Welcome to the December 2, 2009 edition of the Carnival of Cities, where we find out about goings-on in cities and towns across the world, all in a single blog post.

The Family Travel Guide hosted the previous edition;  I’m happy to consider hosts for upcoming Carnival editions in December, January and February.

If you’d like to host the Carnival on your blog, please email me at Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com.

Off we go….

Cities in the Americas

Jordy Clements presents The Cornhuskers Did Battle, But I Won the War posted at Omaha.net – Local Writing from the Heartland.

TheWordWire presents What Happens [When You Live] In Vegas… posted at TheWordWire.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents The Vibrator Play on Broadway (Review and Limerick) posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Jon presents These Ultimate Fighting Guys are Tough posted at The PlanetEye Traveler – Washington DC, saying, “Modern day gladiators of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) come to Washington, DC. Makes the healthcare fight on Capitol Hill look like nothing!!”

Jack Norell presents Osaka Garden, Jackson Park, Chicago posted at Eyeflare – Travel Articles and Tips, saying, “Did you know that in Chicago there is a hidden Japanese garden? Right behind the Museum of Science and Industry in Jackson Park, a wonderful Japanese garden on a wooded island awaits you in the middle of a lagoon.”

Psych Syke presents Ball at Playa Bonita Resort & Spa in Panama posted at Panama-aah.

Jamie Pearson presents 7 Reasons to Love the San Francisco Zoo posted at Travel Savvy Mom.

Miss Magpie presents Insider Guide to First Night Burlington posted at FindandGoSeek.net, saying, “Whoop it up this New Year’s Eve in downtown Burlington, Vermont at the First Night Festival.”

Dominique King presents Metro Detroit’s Woodward Avenue named All-American Road posted at Midwest Guest, saying, “I drive a portion of metro Detroit’s Woodward Avenue most days, but Woodward’s official designation as one of a select group of All-American Roads gives me a new appreciation for its significance in our region’s history and cultural development.”

Joanne presents Why You Should Travel To San Diego posted at Travel To San Diego.

One Family presents Best Sites of Grand Canyon & Las Vegas – A Trip Report posted at One Family’s Blog.

Chris Clark presents Dancing on the Sidewalk in New Orleans posted at Little Travel Notebook – Camping & RV Travel, saying, “This is just a snippet of our trip to New Orleans but to me this short blog post and video really capture the essence of the city.”

Cities in Europe

RennyBA presents Mini Cruise on Oslo Fjord in Norway posted at RennyBA’s Terella, saying, “By ship from the City Hall to the new Opera House, then to Bygdøy Island with Maritime and Viking museum gives an adventure cruise on the Oslo Fjord.”

Victoria Wallop presents Sir Thomas More posted at It’s a small world after all, saying, “A post about Sir Thomas More’s life in Chelsea”

That concludes this edition, and thanks very much for visiting the Perceptive Travel Blog.

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