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Carnival of Cities for 26 March 2008

Carnival of Cities blog carnival logoWelcome to this edition of the Carnival of Cities as the carnival makes a stop at its “home” blog, Family Travel.

I’m hosting it over on the Perceptive Travel blog next Wednesday for the 02 April edition, then I’m open to another blog hosting it for 9, 16, 23 and 30 April editions.

Interested in hosting? Please email me at sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. Thanks!

And we’re off….

** Cities in the Americas **

* Austin, Texas, USA Daniel Lafleche writes about the 5 Trends That Make SXSW 2008 the Indie Film Fest You Need to Know About posted at Ipex View, saying, “Every year, Austin lights up with a gaggle of the nation’s film, music and online hipsters, all in town for South by Southwest (SXSW.) This article looks at the 5 biggest trends that emerged from this month’s SXSW 2008 Film Festival.”

* New York, New York, USA poetloverrebelspy has some insights into the Westminster Dog Show: Traveling with Pets in NYC posted at Less Than a Shoestring, saying, “Looking to travel with your dog in the Big Apple? This post gathers a number of resources to make sure your pooch is in top form during your stay. Perhaps you’re an avid dog lover? You’ll also find information about attending next year’s Westminster Dog Show.”

* San Francisco, California, USA CatSynth presents Walking in San Francisco at her blog mp3 kitty cat synthesizer music, saying, “Thanks for hosting. We have a little walking tour of San Francisco to share this weekend.”

* Perry Township, Ohio, USA Machione says that the Exploration Gateway is a Proven Success posted at Stark County, Ohio News And Views…, saying, “This is what could be a one-of-a-kind facility, located in Stark County, Ohio.”

* New York, New York, USA GrrlScientist presents Audubon’s Aviary: Portraits of Endangered Species posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “My review of the annual art exhibition of John James Audubon’s paintings of North American birds, hosted by the New York Historical Society.”

* Washington, District of Columbia, USA Jon Rochetti presents Monument Monday – The Cherry Blossoms posted at The DC Traveler, saying, “The cherry blossoms in Washington, DC are starting to bloom, and this year, it should be beautiful.”

* New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Beth Blair, the Desert Mama, presents Arts in New Orleans III at the Traveling Mamas blog.

* Los Angeles area/Orange County, USA Debbie Dubrow has interesting insights into No Ruz, the presents Persian New Years in Southern California posted at her blog Delicious Baby. She says, “The first day of spring also rings in the Persian New Year. Read about how one family celebrated in Orange County, California”

* Wilmington, North Carolina, USA Amy @ The Q Family presents The Q Family Adventure: One Tree Hill’s groupies!!! posted at The Q Family Adventure.

* Branson, Missouri, USA Jeff Sullivan gives an overview of the Branson Zoo, Aquarium, and Predator World at Branson Travel Attractions.

* Los Angeles, California, USA Marsha Takeda-Morrison presents How Low(brow) Can You Go? My Favorite Dives in L.A. posted at Kango Blog, saying, “There are scores of four-star restaurants in Los Angeles, but where do you go if what you’re craving isn’t a fine fricassée with a nice cabernet but a greasy taco and a wax cup full of Coke? Here are my five favorite dives in L.A…”

* New York, New York, USA Sarah presents Directory of NYC museum free/pay-what-you-wish days posted at SARAHSPY.

* Seattle, Washington, USA Kathie Goldsmith presents This is the dawning of the Age of Aurora! (hum to the tune of Age of Aquarius) about crime-fighting neighborhood initiatives in the Aurora area of Seattle. It’s posted at Team Reba Real Estate.

** Cities in Asia **

* Tokyo, Japan Over at the Perceptive Travel blog, I wrote about finding neat personalized wooden prayer cards (Offerings to the gods) at the Meiji-jingu shrine in Harajuku, Tokyo.

** Cities in Europe **

* London, United Kingdom Jack Norell presents Find out what’s on in London posted at Eyeflare – Travel Articles and Tips, saying, “Living in London? Going to London? Here are 5 sites that hook you up with the inside knowledge.”

* Berlin, Germany Jul says that there’s finally, a stock market that can hold my interest, saying, “A bar with a twist.” Posted at This non-American Life.

* Rome, Italy History buff Jason presents 1796: Mastro Titta’s first execution of many posted at his unique blog Executed Today, saying, “….another post from the Eternal City’s grisly history. It corresponds to a single specific location that’s touristable; see this about the Ardeatine Massacre.”

* London, United Kingdom Naomi presents London is a favourite destination for parks and nightlife posted at her Diary From England.

* Larnaka, Cyprus Sue shows us some of the contrasts of Cyprus posted at This is Cyprus.

* Rome, Italy Wendy presents Rome’s Offbeat Archaeology posted at Escape From New York, saying, “On the way to see the well-documented sites of Rome, Italy you will casually encounter countless random antiquities.”

That concludes this edition, and thanks for visiting.

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