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Carnival of Cities for 18 November 2009

Carnival of Cities logoWelcome to the November 18, 2009 edition of the Carnival of Cities, where we find out about goings-on in cities and towns across the world, all in a single blog post. Thanks very much to Glennia at the Silent I who hosted the previous edition.

I’m happy to consider hosts for upcoming Carnival editions in December, January and February.

If you’d like to host the Carnival on your blog, please email me at Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com.

Off we go….

Cities in Europe

Dingle, Ireland Shannon ODonnell presents A Little Subtlety…Dingle’s Quite Charm posted at a little adrift: a rtw travelogue, saying, “Fungie the dolphin and local bars with Irish charm are two top reasons to visit Dingle, Ireland.”

Stockholm, Sweden Jack Norell presents Gamla Stan, Stockholm posted at Eyeflare – Travel Articles and Tips, saying, “One of my favorite places in the world, Gamla Stan retains some medieval and renaissance charm in the middle of the very modern Stockholm.”

Madrid, Spain Travelrat presents Walking Around Madrid posted at Travelrat’s Travels.

Paris, France Catherine Forth presents Taking the kids to Paris without going broke posted at Have Kids Will Travel.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands Jaybot presents Give Me One Day and I’ll Give You Amsterdam, Part 1 posted at Jaybot7, saying, “This article is a humorous account of how many attractions and sites you can see in Amsterdam within 24 hours.”

Berlin, Germany Marcus Hochstadt presents Reflecting And Celebrating The Fall Of The Berlin Wall posted at The Germany Blog, saying, “The Berlin Wall left a major mark on German life. 20 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Germans gathered at the Brandenberg Gate to reflect on the impact and celebrate the collapse of the Wall.”

Cities in Asia

Taipei, Taiwan Sander presents Taipei 101 posted at Searider Zander, saying, “I’m writing about my own experience with the tallest building in the world here.”

Cities in the Americas

Lyons, New York, USA Seth C. Burgess presents Pumpkin Roll in Lyons posted at Wayne County Life, saying, “The Pumpkin Roll is a brand new fun and exciting event in Lyons, NY – an Erie Canal Community that is all about festivals.”

Washington, District of Columbia, USA Jon presents Celebrate the Annual Beaujolais Nouveau in DC posted at The PlanetEye Traveler – Washington DC, saying, “Other than Paris, can you think of a better place than the French Embassy in Washington, DC to celebrate the annual Beaujolais Nouveau festival?”

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Pam Mandel presents A Visit to Iolani Palace in Honolulu posted at Nerd’s Eye View, saying, “A visit to ‘Iolani Palace turns out to be all about the details.”

Flores, Guatemala Marina K. Villatoro presents Flores – The Colorful Island City by Tikal – Family Travel posted at The Travel Expert(a), saying, “Traveling with the family to Flores and Tikal in Guatemala.”

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA June Tree presents How One Homeless Person Lives: Coping With Homelessness posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Here’s a story of a homeless couple in Las Vegas and how they’ve coped with their plight.”

San Francisco, California, USA TSW presents H1N1 Flu Vaccine Shortage: All Flu Vaccines In Short Supply! Grrr. posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “The H1N1 flu vaccine is hardly available in the SF Bay Area, CA. Is the vaccine available where you live?”

Hamilton, Ohio, USA hall monitor presents 8th-grader suspended for wild Bengals haircut posted at, saying, “A young Bengals fan must change his haircut to stay in school.”

San Francisco, California, USA Kristie presents The Cable Car Ride In San Fransisco posted at Norway – An American In Oslo.

Alva, Oklahoma, USA Sheila Scarborough presents Keeping small towns special: murals in Alva, Oklahoma posted at Perceptive Travel Blog, saying, “Rather a stretch to call it a city, but bear with me!”

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA minnemom presents Family Day at Minneapolis Institute of Arts posted at Travels with Children.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Zhu presents Copacabana And Ipanema posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “Rio de Janeiro is most famous for its picture-perfect beaches, mostly Copacabana and Ipanema.”

Beverly Hills, California, USA Dane Arthur presents Beverly Hills, CA posted at Beverly Hills Real Estate Group, saying, “The post is real estate-related but has tons of great information about Beverly Hills.”

Jacksonville, Florida, USA Apryl Chapman Thomas presents Discovering (and Enjoying) Jacksonville, Florida posted at Planet Eye Traveler Road Trips.

New York, New York, USA Dorian Wales presents A Temple Restaurant and a Clearing House for Tickets – Two Observations of New York City posted at The Personal Financier, saying, “New York City is my favorite destination in the world. Any opportunity to visit again, whether on business or pleasure is a joy. With each visit a new light is shed on some other aspect of the city. I’d like to share two such spotlights with you.”

Boston, Massachusetts, USA Martin Andrews presents Travel Guide Book Explores Boston Travel posted at Cheap Flights.

Newport Beach, California, USA Joanne presents Newport Beach Gondola Ride posted at Newport Beach Vacation.

Chelsea, Michigan, USA Dominique King presents Chelsea, Michigan, maintains small-town charm while developing as a Midwestern arts center posted at Midwest Guest, saying, “It’s not difficult to see why actor Jeff Daniels chose to return to his hometown of Chelsea, Michigan, to raise his family and establish the Purple Rose Theater. The professional theater helped spur Chelsea’s growth as an arts center, while the 175-year-old town retains much of its small-town character.”

Carmel, California, USA Beth Blair presents Romantic California Hotel: Highlands Inn of Carmel posted at The Vacation Gals.

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

Submit your (one, non-spammy) blog post about any aspect of ONE, single city (or fair-sized town) to the next edition (December 2, 2009) of the Carnival of Cities using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.