Carnival of Cities for 3 May 2012

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. We normally post on Wednesdays but I was tied up with travel yesterday (in Chicago – yay!)

The previous edition was hosted on Sheila’s Guide, and we will return there for the next one on May 16, 2012.

If you would like to host a future Carnival edition on your blog, please contact 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 Asia

Singapore  Flashpacker presents Singapore City Sights posted at flashpackatforty, saying, “Singapore is an great city destination. The transport system is excellent and cheap, so you can travel around from the airport by train. The city has many attractions which are listed in this travel blog post.”

Cities in Australia and New Zealand

Perth, Australia   Nate Robert presents My Home : The Most Isolated City in the World posted at YOMADIC, saying, “By road, I need to cross a dry, barren, tree-less, 200,000 square kilometer single piece of limestone, just to get to another city. Every journey I take is epic. Perth, Western Australia. My home town. The most isolated city in the world.”

Brisbane, Australia   Nicole Elena Robertson presents More Northern Rivers, Brisbane, and Bluesfest posted at Nicole Elena Robertson, saying, “Photos from a week spent exploring the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, the Byron Bay Bluesfest and Brisbane from the perspective of an American art student.”

Cities in the Americas

Chicago, Illinois, USA   Nicole presents Baby Tours Chicago posted at Arrows Sent Forth, saying, “A visit to Chicago, as viewed through the eyes of a 4-month-old baby.”

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA presents New Shopping Venue in Salt Lake City, Utah with Flame Shooting Water Fountains: City Creek Center posted at Traveling Mamas, saying, “ contributor Susan Tucker checked out Salt Lake City’s newest shopping venue, City Creek Center.”

Phoenix, Arizona, USA   Nina Simmons presents Make a splash in a Phoenix pool posted at The Hot Sheet, saying, “Palm trees, sunshine, sparkling pools and margaritas – Phoenix has all the ingredients you need for a relaxing getaway. Our recommendation is to kick back and enjoy some of the more unique pools that our resorts have to offer – grab your flip flops and sunglasses and choose which resort pool suits you.”

Santa Monica, California, USA   Nancy Brown presents Insider Tips for Things to See and Do in Santa Monica, CA posted at Nancy D Brown, saying, “There’s more to Santa Monica than the beach. Read Nancy D. Brown’s Insider Tips for things to do in Santa Monica, California.”

Louisville, Kentucky, USA   Andy Hayes presents Urban, Bourbon Exploits in Louisville, Kentucky posted at Sharing Travel Experiences, saying, “Never a dull moment.”

Hollywood, California, USA   Micah Alfaro presents A Walk Down Hollywood posted at Friend The World.

San Jose, California, USA   Byteful Travel presents San Jose Bike Party Review: An Unparalleled Cycling Experience (with donuts!) posted at Byteful Travel, saying, “What happens when you combine 4,000 cyclists, over 30 miles of road, and free donuts? Bike Party, of course! Every month, the San Jose Bike Party volunteers plan a route leading out of San Jose, through the surrounding area, and back again. And while it’s difficult to completely describe the excitement and sheer adrenaline of biking with such a large group of people, my story (which happens to be a tale of tragedy and triumph) should give you a taste of what it’s like.”

Windsor, Ontario, Canada   Dominique King presents The Baby House spotlights Canadian history and identity in Windsor, Ontario posted at Midwest Guest, saying, “Visiting the Baby House in Windsor, Ontario, Canada–just across the river from Detroit, Michigan– is a great way to learn about the War of 1812 from a Canadian perspective.”

Monterey, California, USA   Laura Edgar presents PHOTO GALLERY: Fishy Faces at Monterey Bay Aquarium posted at NerdWallet | Travel, saying, “If you’re traveling to or through Monterey, make sure to set aside a few hours to join the penguins for lunch and take a stroll through the giant kelp forest.”

Kissimmee, Florida, USA   Eileen Ludwig presents Breakfast date with Shrek, Fiona, Puss N Boots, Town Crier Gaylord Palms Villa De Flora posted at Freelance Tourist: Travel Tips, saying, “Kissimmee, Florida”

Cities in Europe

Copenhagen, Denmark   Lisa Goodmurphy presents Tivoli Gardens in the Rain posted at Gone with the Family.

London, England   Jason Ward presents Hakkasan London posted at The Word of Ward, saying, “A review of the world famous, Michelin starred Hakkasan restaurant in London, by someone who doesn’t normally go to such places.”

Reykjavik, Iceland   Stuart Wickes presents Reykjavik Childrens Festival – Culture for children, with children, by children posted at The Family Adventure Project, saying, “We visited Reykjavik, Iceland for the Children’s Culture Festival – a festival of art, nature, music and culture for children, by children and with children.”

Paris, France   parisotheque presents Le Kong posted (in Croatian) at parisotheque, saying, “Paris, Paris, Paris.”

Barcelona, Spain   Laurence Norah / @Lozula presents Things I didn’t know about Barcelona! posted at Finding the universe, saying, “When I travelled to Barcelona I learnt all kinds of things about the city and its culture that I hadn’t previously been aware of!”

Istanbul, Turkey   Anil Polat presents The Bright Artery Of A City: A Photo Essay Of Istanbul’s Istiklal Caddesi At Night posted at foXnoMad.

Frankfurt, Germany   Amanda Kendle presents That strange building in Frankfurt, Germany … posted at Not A Ballerina: A Travel Blogger’s Life.

Faro, Portugal   Karen Bryan presents Photo Tour of Faro Cathedral, Portugal posted at Europe A La Carte Blog, saying, “My photo tour of Faro Cathedral in Portugal.”

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

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