Bubble at a street carnival (courtesy abbilder at Flickr CC)

Bubble at a street carnival (courtesy abbilder at 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.

We normally publish every other week, and the next edition will be hosted on Sheila’s Guide.

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. You do need to register on the carnival administration website (it’s easy and free) to submit to this or any blog carnival.

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

Off we go!

Cities in Africa

Lagos, Nigeria   ebele talks about the perils of “okay” in What is worse than suffering? posted at Street-side convos, saying, “Reflecting on my stay in the vibrant city of Lagos, Nigeria and how it ties in with the warrior instinct in us all”

Cities in Europe

Lisbon, Portugal   Nancy Brown makes some comparisons in Insider Tips for Things to See and Do in Lisbon, Portugal posted at Nancy D Brown, saying, “Lisbon, Portugal’s ‘The 25th of April bridge’ reminds me of our San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge.”

Heidelberg, Germany   Ilana W thinks profound thoughts while Discovering Heidelberg: what you can do when you are not a philosopher posted at Ilana on the road.

Antwerp, Belgium   DJ Yabis finds the biggest wigs ever in Photo Diary: Antwerp Pride Parade 2013 posted at Dream Euro Trip.

Cities in the Americas

East Lansing, Michigan, USA   Dominique King shows how the Broad Museum of Art makes mark in East Lansing, Michigan posted at Midwest Guest, saying, “Zaha Hadid’s strikingly modern design for the new Broad Museum of Art in East Lansing, Michigan stirs questions, controversy and admiration.”

Toronto, Ontario, Canada   Zhu shares lovely photos in Toronto Island posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “Just the ferry ride can wow even the most blasé tourist: the view on Toronto’s sky­line is amaz­ing. That alone is worth the $7.50 ride! (Follow on Twitter @Xiaozhuli)”

Quito, Ecuador   Tim Leffel includes desserts, art and sparkling churches during A Perfect Day in Quito posted at Luxury Latin America Blog, saying, “Far too many travelers only spend one day in Quito, Ecuador on a trip to or from the Galapagos. Here’s how to make the most of that day.”

Atlanta, Georgia, USA   Andy Hayes & Caroline Eubanks show you lots of options Outside of the Airport: Atlanta’s Lesser Known Neighborhoods posted at Plum Deluxe, saying, “Most people’s experiences with Atlanta, Georgia are limited to the terminals of Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, the world’s busiest airport, as well as some unfortunate reality television portrayals. But there’s so much more to the ‘Capital of the South.'”

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA   Terri Peterson Smith explores a world of art while Strolling on Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico posted at Off The Beaten Page Travel.

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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