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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 (and beyond)? 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

Art Show by Zydrune Auksoriute in the Howff Cemetery Dundee

Art Show by Zydrune Auksoriute in the Howff Cemetery Dundee

Although it was lookng as though it might start raining at any moment when i was walking from the McManus Galleries to pick Continue reading

Review of the Hotel Danubia Gate Hotel in Bratislava

Review of the Hotel Danubia Gate Hotel in Bratislava

I stayed at the four star Hotel Danubia Gate in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava for three nights in June 2014 on a Continue reading

Review of Florentina Boat Hotel Restaurant Prague

Review of Florentina Boat Hotel Restaurant Prague

I had the 220 CZK  (around £7) three course set menu lunch at the Florentina Boat Hotel Restaurant in Prague in April 2014.

Florentina Continue reading

Review of Archibald City Hotel Prague

Review of Archibald City Hotel Prague

We stayed at the four star Archibald City Hotel Prague for two nights in April 2014.  I paid £255 (using an eBookers 15% Continue reading

Crash in Customer Service Levels at Edinburgh Airport

Crash in Customer Service Levels at Edinburgh Airport

It seems to me that Edinburgh Airport is getting too big for its own boots. As the airport has expanded, levels of customer Continue reading

Review of the Indian Cottage in Dumbarton Rd Glasgow

Review of the Indian Cottage in Dumbarton Rd Glasgow

We had the buffet lunch at the Indian Cottage restaurant in Dumbarton Rd in Glasgow, on a Saturday in June 2014. Our son Simon Continue reading

A Stroll Along Andrassy Avenue in Budapest

A Stroll Along Andrassy Avenue in Budapest

Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It was originally Continue reading

Photo Tour of Camden Lock Market

Photo Tour of Camden Lock Market

Camden Lock Market is another one of these London attractions that I’ve been meaning to visit for years. I decided to walk there Continue reading

Meanwhile Gardens in Westbourne Park, London

Meanwhile Gardens in Westbourne Park, London

After exploring Little Venice,  I decided to have a walk along the Grand Union Canal heading west to Westbourne Park. Along the route Continue reading

Kings Place in London's King's Cross

Kings Place in London's King's Cross

Kings Place describes itself as “a hub for music, art dialogue and food”. I spotted it as I was walking north from King’s Continue reading

Review of Kantin Restaurant in Budapest

Review of Kantin Restaurant in Budapest

We had dinner at the Kantin restaurant, 44 Andrassy Place (close to Ockogon), in April 2014. The three course set menu cost 2500 Continue reading

The Borders Book Festival in Melrose

The Borders Book Festival in Melrose

The Borders Book Festival was held in the Harmony Gardens in Melrose from the 12 – 15 June 2014. It was free to Continue reading