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Pic update

The posts should be a little more interesting look at now as I´ve put a few vids up and loads of pics. Take a look back at some of the posts to put pictures to words.

You can also click through to the entire Picasa album using the link below the pics. Travel around the world.




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From Pai

From Pai

From Pai

From Pai

From Pai

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