Mark C. O'Flaherty

Scratching the surface

Scratching the surface

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

Underground cinema is a dream palace for the rediscovery of the lost landscapes of London and New York City

Review: Virgin Atlantic – London (LHR) to New York City (JFK)

Review: Virgin Atlantic – London (LHR) to New York City (JFK)

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"I wondered though – this design has cost fortunes. How many people signed off on it before it went into production?"

Times Square, it is a changin’ | Review: The Times Square EDITION

Times Square, it is a changin’ | Review: The Times Square EDITION

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"I periodically locked gaze with the barman, who was clearly also hoping for some Godzilla-type event to hit the hotel"

The best airport hotel in the world. Perhaps | Andaz Delhi

The best airport hotel in the world. Perhaps | Andaz Delhi

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"I spent afternoons staring out the window at planes take off, contemplating my strange new life, living in this non-place"

The rooms with all the views | The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

The rooms with all the views | The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"I don’t think the Taj Mahal is all that. I don’t know how else to put it …"

Review: British Airways – New Delhi (DEL) to London (LHR)

Review: British Airways – New Delhi (DEL) to London (LHR)

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"The reason for all this? Almost all air space north of Delhi being closed due to possible imminent war"

Nights on the tiles | Why I’m not moving to Lisbon just yet

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"A pianist. At breakfast. Playing the love theme to Tootsie"

Three things in London I’m eating right now

Three things in London I’m eating right now

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"One recurrent comment has been: 'Truffle and fontina pizza for £29!? WTF!??'"

A family saga and some seriously hot wheels | Ballyfin by Bentley

A family saga and some seriously hot wheels | Ballyfin by Bentley

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"The décor at Ballyfin is not for all tastes, but your mother will probably love it. Unless your mother is Rei Kawakubo"

Review: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Barga

Review: Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Barga

by Mark C. O'Flaherty

"Only in Italy would a mariachi version of “Hotel California” be considered apposite aural accompaniment for a sunlounger'