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Carnival of Cities for 21 January 2009

Welcome to this edition of the Carnival of Cities.

This is a blog carnival, where one blog publishes contributions from other blogs. In this one, we explore any aspect of a single city, anywhere in the world.

Last week was hosted by the Perceptive Travel Blog, and next week we’re again here at our “home” blog, the Family Travel Logue on BootsnAll.

If you’d like to host the Carnival on an upcoming Wednesday, please contact me at sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. Thanks!

Off we go….

Cities in the Americas

Mexico City, Mexico Catherine Bardrick presents Back in the Red! posted at Small Fish in the Big Taco, saying, “Mexico City is such a colourful and vibrant place to live, with so much more going for it beyond typical stereotyped images. ….Check out all the gorgeous and startling reds in this recent Art and Artisan work available in Mexico City.”

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Nigel Beale presents Minneapolis’s Open Book, a vibrant literary arts center; the kind which every city should have posted at NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS.

San Diego, California, USA RandomSanDiego presents Free Admission to Legoland and Sea Life Aquarium : Keebler Kids Marathon Mile posted at, saying, “The Keebler Kids Marathon Mile is a fun, non-competitive, one-mile run/walk which loops through Legoland California. Part of the 2009 Carlsbad Marathon Race Weekend, the Keebler Kids Marathon Mile returns to Legoland California on Saturday, January 24, 2009. Every registered child who participates in the Keebler Kids Marathon Mile will receive several prizes, including a free 1-Day Park Hopper Child Admission to Legoland California and Sea Life Aquarium at Legoland.”

Washington, DC, USA Jon presents Touring the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC posted at The DC Traveler – Washington DC travel & tourism information, saying, “Here’s a review of the recently re-opened National Museum of American History.”

Livermore, California, USA Silicon Valley Blogger presents Family Life In America: Report on Lifestyle, Economic Trends From The Trenches posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Here’s a message from a family in Livermore, California, discussing the past year.”

New York, New York, USA Jack Norell presents Ice skating rinks in New York City posted at Eyeflare – Travel Articles and Tips, saying, “New York is great for ice skating in November, December and April when temperatures typically range from 45 to 65 degrees but the rinks are already open. In January through March, it can get bitingly cold, but a day with blue skies and the sun shining is still fantastic for a day out.”

Detroit, Michigan, USA Dominique King presents BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit at the Detroit Zoo posted at Midwest Guest, saying, “See stunning wildlife photos at the Detroit Zoo as it hosts the North American debut (and one of only two North American stops) of the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit. The show includes 83 winning images drawn from over 32,000 entries from 28 countries.”

Jemez Springs, New Mexico, USA I wrote a post on the Perceptive Travel Blog about a little-known part of the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico, the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Cities in Australia/New Zealand

Sydney, Australia Mike Bergin presents Roosting Tawny Frogmouths, Sydney posted at 10,000 Birds, saying, “Charlie Moores encounters roosting Tawny Frogmouths along with interesting locals in Sydney, Australia!”

Cities in Europe

Predjama, Slovenia Mark presents Caverns, Crooks and Castles (Predjama, Slovenia) posted at Travel Wonders of the World.

Prague, Czech Republic makingthishome presents  A Peek Inside a Prague Home posted at Making This Home, saying, “Thanks for hosting. Hope you enjoy this home tour I was lucky to have.”

That concludes this edition.  Submit your (one, non-spammy) blog post about any ONE, UNO, SINGLE city (or good-sized town) 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.