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Carnival of Cities for 8 April 2009

Welcome to the April 8, 2009 edition of the Carnival of Cities.  I’ve gone to a bi-weekly schedule, so there are lots of great entries.

The next Carnival host is Jack at Eyeflare, for the April 22 edition (remember that entries are due at noon the day before, and for Jack that’s noon London time on April 21.)

Would your blog like to host the Carnival of Cities? Email me at sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. Thanks!

Around the world we go….

Cities in the Americas

Columbus, Ohio, USA Condo Blues presents Talking Hybrids with Ford at the Columbus Auto Show posted at Condo Blues.

Los Angeles, California, USA Khan presents Go West, Young Grad posted at Higher Education and Career Blog, saying, “A practical guide to living and working in the City of Angels.”

San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA Jennifer Miner presents Historic and Cultural Travel – Castillo San Cristobal in Puerto Rico posted at Traveling Mamas.

Breckenridge, Colorado, USA Liz Wright presents I Break for Breckenridge posted at Travelogged.

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada Roland presents Thunder Bay’s grain terminals posted at Manufactured landscapes.

Tarrytown, New York, USA Silicon Valley Blogger presents Living In A Small Home: Pros and Cons of Downsizing Our House posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “I talk about the small home I moved into in Tarrytown, New York.”

Boston, Massachusetts, USA stevinium presents Logan Airport Park Sleep and Fly Question… posted at Park Sleep Fly Airport Hotels, saying, “Boston MA airport parking question [answered]”

Washington, DC, USA Jon presents DC’s Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom posted at The DC Traveler, saying, “With Washington DC’s famous cherry trees in full bloom (they surround the Tidal Basin near the Jefferson Memorial) here’re a few photos for those who couldn’t attend.”

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Dominique King presents Ann Arbor’s University of Michigan Museum of Art reopens posted at Midwest Guest, saying, “Join Midwest Guest in Ann Arbor for a 24-hour party celebrating the University of Michigan Museum of Art’s grand reopening after a $41.9 million expansion and renovation project.”

Antigua, Guatemala Mike Bergin presents The Other Antigua posted at 10,000 Birds, saying, “A look at Antigua, Guatemala — a very worthwhile place to visit.”

Tallahassee, Florida, USA Real Estate presents Tallahassee Housing Report Updated posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, “This month we see a continued trend of decreased real inventory (the actual number of single family homes, condos and townhouses currently for sale), but a continued increase in the relative inventory (months supply of homes for sale based upon the current rate of sales) of homes for sale in Tallahassee.”

Portland, Oregon, USA Elizabeth Enslin presents Trilliums in the City posted at Yips and Howls.

Washington, DC, USA Jennifer Close presents Five Things to do in Washington, DC with Children Under Five posted at Heading North After Naptime, saying, “Traveling with older kids who understand the monuments and memorials makes for a fantastic vacation, but what do you do with your toddlers?”

Chicago, Illinois, USA Byteful Travel presents The Top 3 Exhibits at Chicago’s Field Museum posted at Byteful Blog, saying, “Rarely am I able to step into a place with such vast wealth of knowledge as the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois.”

San Antonio, Texas, USA I wrote about All that jazz on San Antonio’s River Walk posted at Perceptive Travel Blog.

Cities in Asia

Bangkok, Thailand Jonny Platt presents Chatuchak weekend market, Bangkok posted at Thailand Holidays.

Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia Vichuda presents Kota Medan North Sumatra Indonesia posted at Kota Medan Guide.

Cherrapunji, India presents Trip to Tawang: Part 2: Cherrapunji posted at

Patong, Thailand Vanalli presents Give Patong a chance posted at Phuket Vogue, saying, “Patong: the most popular city in Phuket, but living with a bad reputation.”

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Annalyn Jusay presents Kuala Lumpur street scenes posted at Ajay’s Writings on the Wall…, saying, “Notes about a recent trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia”

Agra, India Shannon O’Donnell presents splendors of the taj mahal posted at a little adrift: a rtw travelogue, saying, “A look at Agra and the Taj Mahal – good restaurants in the town and recommendations.”

Cities in Australia/New Zealand

Thredbo, Australia Nora Dunn presents Conquering Kozzy (Mount Kosciuszko) posted at The Professional Hobo, saying, “Thredbo, located at the base of Mount Kosciuszko in Australia, is a big tourist town set up for the winter ski crowd. But in the spring and autumn, the place is deserted. Why? Read on.”

Cities in Europe

Rome, Italy   Victor Schultz Victor Schultz presents Entering St. Peters Basilica posted at St. Peters Square, Vatican City, saying, “As you enter St. Peter’s Basilica, it is hard not to be awestruck by its vast size and sheer beauty.”

That concludes this edition.  Please submit your (one, non-spammy) blog post about any aspect of ONE single city, anywhere in the world, to the next edition of the Carnival of Cities using our carnival submission form.

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