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A guide to the lingo and history of whiskey

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Everything you always wanted to know about the popular spirit but were too embarrassed to ask.
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How to kill time at the airport

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Your bags have been checked, your boarding pass issued... and now you have hours to wait before getting on your plane. What can you do with an airport layover? Plenty, as it turns out
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Dublin's underground literary scene

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A sophisticated – and very much alive – literary scene in the clubs and bars of Dublin continues the oral tradition that is knitted into the psyche of the city.
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Kazakhstan’s space-age city

Since the president of Kazakhstan declared Astana to be the nation’s capital, this once rundown city has undergone a complete architectural revolution.


New horizons in Kazakhstan

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A space-age city jutting out of the vast plains of central Asia – welcome to Kazakhstan’s new capital, Astana.
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Top 10 places to hear traditional Irish music

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Music seems to run in the blood of the Irish and once you set foot in the Old Sod, it seems you are never more than a stone's throw from a session.
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