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Carnival of Cities for 11 February 2009

Welcome to the February 11, 2009 edition of the Carnival of Cities, where we feature blog posts from around the world about any aspect of one single city.

Next week (February 18) I’m hosting the Carnival at the Perceptive Travel Blog, and the following week (February 25) we’ll be at the UpTake Attractions blog.

If you’d like to host on your blog in March (especially the March 11 or March 18 editions, when I’ll be tied up with South by Southwest Interactive tech conference activities) please email me at Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com.  Thanks!

Cities in the Americas

Washington, DC, USA Madeleine Begun Kane presents D.C. Snow Job posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Ames, Oklahoma, USA Becky McCray presents Ames, Oklahoma: astroblemes and race cars posted at Out Standing in My Field, saying, “Tiny Ames, Oklahoma, (pop 200), offers some good reasons to detour off the beaten highway path.”

Mexico City, Mexico Catherine Bardrick presents Cops cop a colour makeover in the Big Taco! posted at Small Fish in the Big Taco, saying, “Much has been documented about the dodgy dealings and corrupt practices of Mexico City’s Police Force, but this post takes a lighter look at the Long Arm of the Law…and their Light Sabres!! May the Force Be With You!!”

San Francisco, California, USA CatSynth presents First Thursday and Mission Arts & Performance Project posted at CatSynth, saying, “A diverse collection of art and performance events in San Francisco”

Tallahassee, Florida, USA Joe Manausa presents Safe Home Buying Process In Tallahassee posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, “If you have ever purchased a home, then you know how much emotion goes into the selection process. Buying a home is not like buying something off the shelf at a consumables store, rather it is a process in which we determine how we will be living our lives in the near future. A prudent buyer knows this and therefore should create a process that does not allow emotion to initiate the home selection process.”

New York City, New York, USA Silicon Valley Blogger presents Wall Street Jobs Pay Out Big Bonuses: The Investment Banker Defends His Salary posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “This story covers what’s going on in Wall Street, in New York City, the financial capital of the nation.”

Tampa Bay, Florida, USA The Smarter Wallet presents Home Improvement Contractor Problems: How To Resolve Contractor Disputes posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “I discuss my home improvement project in Tampa Bay, Florida [a standard amenity, the “Florida room”] and experiences dealing with my home contractor.”

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA C Richey presents 5 Star Accommodations in Las Vegas posted at Las Vegas Condos – Las Vegas Condominiums.

Denver, Colorado, USA Kara Williams presents Best Romantic Getaway Packages in Denver, Colorado posted at Traveling Mamas.

Cities in Asia

Kanyakumari, India presents Trip to Kanyakumari: Chapter 11: Chothavilai Beach or Sothavilai Beach: Part 1 posted at, saying, “City: Kanyakumari”

General City Announcement

(National Geographic Traveler‘s Intelligent Travel blog, a long-time Carnival supporter, has an invitation for their readers to share favorite city stories)

Love Your City? Talk about why! Janelle Nanos presents I Heart My City posted at Intelligent Travel Blog, saying, “Intelligent Travel invites readers to share their favorite cities in a MadLibs-style valentine.”

That concludes this edition. Please submit your (one) blog post about an individual city 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.