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 on the Perceptive Travel Blog, and will return there on November 30.

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 the Americas

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA   Amy @ The Q Family presents Myrtle Beach With Kids: Guided Kayak Tour with Black River Outdoors Center posted at The Q Family Adventures Travel Blog.

Santa Cruz, California, USA   Eileen Ludwig presents Exploring Coastal Highway Santa Cruz California posted at Freelance Tourist: Travel Tips.

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA   Jennifer Miner presents Hawaii History and Culture: Princess Ka’iulani posted at The Vacation Gals, saying, “A vacation in Waikiki is enriched by attending a ceremony honoring the last crown princess of Hawaii.”

Ottawa, Canada   Zhu presents Rideau Hall posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “In a typ­i­cal relaxed Cana­dian fash­ion, the offi­cial res­i­dence of the Gov­er­nor Gen­eral of Canada is open to the pub­lic and it’s not rare to see hordes of pho­tog­ra­phers, cricket play­ers (!) and fam­i­lies pic­nick­ing there.”

San Francisco, California, USA   Kristin presents Breakfast at the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market posted at SFTravel – San Francisco Underground Travel, saying, “A popular destination on Saturday morning in San Francisco becomes even better with savory and sweet offerings at gourmet breakfast stands.”

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA   Michael Turtle presents The Big Easy is harder than you think posted at Time Travel Turtle.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Jason Noronha presents 10 Reasons to Pack Your Bags for Rio de Janeiro posted at theOrangeMango, saying, “Having spent 2 weeks in Rio de Janeiro recently, I fell in love with the city and decided that I’d have to move to this beautiful place at some stage in my life. Here’s why you need to pack your bags for Rio..”

Mountain View, California, USA   Byteful Travel presents Computer History Museum Review: 7 Striking Exhibits from the Digital Age posted at Byteful Travel, saying, “With over 90,000 objects, photographs, and films the Computer History Museum of Mountain View, CA has no equal in its field. In fact, the CHM contains the largest collection of computing artifacts on the planet! So, needless to say, we were in for a real treat, and in this article I reveal the 7 most memorable artifacts I stumbled across that day, including the “Godfather” of the iPhone and a 150 lb. computer that you just HAVE to get your loved one this holiday season. But we’ll get to that!”

Columbus, Ohio, USA   Joe Vargo presents Top Three Things to Do With Your Extra Hour of Darkness posted at The Columbus Experience.

Cabo Polonio, Uruguay   Michael Hodson presents Cabo Polonio, Uruguay in Photos posted at Go, See, Write – overland RTW adventure travel.

Laramie, Wyoming, USA   Angi Harper presents Wyoming Roundup: A Sunny Day in Laramie Town posted at Wyoming Roundup.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA   JoAnna presents Images: Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory | Oklahoma City posted at Kaleidoscopic Wandering, saying, “I never expected to find botanical gardens in Oklahoma City, and that’s what I love about cities like this: They continue to surprise me.”

Seattle, Washington, USA   Mary T presents Photo Friday: Teen’s View of the Port of Seattle posted at Travel With Teens and Tweens, saying, “A short cruise of Seattle’s harborfront uncovered all kinds of interesting views. Our traveling teen captured some great photos along the way.”

San Francisco, California, USA   Kirsten Larsson presents San Francisco’s Chinatown posted at Aviators and a Camera.

Cities in Asia/Australia/New Zealand

Kyoto, Japan   Erin McNeaney presents The Weird and Wonderful World of Vegetarian Cuisine in Kyoto: Part 1 posted at Never Ending Voyage, saying, “Our exploration of Buddhist vegetarian cuisine in Kyoto, Japan.”

Beijing, China   Stephen Whale presents Tips for visitors to The Forbidden City in Beijing posted at You’re Not From Around Here, Are You?.

Wellington, New Zealand   Amanda presents Wellington in Photos posted at A Dangerous Business.

Cities in Europe

Soelden, Austria   Michael Schuermann presents The sad story of Tyrol and its Schwabenkinder (Swabian children). posted at easy hiker.

Granada, Spain   Anil Polat presents The Last Paradise Of A Crumbling Empire: A Photo Essay From Granada, Spain’s Alhambra posted at foXnoMad.

Istanbul, Turkey   Kristin presents Exploring Istanbul – Five Must Sees Beyond Hagia Sofia posted at Take Your Big Trip, saying, “Here are five must see highlights to tackle after the big sites when visiting Istanbul.”

Reykjavik, Iceland   Andrew Heaton presents Reykjavik & The Blue Lagoon posted at MightyHeaton.com, saying, “A humorous travel piece about Reyjkavik, the absurdly trusting nature of Icelanders and the teetering cost of the island.”

Mijas, Spain   Susan Forshner Frechette presents the land of mijas posted at transient travels.

Naples, Italy   Kristina Johnson presents Wandering Naples posted at wired2theworld.

Madrid, Spain   Cat Gaa presents …eres mi rincón favorito de Madrid. posted at Sunshine and Siestas.

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK   Andy Hayes presents Taking a Spa Day in Edinburgh posted at The Edinburgh Travel Guide.

Cities in the Middle East

Marrakesh, Morocco   Jodi Ettenberg presents Sensory Overload at Marrakesh’s Djemaa el-Fna posted at Legal Nomads.

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

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