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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.