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Digital Luxury Travel Editor and London Editor — Telegraph
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Weird surname, I know.'s luxury travel ed @TeleLuxTravel & London ed (@TelegraphLondon); contributing ed Ultratravel; IG @johnoceallaigh.

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Galway, Ireland: review — Everyone's welcome here. Stroll through the lobby and you might encounter families in robes and slippers, en route to the pool and spa, an assembly of Germans already in hiking gear, an excitable hen party or American tour groups eager to retrace their roots. More Telegraph Travel hotel reviews

European Hotel Design Awards winners — The winners of the 2014 European Hotel Design Awards in pictures

Something Special: Northern Lights from Finland's glass igloos — Travellers who have long dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights but are less enthused about spending hours exposed to subzero temperatures will soon be able to observe the phenomenon from a new collection of glass-topped igloos in Finnish Lapland.

Incredible restaurant interiors — Spectacular dining rooms around the globe, where the interior design is as much a draw as the dishes on offer

Four Seasons Florence: Renaissance Suite review — The details: For jaded travellers who have had their fill of modern hotel rooms, the Four Seasons Florence's 11 speciality suites should serve as something of a revelation. Each holds distinctive and exceptional historical artworks or features, be they original frescoes, friezes or bas-reliefs; far from cookie-cutter interiors; expect to find idiosyncrasies throughout.

London Garden Bridge: access denied? — When construction of London's Garden Bridge was suggested over a year ago, its most vocal supporter Joanna Lumley suggested the Thomas Heatherwick-designed structure would provide a "safe and swift way for the weary commuter to make his way back over the Thames" as well as a tranquil space for visitors to dawdle and "where the only sounds will be birdsong and bees buzzing and the wind in the trees".

The world’s coolest passport? — Expect Norwegian travellers to cut a dash as they travel across the globe. While EU citizens' passports are coloured an inoffensive but indistinct burgundy, the Scandinavian nation's new passports are distinctly finished in white, turquoise or red - and contain a surprising feature that should brighten up proceedings for passport controllers the world over.

Tanzania: A close-up with a curious cheetah — Travellers on safari go to considerable effort to see animals in their natural habitat but one honeymooning couple found they were the ones under observation when a curious cheetah pounced on the roof of their car to look at them through an open sunroof.

Michelangelo’s David returns to London’s V&A — Michelangelo's David is an undoubted masterpiece and one of Florence 's most famed works of art, but seeing it in person can be a trial. A cumbersome ticket system and extended waiting times to enter the Accademia gallery where it is housed can be irritating, and the statue itself is invariably swamped by tourists.

The world's best hotel restaurants? — Critically acclaimed hotel restaurants around the world, all guaranteed to serve a meal to remember
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Nov 26, 2014

Excited about visiting #Faviken restaurant in northern Sweden tomorrow. Incredibly remote and supposedly just as special. Story up next week

Nov 25, 2014

@ClubMedUK I haven't unfortunately but a colleague has. Looks amazing, doesn't it - not entirely practical but would be a meal to remember.

Nov 24, 2014

@frankellett Shame you won't be on screen (for us) & shame I'll miss you at ILTM. (Hotel du Cap lunch isn't on btw.) Hopefully see you soon

Nov 24, 2014

@frankellett Did you manage to avoid the cameras Fran? (And you're not at ILTM this year, are you?)

Nov 24, 2014

@siennacharles Hi! They'll be in London and probably in May but the dates are unconfirmed. Will you be in London beforehand? Say hello if so

Nov 24, 2014

@wyahaw It sounds it! How great that you had time to enjoy your stay at the hotel too; I really must go back to India soon...

Nov 24, 2014

Monday trivia: the 101 Dining Hall in Hyderabad's Taj Falaknuma Palace hotel houses the world's largest dining table

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