Carnival of Cities for 30 November 2011

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Update: many of the links are now broken – as of July 2015 – and we couldn’t find them again, so if something looks like it should be linked but isn’t, that is why.

Welcome to the (particularly enormous!) 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 Carnival edition was hosted on Sheila’s Guide, and you’ll find the next one (December 14) on Travel with Teens and Tweens.

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 Europe

Akureyri, Iceland Hjortur Smarason presents Akureyri in the Snow! – Photo Essay posted at Raving Ravens, saying, “This is a post I did about Akureyri, the biggest town of North Iceland with pictures from a heavy snow day :)”

Tallinn, Estonia Chris Christensen presents Chocolate Quest in Tallinn, Estonia posted at The Amateur Traveler Podcast – travel for the love of it.

Stockholm, Sweden Anne-Sophie Redisch presents Östermalms Saluhall – Slow Food in Stockholm posted at Sophie’s World, saying, “If you’re a travelling foodie and you happen to be in Stockholm, a stop at Saluhallen Market in the hip Östermalm neighbourhood will be a highlight of your visit.”

London, England AbundantJourneys presents London Calling; A New Holiday Tradition? posted at Life Is Full of Bloom.

Avanos, Turkey jenny presents Avanos, Turkey: Search for the Red Clay Turkish Pottery for Pottery Kebabs posted at Devour The World.

Helsinki, Finland Chris Gray Faust presents Fascinating Finland: Finnish Design in Helsinki posted at Chris Around The World: A Journalist’s Travels on the Road.

Glasgow, Scotland Mike Sowden presents Glasgow: There Hasnae Been a Murder posted at Fevered Mutterings.

Munich, Germany Stuart Wickes presents Whirlwind Munich posted at The Family Adventure Project, saying, “A family oriented whirlwind tour of Munich, Germany.”

Florence, Italy MoTravels presents Florence in the Fall posted at MO TRAVELS, saying, “Fall is the perfect time to enjoy Florence, with the beautiful autumn leaves, cooler climate and fewer crowds.”

Poissy, France Michael Schuermann presents The White House Le Corbusier Built posted at easy hiker.

Copenhagen, Denmark Dian Emery presents Sightseeing on a Winter’s Day in Copenhagen posted at GirlsGetaway, saying, “Tips for winter sightseeing in Europe’s capital of cool, Copenhagen Denmark”

Pamplona, Spain Liz presents pamplona posted at Liz en España.

Budapest, Hungary Alex Berger presents Adventure Travel: Caving Deep Beneath Budapest – My First Brush With Claustrophobia posted at VirtualWayfarer.

London, England David Leonhardt presents Top Style Bars of London posted at Barwhiz Blog, saying, “Style bars in London are similar to the usual bars which serve great drinks with awesome music to entertain the guests. One thing that separates them from regular pubs or bars is their decor, serving style and most prominently, the star-studded guest list.”

Stockholm, Sweden Lola Akinmade Åkerström presents Holiday spirit around Birger Jarlsgatan – Stockholm posted at The Swedish photo blog —, saying, “Christmas markets are now up around Sweden. Decorations adorn storefronts and shelves. Twinkling stars hang in windows, including mine. You can definitely feel the holiday spirit here in Stockholm, even though snow has delayed its arrival.”

Venice, Italy Tui Cameron presents Venice, Italy’s Warped Sense of Scale posted at Mental Mosaic, saying, “A recent visit to Venice, Italy got me thinking about the meaning of scale. Several luxury yachts in the harbor completely dwarfed that beautiful floating city. It looked like a movie set with items in different scales, as you can see from my photos.”

Annecy, France Andrea presents 3 Hours in Annecy posted at Destination Europe.

London, England Simon Falvo presents London’s East End? Multicultural, Fascinating and So Cool posted at Wild About Travel.

Cities in the Americas

Ottawa, Canada Globetrottergirls presents Ottawa UnLOCKed posted at Globetrottergirls, saying, “We recently discovered that the key to conquering Canada’s capital is by starting at the locks.”

Bogota, Colombia 20stravel presents Street Art of Bogota: A Photo Essay posted at Twenty-Something Travel.

Anaheim, California, USA Jennifer Miner presents Disneyland During Winter Holiday Season posted at Los Angeles Consortium of Online Travel, saying, “Plenty to see and do in Disneyland during the Christmas season!”

Rapid City, South Dakota, USA Beth Blair presents South Dakota’s Bear Country U.S.A. posted at The Vacation Gals, saying, “Terrific stop on a family road trip – Bear Country in South Dakota.”

Cartagena, Colombia Jerri presents Destination Details: Cartagena, Colombia posted at A Girl’s Guide to Travel, Studying, Working, and Volunteering Abroad.

Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA Eileen Ludwig presents How to Best Tour NASA Kennedy Space Center posted at Freelance Tourist: Travel Tips.

Guanajuato, Mexico Alisa Lybbert presents Guanajuato, Mexico | Place of the Frogs posted at Living Outside of the Box, saying, “A blog post on the fascinating and unique town of Guanajuato in Central Mexico.”

Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii, USA Idelish presents {USA} Is the Sunrise at Haleakala Worth the Effort of Getting There? posted at Idelish.

Seattle, Washington, USA Bonnie Way presents Explore: Seattle, Washington posted at The Koala Bear Writer.

Granada, Nicaragua Christine presents Massage at Hotel Spa Granada posted at Me, My Kid and Life, saying, “Not all travel plans work out as one might think.”

Vancouver, Canada Jeff Jung presents Getting a Taste of Vancouver posted at career break secrets.

Fort Worth, Texas, USA Jody Halsted presents The Fort Worth Stockyards- a Must See for Families posted at Family Travel Tips How to Travel with Kids Family Rambling.

Ensenada, Mexico Iuliana Papuc presents Ensenada posted at Iuliana Papuc (in Romanian.)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Scott presents 66 more things I love about Pittsburgh posted at Quirky Travel Guy.

Helen, Georgia, USA Wayfaring Wanderer presents How to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Helen, GA posted at Wayfaring Wanderer, saying, “What used to be a struggling logging town back in the late 60s, Helen, GA has since been revamped to simulate an alpine village in order to promote tourism. It’s not quite like what you would find in Germany, but the town has a unique look that captivates many visitors.”

Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, USA Nancy Brown presents Things to See and Do in Maui, Hawaii posted at Nancy D Brown, saying, “There’s more to Maui than surf and sand. Go upcountry with Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown and these insider tips to things to see and do in Maui, Hawaii.”

Sulphur, Oklahoma, USA I wrote Travel Post Friday: Chickasaw Cultural Center village posted at Sheila’s Guide To The Good Stuff, saying, “A traditional village reconstructed at the Chickasaw Cultural Center.”

Canton, Ohio, USA Dominique King presents Visiting the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio posted at Midwest Guest, saying, “The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, is a dream come true for true-blue football fans with its interactive and immersive approach to interpreting and sharing football’s history.”

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Dani Blanchette presents F*CK THE STRIP posted at, saying, “A guide to things in Vegas that have nothing to do with the Las Vegas Strip or that whole touristy area.”

Savannah, Georgia, USA Renee King presents 36 hours of fun in historic downtown Savannah, Georgia posted at A View To A Thrill.

Cuzco, Peru Carole Terwilliger Meyers presents Great Sleeps: Hotel Monasterio, Cuzco, Peru posted at Travels With Carole.

New York, New York, USA Terry Trucco presents Overnight New York » In the News: The Barbizon Hotel for Women posted at Overnight New York, saying, “One very specialized aspect of New York City — the fabled, erstwhile Barbizon Hotel for Women, which is being considered for landmark status by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.”

Mystic, Connecticut, USA Sharlene Earnshaw presents Small Town Spotllight: Mystic, Connecticut with kids posted at the talking trekaroo.

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica Erica Kuschel presents Chocolate – Breakfast of Champions posted at Over Yonderlust.

Vancouver, Canada Carolyn B. Heller presents WanderFood Wednesday: Pulled Pork Pancakes posted at WanderFood.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Jeremy Albelda presents Occupy Philadelphia – The Homeless, The Hipsters and The Hopeless posted at The World Or Bust, saying, “Here’s a post about the Occupy Philadelphia Movement.”

Cities in Asia and Australia

Vientiane, Laos Iain Manley presents The Chinese of Vientiane posted at Old World Wandering: A Travelogue, saying, “A portrait of the Chinese immigrants remaking Laos’ sleepy capital.”

Melbourne, Australia Gavin R. Putland presents Why renters are vermin posted at The world according to GRP, saying, “The view from our balcony is slowly being ruined…”

Beijing, China Stephen Whale presents Chinese Scams in Beijing posted at You’re Not From Around Here, Are You?.

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