Welcome to this edition of the Carnival of Cities, where we tour the world in a single blog post.

Thanks very much to the BootsnAll Family Travel Guide for hosting the last edition; the next one is on Sheila’s Guide to the Good Stuff on July 14.

If you’d like to host on your blog, please contact me at Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. Thanks!

Off we go….

Cities in the Americas

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA Kirsten Alana presents A Francophile In A French Bakery posted at A Pair of Panties and Boxers, saying, “Article is about a French Bakery in Charlotte that’s not only quite authentic but is well known and a very interesting place to people watch when traveling through this Southern city.”

Austin, Texas, USA Rachel Farris (Mean Rachel) presents What Willie Wouldn’t Do posted at m e a n r a c h e l, saying, “Austin decides to name its street with the most cachet after Willie Nelson!”

Washington, DC, USA Jon presents Rolling Thunder Booms into DC for Missing Vets posted at PlanetEye Traveler – Washington DC, saying, “Tens of thousands of motorcyclists decended onto the National Mall in Washington, DC over Memorial Day. Here’s a photo recap of Rolling Thunder, a group of vets and veteran’s supporters seeking final answers for all American combat personnel still MIA (missing in action.)”

Bogota, Columbia Federico presents Bogota: one great city in Colombia posted at Maitravelsite’s Blog and Travelogue.

New York, New York, USA Madeleine Begun Kane presents The Tenor Of Our Anniversary posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Zhu presents Close Up of the Canadian Parliament posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “Parliament Hill is a very busy place in spring: hordes of tourists visit the Parliament, politicians and MPs are wrapping things up for the summer and locals enjoy relaxing on the grass in front of the Center Block.”

St. Louis, Missouri, USA Sonny presents Afro-American Father’s Art, Creating for Everyone Today (A. F.A.C.E.T.) in the Community posted at Seize the Day.

New York, New York, USA Carlo Alcos presents New York City Rules: Signs of Civilization? posted at Vagabonderz.

Omaha, Nebraska, USA Jordy Clements presents Best College World Series Bars posted at Omaha Sports, saying, “Whether you’re visiting Omaha specifically for the College World Series or are a local looking for the best place to watch a game, this list of the Best College World Series Bars in Omaha should help you find the ideal place for drinks, fans, and fun.”

Jekyll Island, Georgia, USA Sue Rodman presents 5 Things to Do on Jekyll Island posted at Field Trips with Sue, saying, “Here are five great things to do beyond the beach at Jekyll Island, off the Georgia coast.”

San Antonio, Texas, USA Sheila Scarborough presents Peek behind the scenes with stingrays at SeaWorld posted at Family Travel Guide.

New York, New York, USA Jennifer Miner presents New York City Travel Moment posted at The Vacation Gals.

Cities in Europe

Derry, Ireland Kerry Dexter presents music and hope: Derry posted at Music Road, saying, “release of the Saville Report, result of 12 year investigation into the events of Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972, sparks reflection on music’s way of reaching across divisions in Northern Ireland.”

Drammen, Norway Anne-Sophie Redisch presents Sunset and the Water Spirit posted at NileGuide Oslo, saying, “….river city Drammen has undergone a massive transformation and is now one of Norway’s most exciting cities.”

Cities in Asia

Bangkok, Thailand Victoria Wallop presents A street corner in Bangkok posted at It’s a small world after all.

Calcutta (Kolkata), India Daniel presents The Agony and Beauty of Calcutta posted at Two Go Round-The-World, saying, “Great idea for a carnival — thought this post on Calcutta might be suitable. Thanks in advance for putting this together. Looking forward!” (Thanks, glad you like the Carnival’s focus!)

That concludes this edition, and thanks for visiting.

Please submit your (one, non-spammy) blog post to the next edition of the Carnival of Cities using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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