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Karen Bryan editor of Europe a la CarteHello, I’m Karen Bryan; I created Europe a la Carte in 2002 to offer inspiration for European travel and art. Come on a journey to top destinations with Europe a la Carte. Our travel tips, city guides, photo tours and no fluff hotel and restaurant reviews will help you discover the best places to visit in Europe.

A Selection of Recent Articles

Review of Peebles Hydro Hotel

Review of Peebles Hydro Hoteli stayed at the Peebles Hydro Hotel in the Scottish Borders on a Wednesday night in November 2017. I paid £36 for a Continue reading

Do You Read Your Hotel Reviews Before Stepping Onto the Plane?

Do You Read Your Hotel Reviews Before Stepping Onto the Plane? We’ve all heard the scams about cockroach infested hotels, legionnaire’s disease, unclean nylon sheets, paint peeling off the walls, dirty windows….if you’ve watched Continue reading

Above Below Beyond by Janeanne Gilchrist at the Fergusson Gallery, Perth, Scotland

Above Below Beyond by Janeanne Gilchrist at the Fergusson Gallery, Perth, ScotlandWhen I visited the Fergusson Gallery in mid November 2017, it was the day before the Above Below Beyond exhibition was due to Continue reading

A Fine Line at the City Art Centre Edinburgh

A Fine Line at the City Art Centre EdinburghYou can see A Fine Line at the City Art Centre Edinburgh until 18 February 2018. The exhibition features the work of four Continue reading

West Highland Line to Oban

West Highland Line to ObanTaking the West Highland Line from Glasgow to Oban is a train journey which I'd been intending to do for ages. I seized Continue reading

Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Porto

Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art PortoThe Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art was high on my must-visit list in Porto. The museum is located to the west of the Continue reading

Willow Tea Rooms at Watt Brothers Glasgow

Willow Tea Rooms at Watt Brothers GlasgowVisiting a Willow Tea Room in Glasgow is something that I'd been meaning to do for ages. My opportunity came when the Willow at Continue reading

Songs for Winter at the City Art Centre Edinburgh

Songs for Winter at the City Art Centre EdinburghThe Songs for Winter exhibition of works, by Pauline Burbidge and Charles Poulson, at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh, runs until 4 Continue reading