Welcome to the December 15, 2010 edition of the Carnival of Cities, where we tour the world in a single blog post via submissions from a variety of different blogs, all about any aspect of one city (or fair-sized town.)

I hosted the previous edition on BootsnAll Family Travel, and the next host is the Trekaroo Blog on Wednesday, December 29.

If you’d like to host a future Carnival edition on your blog (January 12 and 26 plus February 9 are open) please contact me at Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. Thanks!

Off we go….

Cities in Europe

Copenhagen, Denmark Katie Sorene presents 6 Reasons Why I Love Copenhagen posted at Travel Blog – Tripbase, saying, “After a trip to TBEX Europe I fell in love with Copenhagen! Find out about the city’s penchant for cakes, fairy tales and things that work!”

Munich, Germany Elmer Boutin presents Bavarian Dream Vacation – Day 1, Munich posted at Musings of Řehoř.

Vienna, Austria Happy Hotelier presents 5 Tips for Visiting Vienna in Luxury posted at Happy Hotelier, saying, “For me Vienna is the Number 0ne destination in Europe: Old World Chic in a relaxed romantic environment”

Cities in the Americas

Detroit, Michigan, USA Dominique King presents Fill your shopping basket with regional goodies at Detroit’s Eastern Market posted at Midwest Guest, saying, “Detroit’s Eastern Market lays claim to being the largest historic public market district in the United States, and this huge open-air farmers market has a history dating back more than 160 years.”

Austin, Texas, USA My reasons why Austin Rocks: Shop the world at Tesoros Trading Company posted at Perceptive Travel Blog, saying, “I’ve shopped here for decades; great stuff at reasonable prices, and they’re online, too.”

Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA Sharlene Earnshaw presents Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga with kids posted at Suite Trip.

Linden, New Jersey, USA Khaleef @ KNS Financial presents NJ City Collects Over $1Million in 3 Months From Red Light Cameras posted at Faithful With A Few, saying, “By installing 3 red light (traffic) cameras, a New Jersey city has collected over $1 Million in only 3 months! How did they pull it off? Was it about money or safety? Read the full story and chime in!”

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA I wrote 8 tips on taking the kids to Las Vegas posted at Family Travel Guide, saying, “Yes, take the kids, but there are a few caveats….”

Portland, Oregon, USA Byteful Travel presents Portland’s Lan Su Classical Chinese Garden transports you across Time and Space posted at Byteful Travel, saying, “Have you ever overcome the boundaries time and space? Today I’m going to share with you an otherworldly place that allows you to easily overcome the boundaries of both space and time. I had only been in Portland for a few days when I first entered the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, the prime Chinese cultural heritage site within hundreds of miles; and its presence created a beautiful contrast to the western architecture around it. And even from the outside, the sense of sacred ground gave the air a texture of charged mystery.”

New York, New York, USA Jennifer Miner presents Fun Things to Do in NYC for Christmas posted at The Vacation Gals, saying, “The Christmas season is a great time to visit New York City. Here are some of the best, fun, family-friendly things to do in NYC for Christmas.”

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Sharlene Earnshaw presents How to Take on Las Vegas with Kids posted at the talking trekaroo.

Cities in Asia

Hong Kong, China Keith Kellett presents Hong Kong Video posted at Travelrat’s Travels.

Special All-Cities Post

Here’s a project for counting up the feral parrots in cities; longtime Carnival contributor GrrlScientist presents The World Parrot Count | Science | guardian.co.uk posted at Punctuated Equilibrium, saying, “Do you love parrots? Here’s a fun and educational international citizen-science project that you, your friends and family can participate in: a census of feral parrots that live in all the cities of the world!”

That concludes this edition, and thank you for visiting.

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