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Welcome to the first Carnival of Cities edition for 2011!

This is the blog carnival where we tour the world in a single post, via submissions from a variety of different blogs, all about any aspect of one, single city (or fair-sized town.)

The previous host was the Trekaroo Blog (thanks, guys!) and the next edition will be hosted 26 January on Sheila’s Guide.

If you’d like to host a future Carnival edition on your blog (February 9 and 23 are open) please contact me at Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. Thanks!

Off we go….

Cities in the Americas

Queens, New York, USA Madeleine Begun Kane presents Queens Unplowed (Limerick) posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Zacatecas, Mexico Tim Leffel presents Zacatecas: incredible Mexican city, almost no foreign tourists posted at Tim Leffel’s Cheapest Destinations, saying, “Mexico’s colonial interior offers a lot of bang for your buck—and you don’t have to share it with the tour bus throngs.”

Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA ritchie’s into rock n roll presents You’ll Find the Best of Everything at Hess’s, Allentown, PA posted at The Daily Cocca, saying, “A post asking for comments and memories about the formerly world-famous Hess’s department store in Allentown, PA (leveled in 1996 but still occupying a big place in local myth and memory). A good discussion already has started.”

Branson, Missouri, USA Jeff Sullivan presents 2011 Branson Tourist Guide posted at Branson Missouri Tourist Guide.

Galveston, Texas, USA Andy Hayes presents Photo Essay: The Wood Statues of Galveston posted at Sharing Travel Experiences.

Los Angeles, California, USA Shannon ODonnell presents Rediscovering Beauty at the Getty Center Museum posted at a little adrift: a rtw travelogue, saying, “A Los Angeles must for locals and tourists alike!”

Lahaina (Maui), Hawaii, USA Hawaii Beaches presents Affordable Maui Restaurants posted at Hawaii Beaches.

Detroit, Michigan, USA Dominique King presents Great Lakes maritime lore lives on at Detroit’s Dossin Great Lakes Museum posted at Midwest Guest, saying, “Want to learn more about Great Lakes maritime history? Check out the Dossin Great Lakes Museum as it celebrates its 50th anniversary along the Detroit River.”

San Francisco, California, USA Carolina presents Take the Kids to the de Young Museum of Art posted at Kids Go West, saying, “Post about visiting the de Young Museum of Art in San Francisco with young kids.”

Cities in Europe

Ghent, Belgium Nicole Elena Robertson presents Beehive print, Belgium posted at Nicole Elena Robertson, saying, “A trip to Belgium inspires art.”

Santa Cruz de la Palma, Canary Islands Wanted Adventure presents A Little History and a Lot of Double Forking posted at Well, I guess I said I wanted an Adventure…., saying, “Thank you for your time! Have a great weekend.”

London, England, United Kingdom D presents Hail to the London Taxi cab posted at Travels with Baby Tips, saying, “How I came to (unexpectedly) love the London cab during our family’s (unexpectedly) snowy visit.”

Cities in Asia

Shanghai, China This is my post from Sheila’s Guide; from a new series called Travel Post Friday on learning to catch those photography moments….body parts in a bicycle basket. :)

New Delhi, India travelindiaguide presents Travel India – Travel New Delhi City – India’s Tour of National Capital posted at Travel India Guide and Travel India Tour, saying, “Explore the information about the National Capital of India – New Delhi. You will find the best tourist spots in the city and enjoy the company of the locals.”

That concludes this edition, and thank you 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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