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URL :http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/blog/
Filed Under:Travel / European Travel
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Archived Since:June 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Evaluating UK Travel Options with GoEuro

We've been thinking of re-visiting Plymouth in Devon, in south west England, for some time. What's put us off is the journey there. Plymouth Hoe by Visentico/Sento We prefer to take our car for trips within the UK.

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 HUF (around £7). You can only pay in cash.

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 from my hotel, the Tune London King's Cross, via Regent's Canal. I have to say that the market was looking pretty tatty on the approach along the towpath.

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% discount code) for two rooms including breakfast; a double room for my husband and me, and a twin room for our sons. That worked out at around £64 per night per room.

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 who lives in Glasgow, had already been there for a buffet dinner with friends and was keen for our family to sample the food. I did a double take as we entered, as the two course buffet lunch was priced at £4.

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 enter, but you did have to pay for most of the talks and presentations, with adult tickets costing an average of  £10 – £14. Show More Summary

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 Boat Hotel Prague There was the option to eat up on the boat deck,, but as it was warm and windy I opted for the restaurant. Show More Summary

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 service have taken a nosedive. It started with the introduction of a £1 drop off fee in 2010. It was previously free to drop off passengers close to the terminal building. Show More Summary

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 complimentary basis. This small, independent hotel is located a five minute walk from the Old Town. The hotel had arranged a taxi transfer, which usually costs 16 Euro. Show More Summary

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 Cross station toward Regent’s Canal to take the tow path to Camden Lock. From the exterior, it wasn’t that obvious...Show More Summary

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 I had a chat with a barge resident who recommended that I visit Meanwhile Gardens. My favourite part of Meanwhile Gardens was the Moroccan Garden, opened in 2007. Show More Summary

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 up my car from the car park at Dundee Travelodge Central, I decided to have a quick look around the Howff Cemetery. Show More Summary

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 two cities, Buda on the western bank of the River Danube and Pest on the eastern bank, which were united in 1873 ...Show More Summary

Exploring Dundee’s Waterfront

I had a walk around the waterfront in Dundee on the afternoon of a holiday Monday in May. I was amazed that it was so quiet, as when I’d passed the shops there were plenty of people about. The weather was reasonable with some warm sunshine, although you could sense rain wasn’t far away. Show More Summary

Exploring Strasbourg in Eastern France

Strasbourg is the capital of the French region of Alsace, situated three kilometres from the border with Germany. This gives the city an unique mix of German and French influence in everything from architecture and artistic heritage, to food (sauerkraut or choucroute) and drink (Gewürtztraminer and Riesling). Show More Summary

Buying Hungrian Train Tickets Online

On our twin centre city break to Budapest and Prague with our sons, we decided to travel by train between two cities. I did an online search for tickets. Some third party sites which appeared in the result where charging more than 80 Euro for a ticket. Show More Summary

Views from the Old Town Hall Tower in Prague

One of the highlights of my visit to Prague was going up the Old Town Clock Tower, which dates from the 14th century. The entrance fee is 110 CZK (around £3) for adults and 70CZK (around £2) for students, seniors and kids. Entry is free with a Prague Card. Show More Summary

Photo Tour of the Wallace Collection in London

I’d been wanting to visit the Wallace Collection in London since I read about it in Margaret’s article on ‘Quirky Collections in London with Free Entry‘ on Europe a la Carte. I finally made it to the museum in early 2014. There’s noShow More Summary

Alexandroupolis, North-Eastern Greece by the Turkish Border

Alexandroupolis is a Greek city close to the North-Eastern Turkish border. The city is a remnant of the Ottoman (Turkish) empire and started life as a fishing village. Old Turkish houses can still be seen amongst newer buildings in the newer part of the city. Show More Summary

The Kelpies at the Helix, Falkirk

I went to see ‘The Kelpies’, two huge sculptures of the mythical Scottish horse water spirits, at the Helix in Falkirk, central Scotland, in May 2014. The Helix is a new green space between Grangemouth and Falkirk, which encompasses a section of the Forth Clyde Canal. Show More Summary

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