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Carnival of Cities for 7 October 2009

carnival-of-cities-logoWelcome to this edition of the Carnival of Cities, a blog carnival that lets you travel the world in one blog post.

The Family Travel Guide is the host blog for this Carnival, but it’s been wandering about since July being hosted (every other week) by the Perceptive Travel Blog, the Talking Trekaroo, Sheila’s Guide to the Good Stuff, Emm in London, Wandering Educators and the Happy Hotelier. Thanks so much to all of those generous hosts!

The next edition will be over on The Vacation Gals site on October 21 – if you’d like to bring the Carnival to your blog, please email me at sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com.

Cities in the Americas

Ketchikan, Alaska, USA Nancy Brown presents Best Things to See and Do in Ketchikan, Alaska posted at What a Trip, saying, “From crabbing on the Tongass Narrows to the best place to get your picture taken, travel writer Nancy D. Brown gives you her insider tips on Ketchikan, Alaska. What a Trip!”

Washington, DC, USA Elizabeth Hargrave presents Ten Great Places to Hike Around DC by Public Transportation (and counting) posted at The Natural Capital.

Half Moon Bay, California, USA One Family presents Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay – A Trip Report posted at One Family’s Blog, saying, “Our experience and opinion of the Pumpkin Festival that happens every October in Half Moon Bay, CA.”

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Beth Blair presents Twin Cities Free Attraction: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory posted at The Vacation Gals, saying, “This travel-writing mom gives props to a FREE attraction in St. Paul, Minnesota.”

Denver, Colorado, USA Lance Myers presents Randolph’s Restaurant and Bar, a review posted at Examiner.

Poughkeepsie, New York, USA John presents Old Railroad Bridge Becoming a Trail Across the Hudson posted at A DC Birding Blog, saying, “I thought some readers might be interested in this.”

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA Andi presents Charlotte airport rocks! posted at Misadventures with Andi.

Winnipeg, Canada Twyla Motkaluk presents Will The Pre-Accused Please Rise posted at bitchabout, saying, “This blog is about The City Of Winnipeg. In it, I comment on the things I see all around me.”

Chicago, Illinois, USA Dominique King presents Tour Chicago history by boat with the Chicago Architecture Foundation posted at Midwest Guest, saying, “Knowledgeable docents offer an interesting, authoritative look at Chicago architecture and city history on Chicago Architectural Foundation’s boat tour.”

Washington, DC, USA Jon presents Dadaist Man Ray’s Photos in Washington, DC posted at PlanetEye Traveler saying, “A new exhibit at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC showcases over 100 photographs of mostly African themed images from revolutionary American artist Man Ray who is known as leading the Dada and Surrealist art movements.”

Cities in Asia

Choushi, Japan Tony Alexander presents Chiba Prefecture: Choushi 銚子posted at The Soul of Japan, saying, “This post is a three part series of a journey through northern Chiba!”

Stone Town, Zanzibar Kim presents Zanzibar – The Spice Island posted at Measure of All Things.

Bangalore, India presents Madiwala lake or BTM lake Bangalore: Part 1 Karnataka posted at

Cities in Europe

Paris, France Shelly Rivoli presents Ask Shelly: Tips for juggling toddler naps while visiting Paris? posted at Travels with Baby Tips, saying, “Tips to help get the most out of your Paris stay with jetlagged toddlers in tow.”

Edinburgh, Scotland Keith Kellett presents Edinburgh Bus Ride posted at Travelrat’s Travels.

Falun, Sweden Jack Norell presents The Mining Museum in Falun posted at Eyeflare – Travel Articles and Tips, saying, “This intriguing Mining Museum, like Falu Koppargruva (Falun Copper Mine), is awarded two stars in the Guide Michelin. The collection of portraits of important people connected to the mine began in the seventeenth century.”

Rome, Italy Liz Wright presents Mangia Bene: Recommended Restaurants in Rome posted at Travelogged.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands mizdi presents Amsterdam Bicycles posted at Chat is not for Dummies.

Bristol, England Heatheronhertravels presents A walk around the harbourside in Bristol – Video posted at Heather on her travels, saying, “Heather presents a video post in which she invites you for a walk round Bristol’s harbourside area, sharing a local’s insight on the best things to do, see and eat.”

Stirling, Scotland Shannon ODonnell presents a little movie history…they can’t take our FREEDOM! posted at a little adrift: a rtw travelogue, saying, “Stirling, Scotland – cool history and a neat castle and definitely worth a day trip!”

Paris, France Robin Locker presents Travel Tip Tuesday: Best of Paris posted at My Mélange.

London, England Victoria Wallop presents Brick Lane posted at It’s a small world after all, saying, “This post is about one of London’s most diverse streets, Brick Lane, a centre for immigration since the 17th Century.”

Rome, Italy Stephanie presents 8 Free Things to Do in Rome posted at Twenty-Something Travel.

Edinburgh, Scotland Martha presents Cashmere Scarf Shopping in Edinburgh posted at Wanderlust Journey.

Berlin, Germany Theodore Pappas presents Berlin, a City on the Move posted at Britannica Blog, saying, “From Britannica’s stellar stable of travel writers, here’s a wonderful post by Lisa Lubin, with outstanding photos, on Berlin.”

That concludes this edition, and thanks for visiting.  If you like what you’re reading, we’d love comments either here or on any of the blog posts listed above. Remember that linking to good posts is how the Web highlights quality information, so feel free to do that as well.

Please submit your (one, non-spammy blog post about any aspect of ONE, single city, or fair-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.