Carnival of Cities for 13 June 2012

Carnival of Cities 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 we will return there for the next one on June 27, 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 Africa

Ceres, South Africa Melanie Grant presents Cape Town: Ceres Zip Slide Adventures posted at Mel’s Mouthful on Mothering, saying, “With 3 boys who brave the seas off the False Bay Coast, well known for its shark infestation and who swim amongst jelly fish, blue bottles and dolphins – I couldn’t expect anything else than a life full of adventure. So what do I do – do I raise my boys to quietly sit at home all day, spend their days filled with computer screens (you know my thoughts on this) – protected and cooped up?”

Johannesburg, South Africa JoburgTraffic presents Alfa and Toyota and some idiot parked on the highway posted at Caught on camera.

Cities in Europe

Moscow, Russia Katie Sorene presents 6 Reasons Why I Won’t Go Back to Moscow posted at Travel Blog – Tripbase, saying, “Language difficulties, unfriendly people and gray skies are just some of the reasons why this travel writer won’t be returning to Moscow.”

Copenhagen, Denmark Andy Hayes presents Copenhagen, Denmark: What to Do, Where to Eat, Places to Stay posted at Sharing Travel Experiences.

Barcelona, Spain Laurence Norah / @Lozula presents In photos: Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter posted at Finding the universe, saying, “A photo tour of Barcelona’s quite beautiful gothic quarter!”

London, England   Natasha London presents Understanding London areas and postcodes posted at Alternative London Guide, saying, “Please kindly check out my new article on London areas and postcodes – i believe it’s very practical and insightful info for everyone travelling to London.”

Cities in Asia

Agra, India   Emma Goho presents The Gohemians Guide to India: Part 2 – Agra posted at gohemiantravellers, saying, “I send you tips, pictures and the beautiful Taj Mahal to sink your teeth into. Agra really is a must for the travel wishlist…so read up on it and book that flight!”

Cities in the Americas

Fort Davis, Texas, USA Beth Nobles presents Beating the Heat on the Porches of Fort Davis posted at Texas Mountain Trail Daily Photo, saying, “A representative entry for our regional daily photo blog, with travel ideas and tips for Far West Texas, and part of the Texas Mountain Trail’s social media effort. We’re a regional heritage tourism/economic development non-profit organization participating in the Texas Historical Commission’s Heritage Trails Program.”

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.”

Columbus, Ohio, USA Joe Vargo presents Marvelous Menagerie – a Roman Mosaic at the Columbus Museum of Art posted at The Columbus Experience, saying, “A 300-square-foot colorful mosaic from Lod, Israel, is on display through Jan. 13, 2013. The mosaic, made of small bits (tesserae) of stone and glass, depicts a variety of life-like scenes, including sea creatures, predators and prey, and intricate geometric designs and is almost completely intact. Because stone and glass don’t fade over time, the exhibit is a rare example of ancient artwork that looks almost exactly as it was intended.”

Tunica, Mississippi, USA Lisa Konupka presents Cruise the Mississippi on the Tunica Queen posted at Down the Road in Tunica MS Blog.

New York, New York, USA Sarah presents Spreading Amsterdam’s Bike Culture [to New York] posted at Natsumi.

Asheville, North Carolina, USA Del Holston presents A Must See! Mountain Time Lapse Video posted at Asheville Travel Blog.

Reno, Nevada, USA Cody Haener presents A New Breed of Visitor Center Opens in Reno posted at Official Reno Tahoe USA Blog.

Play Carrillo, Costa Rica Henry presents La Selva Animal Preserve in Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica posted at Finding Freedom, saying, “This entry covers La Selva Animal Preserve, a small but beautiful animal preserve in Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica. Some friends and I from a hostel in nearby Playa Samara visited in April 2012 and were amazed at the variety and beauty of the animals being cared for. Definitely a must-visit for animal lovers, wildlife photo lovers and flower lovers.”

San Antonio, Texas, USA Nancy Brown presents Things to See and Do in San Antonio, Texas posted at Nancy D Brown, saying, “There’s more to San Antonio than The Alamo. Travel writer Nancy D. Brown shares her insider tips to San Antonio, Texas.”

New York, New York, USA   Romeo Vitelli presents Visiting Ground Zero posted at Providentia, saying, “My recent visit to the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan”

Chicago, Illinois, USA   Nicole presents Tips for Visiting Chicago’s Museum Campus posted at Arrows Sent Forth, saying, “I think Chicago’s Museum Campus is one of the best parts of this great city. Here are a few tips to make your visit even more fun.”

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

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