Plan Your Vacation Today!!

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Announcing the Opening of Sandals LaSource Grenada!

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We’re proud to announce the opening of Sandals LaSource Grenada on December 12th 2013!

What was already picture perfect is being transformed into “The Most Aluring Destination in the Caribbean”. An exotic, unspoiled hideaway, Sandals LaSource Grenada will offer guests a romantic, authentic Caribbean vacation while providing the Luxury Included® amenities and exceptional service that have come to be associated with the Sandals Resorts experience.

Sandals La Source Special Features:

  • 231 rooms and suites
  • 3 Villages: Pink Gin Village, Tahiti Village, & Italian Village
  • Just minutes from the airport
  • 9 restaurants, including a Sandals first – a steakhouse
  • 3 pools plus 2 river pools
  • State-of-the-art fitness center and spa
  • Meeting facilities
  • A total of 75 professional butlers suites
  • Ultra luxurious Millionaire, Rondoval and Skypool suites
  • Romantic soaking tubs in all Tahiti & Italian village rooms

For more information or to book now please call 757-596-2774

Introducing Couples Barbados, the Newest Resort to the Couples Collection Opening on 6/15/13!

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Couples Barbados is set on 10 acres of tropical gardens, resplendent with majestic trees, lush tropical foliage and flowering plants bordering the white sands of Dover Beach, on the South Coast of Barbados. Offering 280 rooms and suites, three gourmet restaurants, three freshwater swimming pools, and a beautiful stretch of beach, Couples Barbados is paradise found, combining elegant natural settings with sophistication and Couples first class service and amenities

Restaurants:
Couples Barbados will feature three gourmet restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and a la carte dinner. Room service is available for lunch and dinner and reservations are required for all restaurants for dinner only, with the exception of Enid’s. There will also be a choice of five bars, including a delightful swim-up bar, all serving premium brand drinks, cocktails and soft drinks. 24 hour food service is available. Live entertainment will be offered nightly and a Manager’s Cocktail Party is held weekly.

Waves-The resort’s main restaurant will serve as a buffet-style breakfast with made-to-order omelets, and a dinner menu of a la carte continental cuisine. A British-style high tea will be served every afternoon from 3:00 to 4:30pm offering sweet and savory pastries, scones, finger sandwiches and a variety of teas.

Enid’s- Will offer classic Caribbean cuisine in a colorful, festive atmosphere. This restaurant will be open for dinner only.

Dover Grill- A seafood restaurant, with spectacular views of the white sands and blue ocean featuring the freshest catch of the day.

Couples Barbados Amazing EXCLUSIVE Inclusions:

Couples Barbados will redefine the meaning of all-inclusive on the island by introducing an array of exclusive value-added inclusions, specifically:

  • Free Roundtrip transfers from Grantley Adams International Airport
  • Free weddings and renewal of vows
  • Free golf (transfers and greens fees) at The Barbados Golf Club. Caddies are mandatory for an additional fee and tipping is customary.
  • Free Glass Bottom Boat Ride, including swimming with Sea Turtles
  • Free Sunset Catamaran Cruise
  • Free Scuba Dive
  • Free Body Boarding, Wind Surfing, and Hobie Cat Sailing and Kayaking with instruction
  • Free Shuttle to Oistin’s Fish Fry – a Barbados MUST-DO
  • Guided Barbadian Green Monkey nature trail walk

Stay a Minimum of 7 Nights and Save Up to 55% on Hotel Accommodations Plus, Get a $1,000 Instant Savings per Room, per Stay, Based on Double Occupancy!

7 All-Inclusive Nights in a Palm Garden Room Starts at $1,090 per Person!

Booking window: 1/14/13 – 4/3/13

Travel Window: 6/15/13 – 1/1/14

Advertised rate is valid for travel: 6/15/13 – 8/18/13

Sample all-inclusive package is per person and includes:

  • Roundtrip hotel transfers
  • 7-night hotel accommodations
  • Hotel tax and service charges
  • All meals, drinks & snacks
  • Non-motorized watersports
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment and much more!

For more information or to book woth us today please call 757-596-2774

Singles Travel:

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Its all about exciting alternatives, a new way to vacation. When you join Vacations for Adults, on one of our singles only vacations you will be in the company of other singles from all over the country with similar interests. This is a great way to travel, the days of “going it alone” are over. Some of our cruises attract as many as 300 singles, while other vacations are more intimate and might have as few as 5 or 10 or depending on the resort and activity.

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A great singles vacation is more than a destination, add in the excitement of meeting and making new friends, learning or progressing in a favorite sport or just enjoying a quiet beach. Our travel staff is ready to assist in every aspect of your vacation planning.   Your only job is to kick back and have a good time!

For more information or to book now, please call 1-559-207-0545 or visit the following link Singles Vacation

Top 10 Singles Vacations with a Travel Group

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Ten Wonderful Destinations Around The World

While traveling around the world with your best friends would be great, it isn’t always an option. Family, work and money seem to always get in the way. A singles group vacation is your answer, enjoy social, fun-filled vacations, while making new friends and memories for life.

1. Costa Rica Eco-Beach Adventure
Costa Rica, a land of volcanoes, rain forests, waterfalls, beaches and rivers offers the perfect singles vacation for the adventure traveler. Considered one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world, your Costa Rica group vacation can include a variety of activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking in the cloud forests, and guided bird-watching tours. What better way to bond with new travel buddies then zip lining across canopy tops together.

2. Greece Island Hopping
Ancient history mixed with beautiful beaches combined with fantastic cuisine makes Greece a top 10 singles vacation destination. No matter how old you are or how you travel from Island to Island, ferry, cruise or plane, Greece is the place to be. Everyone wants to visit the beaches in Mykonos and view the sunsets in Santorini but no one wants to do it alone. Travel with a singles group and you will visit Paradise together.

3. Thailand – Discover Asia
Thailand, known as “the Land of Smiles” is a first great step to discovering Asia. Gifted with some of the most amazing tourist attractions and sightseeing adventures, Thailand has a wonderful mix of culture, tradition, and heritage. Explore temples, ride an elephant and visit a floating market on your vacation. Don’t speak the language, no problem your singles group tour leader does.

4. Italy
There is so much to see and do in Italy that there are multiple singles vacations to choose from. Walk in the footsteps of Ancient Romans, drive the Amalfi Coast or travel to Tuscany the choice is yours! The architecture and food are the main reasons to travel to this magnificent country steeped in history. So share a meal and a bottle of wine with new travel friends in Italy.

5. Kenya Safari
On the top of every traveler’s bucket list is an African Safari. The Masai Mara National Reserve is Kenya’s premier wilderness safari park and home to the famous Big Five: lions, elephants, rhinoceros, leopards and buffalos. Spotting the Big Five with fellow travelers then sharing your photos and stories over dinner are the highlights of everyone’s safari vacation.

6. Cancun All-Inclusive Week
Singles are always looking for an all-inclusive singles vacation in Mexico or the Caribbean. The “adult only resorts” are designed for couples and very rarely have single guests. An All Inclusive Singles Week includes: a singles host, all your food and drink and a guarantee that there will be other singles to hang out with.

7. San Francisco Singles Weekend
It’s no secret that a weekend trip to San Francisco is an amazing experience. Join a fun group of singles and eat at Fisherman’s Wharf, see the Golden Gate Bridge and ride a Cable Car. Who knows maybe you will leave your heart in San Francisco too.

8. Machu Picchu Singles Adventure
Machu Picchu, a truly magical destination shrouded with mystery and surrounded by some incredible scenery makes the list of top 10 singles vacations. Whether you trek the Inca Trail, rated among the ten best trekking trails in the world or take the train to Machu Picchu your sense of adventure and exploration will come alive.

9. Ireland
Looking to Kiss the Blarney Stone during the day and hang at Irish Pubs at night then Ireland is the perfect singles vacation. The Irish have a passion for music, dance and conversation and it only takes two to have a good time. And who can resist listening to the Irish accent, famed the world over for its romantic and lyrical lilt.

10. Your Dream Vacation
What is your dream vacation? If you are single and do not enjoy vacationing alone then consider traveling with a singles group. It is a safe, convenient way to travel and your trip will be escorted, pre-planned with plenty of tours, free time and new friends. So don’t wait for people with no money or time. choose your dream singles vacation now and enjoy!

For more information or to book your ultimate singles vacation please call 757-240-6642 or visit the following link to learn more.
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AMResorts Enters New Destination with Two New Resorts in Cozumel

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Secrets and Sunscape Resorts & Spas properties expand AMResorts’ Mexico presence and continue to grow the company’s portfolio

AMResorts recently announced the introduction of Secrets Resorts and Sunscape Resorts & Spas to the popular destination of Cozumel, Mexico.

Sabor Cozumel Exclusive Resort & Spa and Aura Cozumel Grand will be combined to become Secrets Aura Cozumel with updates including the addition of 15 room keys at corner Ocean Front or Ocean View locations for a total 174 redecorated rooms, restaurants modifications to include the brand’s signature Bordeaux, Oceana, and Windows restaurants, and a new shopping area set to open January 2013. The official rebranding will take place by December 2012. Guests of Secrets Aura Cozumel will enjoy the benefits of Secrets Resorts & Spas’ signature Unlimited-Luxury® vacation concept which offers limitless access to gourmet a la carte dining and premium beverage brands, 24-hour room and concierge services, countless daytime activities, live evening entertainment, and more. The resort also will feature three main swimming pools.

Sabor Cozumel and Regency Cozumel will be combined to become the 330 room Sunscape Sabor Cozumel. Modifications will include adding the brand’s signature Portofino, Da Mario, El Patio and Market Café restaurants and complete room remodels. The official rebranding is set for mid-January 2013 with enhancements done in phases and fully completed by April 2013. Sunscape Sabor Cozumel will offer its guests the benefits of Sunscape Resorts & Spas’ signature Unlimited-Fun® vacation concept which provides limitless access to gourmet a la carte dining and premium beverage brands, 24-hour dining options, countless daytime activities, live evening entertainment, fitness facilities and more. The resort also will feature the brand’s signature Explorer’s Club for Kids, Coco Café, and Desires, and diving and water sports centers, and three pools

Secrets Aura and Sunscape Sabor Cozumel will share a spa which will debut a signature hydrotherapy circuit and fitness center to be completed by mid-March 2013.

Plan Gourmet Inclusive fall & winter travel!

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Now that summer has ended, it’s time to start planning fall and winter getaways for your clients! Offer them the fun and sun of the Riviera Maya at any of the El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels and Azul Hotels, by Karisma!

Bring your family to Azul Hotels, the recent recipient of a Travel Weekly Gold Magellan Award for Best Family Friendly Hotels. You will love seperate check-in for kids, Fisher-Price toys, baby amenities, and a packed daily schedule of activities.

Adults will love all of Azul hotels, each offering something unique, from spacious suites with stunning views, award winning dining experiences, 24 hour room service, swim up bars, daily and nightly activities, and more!

Wherever you choose, you will have the incredible vacation experience you’ll never forget!

For More Information Or To Book Now Please Call 757-596-2774 or Visit The Following Link

Spa and Wellness Vacations

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Daily stresses of jobs and family responsibilities require a special place to kick-back and indulge in a little self-pampering. To this end, you’ll find a wide variety of resorts featuring onsite spa facilities. You’ll experience a place where the physical, mental and spiritual elements are tended to by a staff of professionals to obtain balance and harmony with hydrotherapy facilities, massage therapies and body and facial treatments. Warm, friendly service and well-appointed treatment rooms are available at many resorts. Plus, classes and programs can be personalized to meet your needs. Consider a weekend spa vacation package with friends – what could be more perfect?

Click here to see our luxurious spa resorts For More Information or to book now please call 757-596-2774

Sandals Antigua Receives New Fire Pit

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I am happy to share with you all that the fire pits at Sandals Grande Antigua have been completed.
Hope you like the photo of the new fire pit at the beautiful Sandals Grande Antigua

About Sandals Grande Antigua

Sandals Grande Antigua resort & spa
Voted “World’s Most Romantic Resort” 14 years in a row, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa beckons with two extraordinary vacations in one on Antigua’s best and most famous beach, Dickenson Bay. Cooling trade winds soothe the soul as you immerse yourself in a seaside garden oasis graced by majestic palms at the authentic Caribbean Grove. This all-inclusive Antigua resort allows you to savor the sophistication of a fine European Hotel in the Six-Star, all-suite Mediterranean Village.

If you would like more inofrmation please call 757-596-2774  or visit the following link!!

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Beaches Negril Wins EarthCheck Award

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Beaches Negril Beach Resort & Spa has been recognized for its environmental efforts by EarthCheck, a leading certification and benchmarking organization, which has rewarded the resort with a Platinum level certification.  As a result of having consistently demonstrated its commitment to host communities and high standards of environmental care over a period of ten consecutive years, Beaches Negril has joined an elite number of organizations around the world in achieving the highest level of EarthCheck Certification.

“This achievement highlights the long term commitment that Sandals Resorts has shown to the communities and environment of the Caribbean,” explained EarthCheck CEO Stewart Moore.  “They’re well ahead of most governments and industry players globally as a result of their efforts, and serve as a leader in the field of sustainable practices.”

Beaches Negril chose meaningful approaches to sustainable tourism, involving the use of EarthCheck’s science-based software and tools to measure the effectiveness of its environmental and corporate social responsibility practices over the past decade.

About Beaches Negril:
Located amidst twenty lush acres fragrant with the scent of jasmine, and rich with tropical flora, lies an enchanting resort. Classic island architecture effortlessly brings the outside in, blending fine woods and polished marble with the dramatic detailing of stone arches and hand-painted domed frescoes. Beaches Negril Beach Resort & Spa is a world-class beach resort, with a caring staff that warmly treats you as family. Discover a host of unending amenities and services… day and night… on land or at sea… all included.

Secrets Resorts & Spas Celebrates Opening of Secrets The Vine Cancun

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Secrets The Vine Cancun’s General Manager Jean-Pierre Sorin and his staff welcomed the resort’s first guests Tom and Maria Stearns with a mariachi band, a ribbon cutting ceremony and champagne toast. To commemorate the occasion, the couple received a five-night return stay certificate to the Unlimited-Luxury® resort.
 
Designed by the award-winning Rockwell Group, Secrets The Vine Cancun features 495 chic guest rooms designed as a personal retreat with signature design elements including: Private balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea and Laguna Nichupte, Italian porcelain floors polished to mimic wood, custom covered headboards and teak wood furnishings, luxury linens and Rockwell Group-designed APF mirrors and white glass wrapped bathrooms.
 
Upon entering the sparkling, elegant and bold Secrets The Vine, guests will instantly take note of the Mayan culture and Yucatan Peninsula design influences. For example, the concierge area, envisioned as a smoking room, mixes traditional hacienda and contemporary style furniture.
 
The Secrets The Vine’s signature design also celebrates fine wine, starting with its lobby which houses The Vine Bar, a designated wine tasting area for guests, featuring a wine wall with nearly 3,000 varieties. There, guests can enjoy sommelier-led tastings hosted at the locally handcrafted wood table with seating for up to 14 guests. A Vine Bazaar completes the wine-centric experience. This area of the resort offers a variety of relaxing spaces including The Vine Café, The Vine Bar & The Lounge, Terrace, and The Library, which was designed to recall the ancient Mexican tradition of storytelling.
 
Local cenote formations influenced the design, treatment selection and hydrotherapy circuit at the 12,580 square-feet Secrets Spa by Pevonia. The spa’s main lounge or Cenote Room, recreates the effect of natural cenotes with a three feet deep plunge pool forming the floor with backlit nooks throughout to emulate the beams of sunlight peeking through rock formations. The spa also features a Jacuzzi, steam room, glass pool, and fitness center with ocean views.
 
Secrets The Vine provides the perfect romantic setting for couples with many special amenities and wedding, honeymoon and anniversary packages. The variety of meeting areas, including 17,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space overlooking the Nichupté lagoon, is ideal for group meetings and incentive travelers.
 
All resort guests will enjoy the benefits of Secrets Resorts & Spas’ signature Unlimited-Luxury® vacation concept which offers 24-hour room and concierge services, daily refreshed mini-bars, limitless access to gourmet dining and premium beverage brands across the resort’s seven distinctive restaurants and seven bar and lounge areas and countless daytime and nighttime activities and entertainment.
 
Secrets The Vine also will offer Unlimited Connectivity across the resort with the Secrets Resorts app, which is accessible for mobile download to iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android and Blackberry phones. The free app allows guests to stay connected and communicate with family and friends back home using the app-to-app calls feature to call local and international (U.S. and Canada) phones and send messages over the hotel’s Wi-Fi network without incurring any international cell phone roaming charges. Guests also can create user profiles using their email, Facebook or Twitter accounts to contact staff directly, tailor personal deal preferences, book spa appointments, reserve excursions and much more. Users can register the app with their room number to instantly view their folio and request hotel services.
 
Special Promotions:
 
Travelers who book their adults-only getaway to Secrets The Vine Cancun by September 30, 2012 for travel through December 22, 2012, will enjoy the “Free Fall” promotional savings:
3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th nights free
$200 in resort coupons for use towards fine wine, romantic dining and spa treatments

Additionally, consumers can play the fun, interactive “Free Fall” game on any of the resort’s Facebook pages, where they can drop a coin for a chance to instantly win a 5-night stay for two.
 
Special wine themed spa and experience packages are also available for purchase.

Sandals Resorts – Our resort Brand of the Month

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Sandals Resorts Caribbean’s Best Resorts for Couples Only
Paradise for Two in Jamaica, Antigua, Bahamas & St. Lucia!
Sandals offers a collection of Caribbean beachfront Luxury Included® resorts created exclusively for couples. Miles of powdery white sand stretches with crystal clear waters and romantic crimson sunsets. Each of Sandals’ world-class resorts has its own unique personality. All share a special aura of romance that combines the magnificent beauty of nature with intimate settings that inspire passion. With a Sandals vacation, you can escape to unspoiled beaches where the only footprints in the sand are your own or rock each other gently to sleep in hammocks that sway to soft ocean breezes. Experience the most romantic dream for two at Sandals!
 
What’s Included:
Revel in some of the world’s most breathtakingly romantic beachfront settings. Choose from an unparalleled array of gourmet á la carte restaurants. Embrace unimaginable luxury in one of our incredibly lavish, innovative and exquisitely stylish suites. Restore body and soul in our sublime Red Lane Spas. Enjoy the very height of award–winning service, highlighted by the ultra–discreet pampering of our exclusive British–Guild–trained butlers. Experience for yourselves why, quite simply, the Sandals Luxury Included® Vacation represents an unprecedented new level of supreme perfection.
 
 
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