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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 highlight the best places to visit in Europe. Looking for ideas on where to travel in Europe? 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. Start planning your next trip now.

A Selection of our Recent Articles

Review of Traveldoge Edinburgh Central Queen Street

Review of Traveldoge Edinburgh Central Queen Street

I stayed at the Travelodge Edinburgh Central Queen Street on a Friday night (Boxing Day) in late December 2014. I paid £34 for Continue reading

Visiting Floors Castle in the Scottish Borders

Visiting Floors Castle in the Scottish Borders

Floors Castle in Kelso, is the largest inhabited castle in Scotland. It’s the home of the Dukes of Roxburghe. It was designed by Continue reading

Municipal House in Prague

Municipal House in Prague

I stumbled across the Municipal House (Obecní dům in Czech) as I was walking around Prague. I detected several Art Nouveau elements in Continue reading

Planning a Two Centre Trip to Marseille and Nice in France

Planning a Two Centre Trip to Marseille and Nice in France

I’m off on a twin city trip to Marseille and Nice in France in April.
Flights
The return flights, outward with Ryanair from Edinburgh to Continue reading

Photo Tour of Broadway Market in East London

Photo Tour of Broadway Market in East London

When I was staying at the RE London Shoreditch Hotel in Hackey Road, I took a walk to the nearby Broadway Market, a Continue reading

Glasgow Versus Edinburgh: Which Gets Your Vote?

Glasgow Versus Edinburgh: Which Gets Your Vote?

There’s a long standing rivalry between the Scottish cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh over which is top dog. Although Edinburgh is the Scottish Continue reading

5 Tips to Enjoy Your Luxury holidays in Ibiza in 2015

5 Tips to Enjoy Your Luxury holidays in Ibiza in 2015

Each year Ibiza gets better and glossier than the previous year; 2015 promises to be outrageous. Book your tickets now so you don’t Continue reading

Hackney City Farm in London

Hackney City Farm in London

Hackney City Farm is in Hackney Road at the southern end of Haggerston Park, is a ten minute walk from Hoxton Overground station.

It Continue reading

Review of Mumbai Square Indian Restaurant in Aldgate London

Review of Mumbai Square Indian Restaurant in Aldgate London

I saw a sign advertising the £10 buffet lunch at the Mumbai Square Indian Restaurant when I was walking back from Tower Gateway Continue reading

Review of Mr Basrai's World Cuisines Restaurant Edinburgh

Review of Mr Basrai's World Cuisines Restaurant Edinburgh

We had Sunday lunch at Mr Basrai’s World Cuisines Restaurant in Edinburgh’s Fountainpark Centre at the end of October 2014. The restaurant had Continue reading

Review of Premier Inn Perth City Centre

Review of Premier Inn Perth City Centre

I stayed on a Saturday night at the new Premier Inn Perth City Centre in mid November 2014. I paid £35 on the Continue reading

Why I Object to City Taxes on Hotel Prices

Why I Object to City Taxes on Hotel Prices

At the weekend I booked hotels for my forthcoming trip to France, I was irked by the fact that there’s a charge of Continue reading