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Carnival of Cities for 24 Sept 2008

Carnival of Cities logoWelcome to this edition of the Carnival of Cities; we hope you enjoy your tour around the world in one (big, diverse) blog post.

Cities in the Americas

Kansas City, Missouri, USA Tim Leffel presents Middle America Bargains in Kansas City posted at Tim Leffel’s Cheapest Destinations, saying, “Cheap travel in the heartland – Kansas City, MO.”

Carlsbad, California, USA Bridget Smith presents A Shout Out to Carlsbad, My “New” Home Town posted at Family Adventure Guidebooks, saying, “Thanks for letting me participate. This was fun!”

Rochester, New York, USA Charles Euchner presents Smart Wheels posted at START SIMPLE, saying, “Public transit doesn’t come cheap, but Rochester, N.Y., is showing how to deliver bus service efficiently — even cutting fares.”

Silicon Valley, California, USA Silicon Valley Blogger presents Forensic Files and Bad 401k Plans posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “The Forensic Files show featured our neighborhood block in Silicon Valley, CA. This post warns us that anything can happen anywhere, and it’s always wise to be vigilant of our surroundings.”

New York, New York, USA GrrlScientist presents 42nd Street/Times Square Subway Art 1 posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “[NYC subway art series] Losing my Marbles, image 1. Glass mosaics on mezzanine walls of the 42nd Street (Times Square) for the A, C and E trains. This mosaic was just installed since I photographed it as the adhesive was still drying and the workmen were sweeping up their mess!”

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, USA I wrote a post saying that Louisiana’s Cajun Country is open for post-storm business posted at Perceptive Travel Blog.

Kansas City, Missouri, USA Beth Blair presents Another Reason To Love Kansas City, MO: The Nelson-Atkins Museum Of Art posted at Traveling Mamas.

Punta Del Este, Uruguay Richard Cummings presents Punta Del Este, Uruguay: Summer on The Gold Coast posted at Live Your Way, saying, “The wealthy set from all over South America and the world descend on Punta Del Este immediately after Christmas and the party lasts for a few months.”

San Francisco, California, USA Pat Tanumihardja presents Sustainable Sushi in San Fran posted at Intelligent Travel, saying, “Love sushi but hate the idea of eating endangered seafood? Cookbook writer and sushi lover Pat Tanumiharja has some advice in San Francisco.”

Cities in Europe

Stockholm, Sweden Jamie Pearson presents Taking Stock(holm) posted at Travel Savvy Mom, saying, “Stockholm, Sweden for families”

London, United Kingdom Matthew Paulson presents Traveling to London? Get Show & Concert Tickets with Viagogo posted at The Travel Advocate.

Rome, Italy Jessica Spiegel presents Torre Argentina Roman cat sanctuary posted at Italy Travel Guide, saying, “A nonprofit group in Rome is trying to do something about the stray cat population in the city, while simultaneously educating people about a Roman ruin.”

Istanbul, Turkey Bas Grasmayer presents The Vegetarian Sandwich posted at, by a Dutch student living in Istanbul.

London, United Kingdom Jack Norell presents Mildreds – vegetarian in Soho, London posted at Eyeflare – Travel Articles and Tips, saying, “A cozy spot in London’s Soho neighborhood, Mildred’s serves exclusively vegetarian food for the area’s bohemian and tourist denizens.”

Paris, France Mara Gorman presents An urban hike posted at The Mother of All Trips, saying, “Blog post about a great urban hike in Paris – ideal for kids and grownups alike.”

Cities in Asia and the Middle East

New Delhi, India Anil Polat presents From The Red Fort To The Chandni Chowk Market posted at foXnoMad (he will host the Carnival on October 22 – thanks, Anil!)

Valley of the Kings, Egypt hamdy presents Famous Pharaohs: Tutankhamun, King Tut (1334-1325 B.C.) posted at Famous Pharaohs.

Sultan Bathery, India presents Trip to Wayanad: Day 2: Part 2: Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary or Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary posted at

Cities Around the World

You can find out which month is the best for travel bargains to a wide variety of cities as The Smarter Wallet gives a demo of the “Cheapometer” at Save On Travel: When and Where To Go for the Cheapest Travel Rates posted at The Smarter Wallet;

That concludes this edition. Submit your (one, non-spammy) blog post about any aspect of a SINGLE city to the next edition of 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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