Carnival of Cities for 23 February 2011

Carnival of Cities blog carnival 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 Sheila’s Guide and the next edition will be hosted on Best Family Travel Advice on Wednesday, March 9.

If you would like to host a future Carnival edition on your blog (March 23 and April 6 are still open) please contact me at Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. Thanks!

Off we go….

Cities in the Middle East

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Anne-Sophie Redisch presents Magic of Cities: Daydreaming Dubai posted at Sophie’s World, saying, “The most famous of the seven United Arab Emirates, Dubai is full of contrasts.”

Cities in Asia

Beijing, China thevagablond presents Beijing Bizarre: 7 Obscure Things You’ll Want to Do posted at the vagablond.

Bangkok, Thailand Zhu presents Hello Bangkok posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “Unsurprisingly, the traffic is horrendous in Bangkok. The streets are packed with motorbikes, tuk-tuks, cars, taxis, trucks, bus and pedestrians. Don’t think for a minute you are safe on the sidewalk: motorbikes will happily ride on it. And don’t think looking both ways before crossing the street helps as there are always people driving on the wrong side of the road.”

Tokyo, Japan sophielynette presents Future City Odaiba posted at Four Thousand Miles, saying, “A recount of my trip to the manmade island of Odaiba in Tokyo.”

Cities in the Americas

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Christine Belsom presents I Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans posted at BlogFerret, saying, “There are many people from New Orleans who still feel the same way as I, in spite of the fact that 5 1/2 years have passed since Katrina. Many of us are scattered throughout the United States and still wish they were back in the Land of Dreams.”

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada Lacy Kemp presents Happy Again… posted at The View From the Corner, saying, “A little piece about why Whistler makes me happy.”

Nashville, Tennessee, USA Francesca Folinazzo presents Eating Our Way Through Nashville posted at Folinazzo Family.

Omaha, Nebraska Morgan Schwartz presents Join the Mug Club at Brass Monkey posted at Omaha Food, saying, “If you’re tired of the nondescript corporate-type bars that have overrun South Omaha, you deserve a drink at Brass Monkey. In his review, Stephen Gates talks to owners Kevin and Maria Tworek about craft beer.”

New York, New York, USA Carolyne Hall presents The Frick Collection posted at Lady on a Roof, saying, “This is just a recent post on my experience at the Frick Collection in New York City.”

Seattle, Washington, USA Byteful Travel presents Seattle’s Chittenden Lock Miracle: How the Salmon Were Saved from Oblivion posted at Byteful Travel, saying, “On the 57th day of my life-changing journey to the West Coast of the US and back, and I encountered probably the first amazing piece of engineering that I explored that didn’t actually tower over me: the famous Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Instead of towering above me, it worked beneath my feet, allowing ships to pass from the Puget Sound to Lake Washington and back again. That, in itself, wasn’t especially surprising. What surprised me were the giant horns. But we’ll get to that in a moment…”

Hutchinson, Kansas, USA Here is a post that I wrote for PCMA Convene, the blog for the Professional Convention Management Association, about hosting a modern tech/social media conference in an Art Deco theater in Hutchinson, Kansas:  Small-Town, Not Small-Time.

Napa, California, USA Jennifer Miner presents Romantic Getaway Vacation in Napa Valley posted at The Vacation Gals, saying, “Romantic getaway vacations in the US don’t get better than those in Napa Valley, CA.”

Memphis, Tennessee, USA Cara Quinn presents UWS Blondie: Memphis and Graceland posted at UWS Blondie.

Chicago, Illinois, USA Dominique King presents Chicago’s Cloud Gate invites interaction posted at Midwest Guest, saying, “Sculptor Anish Kapoor created Chicago’s iconic “Bean” not only to reflect the city, but to draw encourage viewer interaction as it draws them into the piece.”

That concludes this Carnival 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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  1. Andarin February 24, 2011
    • Sheila Scarborough February 24, 2011
  2. Sophie March 3, 2011

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