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 Travel with Teens and Tweens, and you’ll find the next one (January 11, 2012) on Perceptive Travel Blog.

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

Panama City, Panama Mary Jo Manzanares presents Casino glitz and indigenous Kunas are just two reasons to visit Panama posted at The Traveler’s Way, saying, “The San Blas Islands of Panama are largely uninhabited, but on those that are it is an opportunity to meet the indigenous Kuna Indians.”

Los Angeles, California, USA Jennifer Miner presents Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood posted at The Vacation Gals, saying, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was such a huge success at Universal Studios Orlando, it’s no surprise that Universal Studios Hollywood has announced plans to build its own Harry Potter experience in Los Angeles.”

Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA Cynthia Miller presents Chattanooga Getaway posted at Our Travels Together.

Big Sky, Montana, USA Nancy Brown presents Insider Tips for Things to See and Do in Big Sky, Montana posted at Nancy D Brown, saying, “If you have never been to Montana, Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown suggests making Big Sky your home base for day trips to Yellowstone, horseback riding, rafting and fly fishing.”

Montevideo, Uruguay Michael Turtle presents Morning in Montevideo posted at Time Travel Turtle : Stories from the world.

Portland, Oregon, USA Andy Hayes presents Photo Essay: Christmas on Peacock Lane, Portland Oregon posted at Travel for Christmas, saying, “Prettiest street in the Pacific Northwest.”

Columbus, Ohio, USA Joe Vargo presents Columbus’ Coffee Scene Takes Center Stage posted at The Columbus Experience, saying, “Columbus is becoming a Coffee Capital! Food blogger and Columbus Food Adventures tour guide Bethia Woolf gives a rundown of the new crop of coffee shops that have opened recently.”

Park City, Utah, USA Sharlene Earnshaw presents Park City for Families- Winter Fun Abounds! posted at the talking trekaroo.

Lima, Peru Bastiaan Reinink presents It never rains down in Liiiiii-hiiiiii-maaaa posted at Perpetual Wonder.

Cities in Australia and New Zealand

Christchurch, New Zealand Liz Lewis presents A Christchurch Christmas Tale posted at Perceptive Travel Blog, saying, “In Christchurch, New Zealand mother nature might still be shaking but that doesn’t stop resilient Cantabrians from celebrating Christmas”

Sydney, Australia Vi presents What to do in Sydney in December, 2011 posted at Travel Tips.

Cities in Europe

Brussels, Belgium Mary presents Eating in Brussels with kids posted at The World Is A Book, saying, “Loved the chocolate samples throughout the city!”

Tallinn, Estonia MoTravels presents Exploring Tallinn in Winter posted at MO TRAVELS, saying, “Exploring the European City of Culture for 2011 and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tallinn.”

London, England Caitlin Fitzsimmons presents London at Christmas: Ten Unmissable Spots posted at Roaming Tales, saying, “Guest post on London at Christmas time. By the way, technically it is still Christmas until the 6th of January!”

Brussels, Belgium Paige Totaro presents 5 Things to Do in Brussels With Kids posted at All Over the Map..

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.

Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.