Carnival swing ride (courtesy Lauren Murphy Flickr CC)

Carnival swing ride (courtesy Lauren Murphy Flickr CC)

Welcome 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 Blog Carnival administration site now requires you to set up a free login account before submitting a post. This is rather a pain, but I hope it helps cut down on the not-insignificant number of spam submissions which are only looking for link-building rather than also sharing good content and community-building.

We normally publish every other Wednesday, but author travel required a one-day shift this week. The previous Carnival edition was hosted on Sheila’s Guide, and it will return there on October 24.

If you would like to host a future Carnival edition on your blog, please contact me as the Carnival organizer:  Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com.

Here’s more info and background about the Carnival of Cities blog carnival, and now….

Off we go!

Cities in Africa

Durban, South Africa   Lola Akinmade Åkerström includes some wonderful portraits of beachgoers in Postcard: Durban beachfront at dusk – Geotraveler’s Niche posted at Writing and photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström, saying, “Postcard snapshots from Durban’s beachfront at sunset, South Africa”

Cities in Europe

Guimarães, Portugal   Leyla Giray describes two women and two histories in Guimarães, Portugal: Women, Hearts and History posted at Women on the Road Blog.

Vilnius, Lithuania   Jorge Marcano sheds light on an E-voting bill rejected by Seimas posted at The Lithuania Tribune, saying, “E-voting should be embraced, not rejected by national parliaments”

Cities in the Americas

Bogotá, Colombia Kelley loves colors and character in Bogota, Colombia; The Graffiti posted at Sailing Chance, saying, “The bold and vibrant graffiti lit up the city and provided such charm to my Colombian trip. The graffiti there was so much more than an expression of urban youth; it was true artwork!”

Los Angeles, California, USA   Foxy proves that LA is a walkable city (I know – crazy, right?) in The Big Parade Los Angeles posted at thegoldenfoxgirl.com.

Bocas Del Toro, Panama   Henry gets relaxed and sandy in Finding Freedom: Three Picture Perfect Beaches In Bocas Del Toro, Panama – 8-9-2012 posted at Finding Freedom, saying, “Need a reminder of summer as the days get shorter and colder? This article is exactly what you need! I visited the tropical getaway of Bocas Del Toro, Panama in August 2012 and explored three picturesque beaches, each with a unique twist.”

Houston, Texas, USA   Roberta Calelly finds that The Dude Abides while “CHASING” FOOD TRUCKS! posted at Musings of Activator, saying, “The Food Truck phenomenon in Houston, Texas.”

Kissimmee, Florida, USA   Eileen Ludwig gets blue fingers, green toes and an Exquisite Massage at Gaylord Palms Relache Spa and Salon posted at Freelance Tourist: Travel Tips.

Medellín, Colombia   Dani Blanchette stumbles into Dixieland jazz in Dixie Music in Medellin posted at Going Nomadic, saying, “Authentic Louisiana Style Dixie Music in Medellin, Colombia!”

Brooklyn, New York, USA   Simpsonsparadox zips up that hoodie while Non-Ironically Loving The Subway posted at Simpson’s Paradox.

That concludes this edition, and thanks very much for visiting and supporting the Carnival.

Please submit your (ONE, non-spammy, recent) blog post – once you’ve registered – 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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