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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

A Walk Around Benalmadena

A Walk Around BenalmadenaWhen I was in Malaga in April 2017 with our Gary, we decided to take the train down to Benalmadena for a walk Continue reading

Review of The Waterfront, Anstruther, Scotland

Review of The Waterfront, Anstruther, ScotlandI stayed at The Waterfront in Anstruther on Scotland's east coast on a Sunday night in November 2017. I'd been keen to say Continue reading

McCaig's Tower in Oban

McCaig's Tower in ObanIf you visit the town of Oban, on the Scottish west coast, I recommend that you go up to McCaig's Tower.  It was Continue reading

Revealing Characters & Face to Face at McManus Galleries in Dundee

Revealing Characters & Face to Face at McManus Galleries in DundeeThe Revealing Characters and Face to Face exhibitions runs at the McManus in Dundee until 20 May 2018. Below are photos of my favourites Continue reading

A Day Trip to Alora from Malaga

A Day Trip to Alora from MalagaWhen I visited Malaga for the second time, I decided to take the train to the typical white-washed Andalucian village of Alora, which Continue reading

Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness at Dundee Contemporary Arts

Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness at Dundee Contemporary ArtsThe Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness exhibition runs until the 27 May 2018 at Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA). It is a exhibition of works Continue reading

Visiting Kellie Castle Garden in Scotland

Visiting Kellie Castle Garden in ScotlandI visited Kellie Castle gardens in early October. It was a beautiful sunny day. I had a picnic lunch in small gated garden. The flowers Continue reading

Edinburgh Lumen

Edinburgh LumenYou'd better move fast if you want to see the Edinburgh Lumen display, as it only runs until tomorrow, Sunday 11 March 2018. There Continue reading