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Carnival of Cities for 17 Dec 2008

Welcome to the December 17, 2008 edition of the Carnival of Cities, where you can travel the world in one blog post.

We’ll take some time off next week, so the Carnival will skip posting next Wednesday (hey, it’s Christmas Eve) and will resume with all qualified submissions – one post per blog, about ONE single city – on Wednesday, December 31, for a New Year’s Eve blowout edition.

If you are interested in hosting the Carnival on a Wednesday during January, February or March 2009, please let me know at sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com.  I’m particularly swamped in late February and all of March and could use some hosting help then; thanks!

Cities in the Americas

Washington, District of Columbia, USA Jon Rochetti presents The National Christmas Tree in Washington, DC posted at The DC Traveler, saying, “What more can you say…?? It’s the National Christmas Tree in Washington, DC!!”

New York City, New York, USA Jennifer Miner presents Top 10 Things to Do in NYC for the Christmas Holiday posted at the Traveling Mamas.

(And now we have a major hit of Chicago entries – not that I mind, it’s one of my favorite cities….)

Chicago, Illinois, USA Betsy Husband presents Embassy Suites in Downtown Chicago for New Year’s Eve posted at UpTake Lodging.

Chicago, Illinois, USA Dominique King presents Photo Friday posted at Midwest Guest, saying, “Visit the Art Institute of Chicago, and read about how we skipped standing in a long line waiting to get into the museum by finding the quickest way into the warm building on a cold day.”

Chicago, Illinois, USA Byteful Travel presents 7 Things to Know Before You Visit Sears Tower posted at Byteful Blog, saying, “You can read about how huge it is, but until you actually step out of the elevator on the 103rd floor, you have no real appreciation of the architectural feat that is Chicago’s Sears Tower. In this article, I explain the 7 things you should know to extract the most awesomeness out of your Sears Tower experience, with some humor injected for good measure. Don’t be a wimp, lean your head on the glass! (High-Resolution Photos Included)”

Los Angeles, California, USA Amanda CMJ presents Top Ten Places to Visit at the Los Angeles Farmers Market posted at Yield To Pedestrian: All the Cool, All the Time, saying, “Go hungry when you visit the Farmer’s Market and you won’t be disappointed!”

New York City, New York, USA Buildify presents Plan a trip to New York, USA (with an experienced local!) posted at Localyte.

Cities in Europe

London, United Kingdom Mara Gorman presents Mondays are for dreaming: Christmas in London posted at The Mother of All Trips.

Gengenbach, Germany Mark presents The World’s Largest Advent Calendar (Gengenbach, Germany) posted at Travel Wonders of the World, saying, “A post and a town for the festive season.”

Paris, France Leyla Giray presents Cheap Paris Travel: How To See The City On Less Than $15 A Day posted at What’s New at Women on the Road.

Paphos, Cyprus Andrew Edgington presents some expat slices of life in Living In Cyprus – Surprises and Discoveries posted at Cyprus Informer.

Cities in Asia and Australia

Sydney, Australia PT presents City Bike Tour: Frugal Sightseeing posted at Prime Time Money, saying, “I recently traveled to Sydney, Australia and took the Bonza Bike Tour. This post highlights that experience.”

Kanyakumari, India AdmirableIndia.com presents Trip to Kanyakumari: Chapter 3: Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Kanyakumari and Kamarajar Manimandapam, Kanyakumari: Part 2 posted at AdmirableIndia.com.

That concludes this edition of the Carnival of Cities. Please submit your (one, non-spammy) blog post about any aspect of a SINGLE city to the next edition, using our carnival submission form.

Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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