Carnival of Cities for 14 May 2008

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Welcome to the carnival where you can tour the world in one blog post!

If you’d like to host the 28 May or 4 June Carnival of Cities, please email me at sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. Thanks!

Some intriguing contributions this week….

** Cities in the Americas **

Seattle, Washington, USA Mary Jo Manzanares says that An Angel Whispered to Me: “See Corteo” posted at The Seattle Traveler. This Cirque du Soleil production is worth seeing, whether in Seattle or one of their performances in another city.

Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, USA Leslie Carbone gives some historical background and then presents a video on Dunmore’s Proclamation, Liberty to Slaves at her blog Leslie Carbone.

Miami, Florida, USA Michael writes that Downtown Miami’s Skyline Looks To Be Stretching Skywards posted at Michael Emilio. Of course, the Florida real estate picture is pretty grim, so who will buy all those condos in the sky?

Burlington, Vermont, USA Gray says that A Single Pebble has the best Asian food in the county and possibly the whole state. Posted at

Chicago, Illinois, USA TherapyDoc wonders if those City Cats are going to start strolling right down Michigan Avenue; “It isn’t every day the big cats come down to the big city.” Posted at Everyone Needs Therapy.

Arlington, Texas, USA The Whited Sepulchre is not happy about The Texas Sinkhole; no, not the Houston one, but the tax-subsidized one for “America’s Team.” Posted at The Whited Sepulchre.

Mexico City, Mexico Jack Norell describes Coyoacan, Mexico City posted at Eyeflare – Travel Articles and Tips, saying, “Coyoacan is a gorgeous leafy suburb of Mexico City. It is famous for its markets and, on a Saturday and Sunday, for great secondhand bookshops and also ice cream (you should try mil flores flavor – “a thousand flowers.”) The name Coyoacan means ‘Place of Coyotes’.”

Loganville, Georgia, USA Amy @ The Q Family describes how to Pick Your Own Strawberries at her blog The Q Family Adventure, saying, “Enjoy Spring; go out and pick your own strawberries in this Atlanta suburb.”

Daytona Beach, Florida, USA Kara Williams got up to racing speed at the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Daytona International Speedway posted at Traveling Mamas.

Branson, Missouri, USA Jeff Sullivan describes the Knudsen Brothers in his post Six – Best New Shows In Branson posted at Branson Travel Attractions.

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada Debbie Dubrow writes about Exploring Whistler Village posted at Delicious Baby, saying, “Read about our family vacation to Whistler BC, where we enjoyed the last ski-weekend of the season.”

** Cities in Europe **

London, United Kingdom Caitlin Fitzsimmons has the scoop on how to Save money in London: Part 1 – Transport posted at Roaming Tales, saying, “The first in a 5-part series on how visitors can save money in London.”

Larnaca, Cyprus Andrew Edgington says that Inexpensive Cyprus Apartments In Larnaca Are A Great Deal posted at Cyprus Informer.

** Cities in Asia **

Jaipur, India Lokendra Rathore describes some beautiful Gardens Around Jaipur posted at Karan’s Guest House.

Hanoi, Vietnam If you’re curious about Vietnam and have wondered, “So, what’s Hanoi like?” then read Pam Mandel’s description of the cacophony of city sounds (including the 6 a.m. morning announcements) posted at her blog Nerd’s Eye View.

Coorg, India spends time in Coorg, Madikeri and includes photos on the blog.

That concludes this week’s edition; the Carnival of Cities host next week (on Wednesday, 21 May) is the ever-entertaining Nerd’s Eye View.

Submit your (one, non-spammy) blog post about any aspect of a single city by noon US Pacific Time on Tuesday, 20 May, using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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