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Carnival of Cities for 09 April 2008

Carnival of Cities blog carnival logoIt’s great to have you at this edition of the Carnival of Cities, where we tour the cities of the world in one blog post.

Our host next week (16 April edition) is Eyeflare — submit your one, non-spammy post about any aspect of a single city, using this carnival submission form, by next Tuesday April 15th.

If you’d like to host the Carnival of Cities on 23 April, 30 April or 7 May, please email me at Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com.

Hosting is a good way to learn about other bloggers and the world around us. Thanks!

** Cities in Australasia **

Hokitika, (West Coast of the South Island) New Zealand Kiwi writer Liz Lewis explores jade carving in a charming town during A New Zealand Road Trip. She is a new blogger at the Perceptive Travel Blog.

Brisbane, Australia Alex Garcia visits the first church in Queensland, St Stephen’s Cathedral posted at his blog Life in Brisbane – Queensland – Australia.

** Cities in the Americas **

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Beth Blair helps you save your money with Las Vegas Cheap Eats and Drinks; she’s the Desert Mama at the Traveling Mamas blog.

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA valereee shows one way to eat local goodies in her New resource: posted at Cincinnati Locavore, celebrating the Ohio Valley foodshed.

San Francisco, California, USA CatSynth reviews some art openings in First Thursday San Francisco posted at mp3 kitty cat synthesizer music.

Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico Jack Norell presents Trajinera-ride in Xochimilco, Mexico City posted at Eyeflare – Travel Articles and Tips, saying, “If you have some time to spare and are looking for an experience not usually found in a mega-city, travel down to Xochimilco on the southern fringe of Mexico City for a boat ride in the canals, shaded by towering ahuejote trees.”

Branson, Missouri, USA Jeff Sullivan tells us about the show that started it all in a popular tourist town; the Baldknobbers Jamboree Country Music Show. It’s posted at Branson Travel Attractions.

Auburn, Washington, USA Writer and photographer Pam Mandel laments the demise of rail travel in a once-splendid small town in Adventures Near Seattle: Auburn, Washington posted at her blog Nerd’s Eye View.

Washington, DC, USA Jon Rochetti presents Washington, DC in Full Bloom with lovely photos at The DC Traveler, saying, “The National Mall in Washington, DC is in full color with the annual blooming of the famous cherry trees.”

San Diego, California, USA Maria Palma writes about Balboa Park: Nature Lover’s Paradise posted at Studio 747, saying, “San Diego is home to one of the most beautiful parks in the U.S.!” She’s right; give it a whole day for a visit.

Helen, Georgia, USA Amy@TheQFamily enjoys buggy rides, candy and other fun during A day in Helen and beyond! posted at The Q Family Adventure.

San Francisco, California, USA Silicon Valley Blogger attends a conference in the startup hub Bay Area, where she sits through startup presentations and asks herself, Are Personal Finance Tools Ready To Go Web 2.0? posted at The Digerati Life.

** The Big Picture on Big Cities **

(2 posts that break the single-city rule, but were so interesting that I included them anyway.)

Big Stadiums Around the World Andy Boyd presents 23 Of The Biggest Stadiums On Earth posted at ProTraveller, saying, “We’ve rounded up 23 of the biggest stadiums (excluding race tracks) in the world, including those in cities such as Prague, Delhi, Mexico City, etc.”

Thoughts From Above the City Shan Siddiqi presents View from above – Kuwait, London, New York, Boston posted at Globally Rational, saying, “I recently had the opportunity to fly over four very unique cities. The view from above was surprisingly different for each of the four places, and each view says a great deal about each city.”

That concludes this edition, and thanks again for going around the world with us.

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