Carnival of Cities logoWelcome to the Carnival of Cities 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 edition was hosted on May 4 by Nerd’s Eye View and the June 1 edition will be over at Sophie’s World.

If you would like to host a future Carnival edition on your blog please contact me at Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. Thanks!

Off we go….

Cities in the Americas

Austin, Texas, USA Pete&Kara presents Canoes, Margaritas and Sushi. Oh My! posted at Dispatches from a Winnebago, saying, “An Austin, TX birthday weekend: canoeing, jumping off a bridge, the strongest margaritas and the city’s best sushi!”

New York, New York, USA Lionel Martinez presents Media At Ground Zero posted at ZineTv, saying, “The impact of the news media coming to your town as seen by what happened at Ground Zero, New York City after the death of Osama Bin Laden.”

Boise, Idaho, USA Nancy Sathre-Vogel presents Falling in love with Boise posted at A Wayward Journey, saying, “After traveling the world for 34 years, I’ve come to the realization that Boise, Idaho is a pretty darn great place to live!”

Miami, Florida, USA Marina K. Villatoro presents South Beach, Miami Couple’s Escape posted at International Woman – It’s all about the Experience…, saying, “Enjoying Miami with my husband – a long needed couples getaway!”

Cashiers, North Carolina, USA Jennifer presents High Hampton Inn and Country Club – Cashiers, North Carolina posted at Two Kids and a Map, saying, “High Hampton is a lovely getaway in the mountains perfect for outdoor family adventures.”

Medellin, Columbia Jaemin Yi presents My Medellin Wrap-Up posted at Jaemin Yi | Travel, Creativity, and the Pursuit of Awesomeness, saying, “I’m a traveller in my mid-20’s and I just spent a month living in Medellin, Colombia. I had an amazing experience creating Reggaeton music, learning how to salsa dance, and even getting mugged at knifepoint. Would love to share my experience with some other travellers, especially if they’re interested in going to Colombia someday.”

Santa Barbara, California, USA suzanne cohen presents 30 Things to See in Santa Barbara posted at Santa Barbara Adventure Company.

Fort Worth, Texas, USA I wrote Travel Post Friday: the Paris Coffee Shop posted at Sheila’s Guide To The Good Stuff, saying, “Nothing to do with Paris, France but everything to do with finding cool local places.”

Allendale, Michigan, USA Dominique King presents Photo Friday: Metal marching band at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan posted at Midwest Guest, saying, “Public art is a very big part of the landscape at Grand Valley State University, and this multi-figure installment made of recycled scrap is one of my favorite pieces on the west Michigan campus.”

San Francisco, California, USA Donna West presents San Francisco Sightseeing Tradition: Sourdough Bread posted at Fun Tour Guru, saying, “Looking in depth at the local stories of people connected to cities while sightseeing – many connected as entrepreneur stories – I have two recent – one with cable car museum and this one on sourdough”

Cities in Australia and New Zealand

Brisbane, Australia Zhu presents Brisbane and Surfers Paradise posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “Brisbane was our first large city since Sydney and we arrived by Greyhound under pouring rain. Bad weather is less frustrating in the city than at the beach, we thought, and at least in Brisbane we could shelter in one of the numerous malls if we needed to.”

Cities in Europe

Paris, France Quiet Wanderings presents A Stroll in Paris posted at Quiet Wanderings.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales Anne-Sophie Redisch presents The longest place name in the world? posted at Sophie’s World, saying, “Ever heard of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch? Now try saying that three times fast. Or just once, even.”

London, England Katie Sorene presents 6 London Myths Exposed posted at Travel Blog – Tripbase, saying, “Persistent rain, bad teeth and terrible food – this post reveals the most popular myths about London and why you shouldn’t believe them.”

That concludes this Carnival edition, and thank you for visiting.

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