Carnival of Cities logoWelcome to this edition of the Carnival of Cities, and let’s give a HUGE shout-out to last week’s host, Pam at the Nerd’s Eye View blog.

Thanks to some carnival administrative glitches, she ended up with a honking big pile of posts, but still arranged and published them all.  Thank you, Pam!

Next week’s host is the excellent Less Than a Shoestring blog (“Budget Travel Tips for People With No Budget,”) so send in your one, non-spammy post about any aspect of a single city by noon Tuesday, August 26, using our carnival submission form.

We have an exciting and unique batch of cities this week….

Cities in the Middle East

Damascus, Syria   Caitlin Fitzsimmons gives us Photo Friday: Pilgrims at Sayyida Zainab Mosque from her Roaming Tales blog, saying, “Religious tourism – Shia Muslims mainly from Iran and Iraq travel to pay homage to the granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammed at Sayyida Zainab Mosque in Damascus, Syria.”

Cities in Europe

Malmo, Sweden   Anna Etmanska says to join the fun at Free events – Malmö City Festival posted at Europe A La Carte Blog, saying, “The Malmo Festival is the largest free cultural carnival in Sweden.”

The Hague, the Netherlands   Dutch writer Happy Hotelier presents The Hague Revealed – A Local’s Perspective posted at his blog Happy Hotelier.

Munich, Germany   Jul helps you watch your budget (cheap beer, of course) with 10 things to do in Munich for less than $5 posted at This non-American Life.

Paris, France   Not to be outdone in saving your Euros, Jack Norell has 5 free things in Paris (free fashion show!) posted at Eyeflare – Travel Articles and Tips, saying, “Paris can be expensive, so here are 5 things you can do without spending a single Euro cent.”

Milan, Italy   For a unique tourism perspective, Jessica Spiegel reveals Milan for the Blind from her BootsnAll Italy Travel Guide, saying, “I happened upon this “braille” version of the city of Milan, and loved looking at the parts that were more well-worn and shiny.”

Å, Lofoten Islands, Norway   Mark presents Fish, Fjords and Fantasy (Lofoten Islands, Norway) posted at Travel Wonders of the World, saying, “Impressions of a special location (to me) that I have traveled to in past years. Lofoten Islands is an extraordinarily beautiful and wild place where you feel a real dose of nature and the magic of Norway.”

Cities in Africa

Cape Town, South Africa   Janine Smith presents Cape Town’s best kept Secret…. posted at Cape Town Holiday Accommodation.

 Cities in the Americas

Austin, Texas, USA   Caterina Christakos describes Bat Sightings in Austin Texas posted at travelgetway.com Blog.

San Francisco, California, USA   CatSynth presents Festival of Contemporary Music, San Francisco posted at catsynth.com mp3 kitty cat synthesizer music, saying, “We haven’t had a chance to participate [in Carnival of Cities] in a while – but we’re back, and have another music review from a recent concert in San Francisco”

Atlanta, Georgia, USA   Silicon Valley Blogger goes east to write Sell Your House, Downsize and Give The Proceeds To Charity? posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “This story is about a family who lives in Atlanta, Georgia.”

Denver, Colorado, USA   Janelle Nanos at National Geographic Traveler takes reader suggestions on where to eat in Denver, and she’s glad she did. Check out Delectable Dining in Denver posted at Intelligent Travel.

Chicago, Illinois, USA   James Hills asks, Blackhawks and Red Wings Hockey Game at Wrigley Field? posted at Man Tripping – Guys Getways and Mancations. A January outdoor hockey game is pretty, um, authentic.

Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA   Mike Bergin talks about the Birds of Virginia Beach posted at 10,000 Birds, saying, “Here’s a piece about a popular mid-Atlantic vacation destination. I believe Virginia Beach qualifies as a city!” It sure does….

New York, New York, USA   GrrlScientist presents a detailed discussion of The Horse at the American Museum of Natural History posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “A review of the special horse exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.”

Washington, District of Columbia (DC) USA   sarah says I definitely need to plan a trip to D.C. to see Jim Henson’s Fantastic World (at the Smithsonian). She writes at SARAHSPY.

Fort Bragg, California, USA   Nancy Brown presents Fort Bragg – Come for the fun, stay for the food posted at WhatATrip, saying, “If you find yourself in Fort Bragg, California, make sure to check out these great places to eat.”  Handmade candy – yum.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA   becauseemilysaysso says give it up for the gut, because a Beer Gut is the New Sexy posted at Because Emily Says So.

Cities in Asia

Tokyo, Japan   Vigo Mak takes the train and checks out the cosplay in Harajuku ’08 posted at Amerikajin: Life & Travel in Asia.

That concludes this edition, and thanks for visiting the Perceptive Travel blog (if you like our work, subscribe to our RSS feed.)

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

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