Carnival of Cities logo Welcome to this edition of the Carnival of Cities, and thanks for visiting the Perceptive Travel blog. If you’re new here, pull up a browser and look around!

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I am hosting again on Family Travel next week (April 9) mostly because I haven’t had a chance to sort out those who so kindly volunteered to host other editions (which are posted every Wednesday.)

If you’d like to host on your blog and have a great digital party around the world, please contact me at sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com.

** Cities in the Americas **

Seattle, Washington, USA Here’s a deal — poetloverrebelspy presents a Friday Freebie: Seattle Wooden Boat Rides at her creative blog Less Than a Shoestring. She says, “Take part in traditional boat carving, enjoy a ride around the harbor on an historic wooden boat and explore the collection of the Maritime Heritage Museum in Seattle; all free every Sunday!”

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Author and general raconteur Tim Leffel asks, When Does a Destination Become a Caricature? at his blog Tim Leffel’s Cheapest Destinations. He reflects about a popular place in Mexico where “….none of the people working in the middle of town can afford to eat at any nearby restaurant.”

Washington, D.C., USA If you’re yearning for a little bit of Japan in the U.S. capital city, Amy McKeever has you covered in Finding Japan in D.C. posted at National Geographic Traveler‘s Intelligent Travel blog, where she reveals favorite DC spots for Japanese food and culture.

Brooklyn, New York, USA Ornithology expert John shows that you can find plenty of wildlife in the city; read Life Birds by Subway, Reprise from his A DC Birding Blog.

Baltimore, Maryland, USA Raymond learns How To Repair Your Car With Used Junkyard Parts featuring Crazy Ray’s “parts garden.” He blogs at Money Blue Book.

New York, New York, USA Normally a Boston resident, Brittany Fischer tries new places and things in order to teach you how to Recreate Yourself in NYC, posted on her blog brittany’s hotspots.

San Francisco, California, USA Matthew Schaefer combines an oily pizza box and secret location to present Seward Street Slides posted at The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to San Francisco.

New York, New York, USA Jack Norell includes beautiful photos in A walk in Central Park, New York posted at Eyeflare – Travel Articles and Tips, saying, “Central Park is a perfect place for taking the kids or your partner and having a picnic, or just a leisurely stroll.”

San Francisco, California, USA CatSynth presents some Weekend music events posted at catsynth.com mp3 kitty cat synthesizer music, featuring some interesting music venues in the City by the Bay.

** Cities in Europe **

Gandia, Spain Robert Carlton describes the The Fallas Festivities in Gandia 2008, plus photos, at Costa Blanca Webcast.

Strasbourg, France Christine writes about The Square Around the Cathedrale Strasbourg, France, featuring gorgeous half-timbered buildings. She writes at Me, My Kid and Life: An American Single Mom Living in France.

Oranienburg, Germany Christopher Cook presents Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp: taking time during your vacation to remember posted at Noambit Travel Europe, saying, “Just outside Berlin in the small town of Oranienburg lies a concentration camp that was built as a model for all others to follow. This article provides a brief history as well as information on how to experience this day trip.”

Tindari, Italy Sognatrice describes touring Sicily: the ruins of Tindari, including a well-preserved amphitheater, posted at her blog Bleeding Espresso.

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