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Karen Bryan

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I'm the founding editor of the Europe a la Carte Blog which features Europe travel tips about the best places to visit in Europe. This UK based multi author blog has been online since October 2006.

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  • Wood Sculptures on Back Walk in Stirling
    on Apr 14, 2016 in Art Photos Scotland
    Weather permitting, I always have a wander on Back Walk when I visit the city of Stirling in central Scotland. During my recent visit, I took a different path, down to the right, just after passing the Commonwealth Graves. This route was a short cut...
  • Thomas Newbolt: Drama Painting – A Modern Baroque at Kings Place London
    on Apr 5, 2016 in Art England Photos London
    The Thomas Newbolt: Drama Painting – A Modern Baroque exhibition runs until 13 May 2016 at Kings Place London. Most of the subjects are women with rather puzzled, serious expressions. Many are sitting on sofas. I loved the rich, dark colours used i...
  • British Art Show 8 in Edinburgh
    on Mar 31, 2016 in Art Photos Scotland Edinburgh
    The British Art Show 8 is in Edinburgh until 8 May 2016. It’s spread over three venues; the Rice Talbot Gallery at the University of Edinburgh, Inverleith House in the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One. I...
  • Four European Road Trip Mistakes to Avoid
    on Mar 22, 2016 in Travel Tips
    A road trip is the ideal way to discover Europe so if you want to squeeze in as much as possible during your trip, here are four factors to keep in mind. Ignoring the Rules of the Road Prior to setting off on your road trip you should make sure your...
  • Relaxing in Bloomsbury’s Garden Squares in London
    on Mar 17, 2016 in England London
    When I was last in London, I’d planned to visit the British Museum on the Sunday morning. However being greeted by warm sunshine when exiting Holborn Tube Station, (after three consecutive chilly and dull days), I decided to stay outdoors and e...
  • Things To Do With Locals in Munich
    on Mar 8, 2016 in Germany Munich
    If you’re visiting the German city of Munich, why not arrange to do some activities with locals. This will give you some real insight into Munich, as opposed to sightseeing as a tourist. All the tours and food experiences are private, so it wil...
  • A Fun Day Out at Dreamland Margate
    on Mar 3, 2016 in England
    Dreamland in Margate is one the oldest surviving amusement parks in the UK. It dates back to the 1860s, when it was called Hall by the Sea. It was renamed Dreamland in the 1920s. In 2003, when the park was threatened by closure, the Dreamland Trust w...
  • London Versus Amsterdam
    on Mar 1, 2016 in Travel Tips
    It’s hard to compare London to Amsterdam, but the infographic illustrates some of the highlights of, and differences between, the two cities. Amsterdam is a much smaller city than London, therefore easier to get around. Hiring a bicycle is one...
  • Why You Should Go to Italy for an Adventure Holiday
    on Feb 23, 2016 in Italy
    Sun-drenched coastlines, gorgeous food and abundance of bubbly Prosecco, there’s a million reasons why you should head to Italy on holiday. Not only is it one of the most diverse European countries to visit, there’s so much to see and do that, yo...
  • Review of Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre HaymarketI stayed at the Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre Haymarket on a Sunday night in November 2015. It cost £29 for the night on the non-refundable Premier Saver rate, booked a couple of months in advance. It’s the largest Premier Inn at which I&#...
  • Review of Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Vieux PortWe stayed at the Aparthotel Adagio Marseille Vieux Port for four nights in mid April 2105. I booked the accommodation on ebookers during a 20% off hotel promotion, at a cost £183, equivalent to just under £46 a night. However it stated on the ebook...
  • Ten Family Friendly Locations in Europe
    on Jun 16, 2015 in Travel Tips
    With the Summer holidays on the horizon, here are my tips for family friendly locations in Europe. Newham City Farm in London Newham City Farm in East London is a great free attraction for families. When I was there the donkeys’ legs were getti...
  • Review of Diwana Vegetarian Indian Restaurant in Euston, London
    on Jun 11, 2015 in England Restaurant Reviews London
    I did a search for a buffet restaurant close to the Wellcome Collection in London, as I planned to visit the ‘Institute of Sexology’ exhibition there. The Diwana Vegetarian Indian Restuarant in Drummond Street, close to Euston Station, re...
  • Visiting Chateau d’If in Marseille
    on Jun 4, 2015 in France
    One of things which I was most looking forward to when visiting Marseille was a  trip out to the Chateau d’If.  It was built in 1529 as a naval fortress on the island of If, the smallest of the Frioul Islands, which lie a couple of miles wes...
  • Photo Tour of Walpole Park in Ealing, London
    on Jun 1, 2015 in England Photos London
    When I was staying at the Holiday Inn Express London Park Royal, I planned a trip to Ealing Broadway, which is a few stops west from North Action (adjacent to the hotel) on the Central Line. I wanted to have a walk around Walpole Park. I’d read...
  • A Holiday in Pollensa, Mallorca
    on May 27, 2015 in Spain
    i think that Pollensa, in the north-east of the Spanish island of Mallorca, is one of the best places to stay when taking a holiday on this Mediterranean island. The narrow streets of the town of Pollensa have a medieval feel. The 13th century ̵...
  • Photo Tour of the Museum of Decorative Arts in MarseilleI had planned to visit the Museum of Decorative Arts in Marseille prior to our trip to the city. My interest was further piqued by posters and flyers dotted around the city of the ‘Pop Art Design’ exhibition by Hubert Le Gall at the Mus...
  • Review of Ahaleena Buffet in Park Royal, London
    on May 14, 2015 in England Restaurant Reviews London
    I knew from looking at the map and talking with our son who had previously stayed at the Holiday Inn Express London Park Royal that there wasn’t much to do in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. When I did a search for restaurants within walk...
  • Islington Museum in LondonIslington Museum is located in St Johns Street, beneath Finsbury Libray. Exterior of Islington Museum I’ve always been a bit confused about the location of the boundaries of the London borough of Islington. I didn’t realise that its south...
  • Adventure Days in the Future
    on Apr 30, 2015 in Travel Tips
    Experience days website Into the Blue has done some crystal ball gazing to see the type of activities which could be on offer in the next fifty to one hundred years, What about a retro space shuttle flight? The space shuttle was the first reusable...

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