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

The previous Carnival edition was hosted by the Perceptive Travel Blog and we will return to PT Blog on November 2.

If you would like to host a future Carnival edition on your blog, please contact me at Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. Thanks!

Off we go….

Cities in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya   Pam Mandel presents This is Not About a Taxi Driver posted at Nerd’s Eye View, saying, “Overwhelmed by Nairobi, traveler Pam Mandel opts out of adventure and goes for the beaten path tourist sites. She’s not the least bit sorry.”

Cities in the Americas

Ko Olina, Oahu, Hawaii, USA   Jennifer Miner presents What Will Happen to the Ihilani Resort and Spa? posted at The Vacation Gals, saying, “Now that Disney has opened the Aulani, what will happen to the JW Marriott Resort & Spa right next door in Ko Olina, Oahu?”

Tunica, Mississippi, USA   Lisa Konupka presents Celebrate Fall with Delta Day on October 29 posted at Down the Road in Tunica MS Blog.

Phoenix, Arizona, USA   Nina Simmons presents Fall Festivals in Phoenix posted at The Hot Sheet saying, “If this doesn’t work, I would be happy to submit another post. Thank you for the opportunity!”

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada   Zhu presents Night Owls posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “Dur­ing sum­mer, days are long and sun­set is late, so I’m rarely down­town Ottawa after night falls. But as days are becom­ing shorter, I decided to go hunt for night shots while the weather is still nice. Last Sat­ur­day was one of these days. It was in the mid-twenties and I left home around 7 p.m. to roam the down­town core with my cam­era. Half of the city had the same idea—by Sep­tem­ber, we are all clutch­ing at the last bits of summer.”

Dallas, Texas, USA   AbundantJourneys presents Experiencing the World’s Largest State Fair posted at Life Is Full of Bloom, saying, “Dallas, TX. State Fair of Texas Review.”

Montréal, Quebec, Canada   Dawn Xiana Moon presents Montreal Bagels posted at Kitchen Lore.

Winter Haven, Florida, USA   Eileen Ludwig presents Legoland central to Orlando Tampa located in Winter Haven Florida posted at Freelance Tourist: Travel Tips, saying, “Winter Haven, Florida Legoland Theme Park Opens”

Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, USA   Michael Turtle presents Ugly Betty lives here… and other Jackson Heights facts posted at Time Travel Turtle, saying, “A little slice of life away from the hustle and bustle… @michaelturtle”

Branson, Missouri, USA   Andy Hayes presents Enjoy a Musical Christmas in Sparkling Branson, Missouri posted at Travel for Christmas, saying, “Don’t forget your dancing shoes.”

Glen Rose, Texas, USA   Tui Cameron presents Glen Rose Texas Day Trip posted at Discovering Dallas – Fort Worth, saying, “A trip to Glen Rose isn’t complete without paying homage to the official state dinosaur of Texas, Paluxysaurus Jonesi, whose fossilized footprints may be seen at Dinosaur Valley State Park. Even so, I made some exciting discoveries of my own during a recent visit, such as a wonderful bakery in an Exxon gas station! Twitter: @DiscoveringDFW”

Fargo, North Dakota, USA   Brian presents The ‘FARGO’ Wood Chipper Finds a Home in Fargo posted at Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau Blog, saying, “Fargo, ND’s newest attraction has been big hit!”

Burlington, Vermont, USA   Miss Magpie presents Let’s Get Local: Burlington, Vermont posted at FindandGoSeek’s BLOG, saying, “Local fun in Burlington, Vermont. What to do, where to stay, and more.”

Savannah, Georgia, USA   Sandy Traub presents Get Carried Away! A Savannah GA Mini-break holiday — Downsize & Take a Little Downtime! posted at Green Palm Inn B&B Blog, saying, “Here’s a fun Savannah, Georgia USA blog from the top-rated Green Palm Inn, encouraging a British approach to “mini breaks”, mini-bites and simplifying for short and frequent vacations.”

Columbus, Ohio, USA   Joe Vargo presents Lynd’s Fruit Farm = Fall Fun posted at The Columbus Experience.

Cities in Asia

Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia   radite presents Simple Taste Delights posted at Blank Of Idea.

 Cities in Europe

London, England, United Kingdom   Emm presents Installation Art in Bishops Square, Spitalfields posted at Emm in London, saying, “The up and coming area of Spitalfields in London’s East End features some really lovely installation art.”

Ravenna, Italy   Nicole Elena Robertson presents Byzantine mosaics, Ravenna posted at Nicole Elena Robertson, saying, “A photo essay of some of the gorgeous and well-preserved Byzantine mosaics in Ravenna, Italy.”

That concludes this Carnival edition, and thank you for visiting.

Please submit your (ONE, non-spammy) blog post to the next edition of the Carnival of Cities using our carnival submission form.

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