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Carnival of Cities for 12 June 2008

Carnival of Cities blog carnival logo Welcome to this edition of the Carnival of Cities; my apologies that it wasn’t posted yesterday (the scheduled date) and that the format below is quite bare-bones.

Current work demands are taking a toll 🙂 but I know that blog carnivals build community and are worth the time and effort.

A hearty thanks to those who have hosted the Carnival in recent weeks; they all did a terrific job, so click on these links to check it out: Pam at Nerd’s Eye View, Alistair at the Travel Guide and Caitlin at the Gooseberry Fool.

I’m hosting next week at the Perceptive Travel blog, then I’m open for others to guest host on June 25, July 2 or July 9.

It’s a fun way to learn about all sorts of other blogs and build links and traffic. If you’re interested, please contact me at sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com.

** Cities in the Americas **

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Shannon Hurst Lane presents Mama on the Move: Segway of Hawaii posted at Traveling Mamas.

Boston, Massachusetts, USA Janelle Nanos presents Beantown is Greentown posted at Intelligent Travel, saying, “Boston is bike-friendly for travelers and will even deliver a rental bike to your hotel.”

Boston, Massachusetts, USA Liz Lewis also read the post above, but was curious about the origins of the term “Beantown,” so she goes off to investigate with Beantown is Green posted at Traveling the Green Way.

The “A” Train, New York, New York, USA Ella Moss presents CRAZY, CRAZY, CRAZY… posted at ZODIAC TIMES, saying, “Only in New York…”

Bodega Bay, California, USA Silicon Valley Blogger presents Bad Investment? Losing The Million Dollar House, Literally posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “This post is a story about a house perched on a cliff on Bodega Bay, California (and how it’s about to fall in the ocean.)”

MontrĂ©al, Quebec, Canada Jack Norell presents MontrĂ©al posted at Eyeflare – Travel Articles and Tips, saying, “MontrĂ©al’s charm lies in its old-world atmosphere rather than its star attractions. Nonetheless, this city of immigrants has managed to carve out a place for itself as Quebec’s economic and cultural centre. That it’s friendly and easy to get around helps.”

Branson, Missouri, USA Jeff Sullivan presents Branson RV Parks and Campgrounds posted at Branson Travel Attractions.

Bayside, Queens, New York, USA Madeleine Begun Kane presents Sleepless In Bayside posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Cambria, California, USA Lori presents Spotlight – California Central Coast posted at Top Shelf Escapes.

** Cities in Asia **

Tokyo, Japan Mark presents Special Chikan Prevention Collection posted at Lets Japan, saying, “Watch out for gropers on the streets of Tokyo. Official warning signs posted. Kids make signs too! Pictures!”

Chikmagalur, India presents Trip to Chikmagalur: Day 1: Chennakesava temple at Belur, Hoysaleswara temple at Halebid and Castle Rock Homestay, Chikmagalur posted at

Hong Kong, China I’m an active participant on the microblogging site Twitter, and one of the people that I follow (Elliott Ng at the Uptake travel site) recently asked his Twitter pals for some recommendations on inexpensive places to stay in Hong Kong. The response: Hong Kong budget lodging ideas from Twitter on the Perceptive Travel blog.

** Cities in Europe **

Florence, Italy Christopher Cook presents Eating Like A Local In Florence: do you know what trippa is? posted at -noambit -Travel Europe- where to go, what to see, and how to get there, saying, “This is how to get up close and personal with the locals in Florence at traditional sandwich shops throughout town.”

Protaras, Cyprus Andrew Edgington presents Prices Predicted To Rise For Cyprus Apartments In Protaras posted at Cyprus Informer, saying, “Why not visit Prophet Elias in Protaras? It’s on a hill about 100 meters high, has a clear view of the entire town and the sea which will amaze you. Climb up the 300 steps to the top of the hill and view this breathtaking sight and visit the tiny church of Prophet Elias.”

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom Karen Bryan presents Sunset at Portobello beach, Edinburgh posted at Europe A La Carte Blog, saying, “Many visitors forget that Edinburgh is a coastal city with a lovely beach at Portobello.”

That concludes this edition, and thanks for visiting.

Please submit your (one, non-spammy, recent) blog post about any aspect of a single 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.

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