Carnival of Cities logoWelcome to this edition of the Carnival of Cities; it was supposed to be posted as usual on Wednesday (18 June) but I was “overtaken by events” preparing to teach a new workshop yesterday, here in Austin (Learn Five Web 2.0 Tools in One Day.)

Let’s just say that the workshop went very well, but five tools is probably a few too many to cram into one teaching event. :)

At any rate, let’s pause and take a quick world tour in one blog post:

** Cities in the Americas **

Lodi, California, USA JHSEsq tells a great story about an everyday hero saving a life on the train tracks in Life in Lodi: The Village Has a Real, Live Hero posted at Colloquium.

Atlanta, Georgia, USA Claudine recommends the Canine Cocktail Hour at Hotel Indigo posted at her blog theatlantatraveler.com, saying, “We love our pets in Atlanta!”

Seattle, Washington, USA Pam Mandel presents Seattle’s Wing Luke Asian Museum posted at Nerd’s Eye View, saying, “Seattle has a new museum that addresses the Asian and Pacific Islander cultures that call our city home. The museum isn’t quite ready for prime time, but the building is a stunner and the museum promises to be a real gem when they have all their exhibits installed. It’s worth a preview.”

Caminos de Los Indios, Venezuela APH gives some background on Socialist Cities at the Market Urbanism blog, saying, “Development of Caminos de Los Indios, the first of five “Socialist Cities” has begun south of Caracas. In his 2007 inaugural speech, Hugo Chavez said, ‘We need to [develop] a system of cities based on federations, federal regions. We need to build communal cities, Socialist Cities.'”

San Francisco, California, USA CatSynth presents In the shadow of the bridge posted at catsynth.com mp3 kitty cat synthesizer music, saying, “Images and thoughts from our neighborhood in San Francisco.”

Moab, Utah, USA Ms. Smarty Pants gives us some highlights from Moab, Utah posted at Ms. Smarty Pants Know It All, saying, “Moab is a smaller town, but it is the main hub of southeast Utah.”

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Ethan lists all sorts of things to do, plus a neat little photo stream, in Vancouver: So Much to Do, So Little Time posted at Never Clever Whatsoever.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica Amy @ The Q Family presents Carnival Cruise – Day 6 – Ocho Rios posted at The Q Family Adventure, saying, “Our quick visit to Ocho Rios shows that there is more to see in Jamaica than we can do in one day.”

New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA John presents the Most Common Birds in Middlesex County posted at his comprehensive A DC Birding Blog.

Seattle, Washington, USA Mary Jo Manzanares says to get off of the couch and Let’s Get Ready to Scramble! Writing at her blog The Seattle Traveler, she says, “Explore the streets of Seattle and get a little exercise with this urban orienteering competition.”

Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, USA Kara Williams presents Good, Big Eats at Kahuna Kabobs in Lahaina, Maui posted at Traveling Mamas.

** Cities in Asia **

Nagoya, Japan Silicon Valley Blogger presents Making Money Through Day Trading: The Secret Lives of Stay-At-Home Mommy Speculators posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “This details the story of a day-trading Japanese suburban housewife in Nagoya, Japan.”

Beijing, China I had a wonderful two-part Family Travel blog guest post by Laura Bond Williams about taking young children to Beijing. Part One covers the logistics of long-haul travel from Texas to China with little ones, and Part Two has details of her family’s time in Beijing.

Tokyo, Japan Wendy presents Teenage Tokyo: Hangry and Angry posted at Escape From New York, saying, “They look like the revenge of Hello Kitty. Their names are Hangry and Angry and they have scars, eye patches and stitches.”

Xuan Wei, China Junjie has some nice photos of Xuan Wei posted at Junjie’s China blog.

** Cities in Europe **

Perugia, Italy Karen Bryan presents Review of Holiday Inn Perugia – great value for money and scenic pool posted at Europe A La Carte Blog, saying, “A value for money hotel close to the beautiful Umbrian town of Perugia in Italy.”

Nuuk, Greenland Katrina Cain asks What is the Biggest City in the World? and I’m going with her square kilometers definition. She writes at What is the Biggest….

That concludes this edition of the Carnival of Cities. If you’d like to host the July 2 or July 9 edition, drop me an email at sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. Thanks!

Pam over at Nerd’s Eye View is hosting next week’s 25 June edition, so submit your (one, non-spammy) blog post to the next edition by 12 noon US Pacific time on Tuesday, 24 June, using our carnival submission form.

Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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I'm a writer and speaker specializing in tourism, travel and social media. NHRA drag racing fan. Co-founder of Tourism Currents. U.S. Navy veteran. Caffeinated.