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Thomas Breathnach
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Thomas Breathnach is a freelance writer from Cork, Ireland. He is
a regular contributor to the travel pages of the Irish Independent and has also written for titles including the Boston Globe, Irish Times, Mail & Guardian and Men's Health magazine. Highlights of his travel escapades include sky-diving over the Namib Desert, caiman spotting on the Amazon,and husky-sledding in the Norwegian Arctic. Though nothing, he believes, quite beats the atmosphere of a stormy day in the West of Ireland.

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Blog Entries by Thomas Breathnach

Ancient Azerbaijan Dolls Itself Up For The Eurovision Song Contest (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted May 23, 2012 | 7:00 AM

As that annual Olympics of musical kitsch, the Eurovision Song Contest, descends on Azerbaijan this week, the world media spotlight is illuminating the host city and Azerbaijani capital, Baku.
Well over 100 million television viewers across the globe will tune into the finale this Saturday and this oil-rich nation...

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New Year's Nirvana On The Irish Coast

(9) Comments | Posted December 28, 2011 | 6:30 AM

If finding Nirvana on New Year's Eve seems unlikely, the idea of finding it in Ireland on New Year's Eve likely strains credulity. However, last winter my friends and I decided to escape the madding crowds of the Irish pub and welcome 2011 with the gentle gong of a Tibetan...

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