We’re back!

After weeks of problems with the main website that handles carnival administration and submissions, it looks like most issues are fixed, so it’s time to welcome you back 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.

Since we were out of commission for awhile, this is a bigger Carnival edition than usual, but that’s OK – it’s very diverse!

The previous edition was hosted on the Perceptive Travel Blog, and we will return there for the next one on May 2, 2012.

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

Here’s more info and background about the Carnival of Cities blog carnival, and thanks so much for your patience and support!

Off we go….

Cities in the Middle East

Cairo, Egypt   MummyT presents Seven Things That Make Cairo Worth the Hassle posted at Travels with a Nine Year Old.

Cities in the Americas

Ottawa, Canada   Anwar presents A tour of Winterlude 2012 posted at Beyond My Front Door, saying, “A tour of Winterlude, one of the largest winter celebrations in the city of Ottawa, Canada”

Tunica, Mississippi, USA   Lisa Konupka presents Tunica Rivergate Festival Celebrates 20th Year posted at Down the Road in Tunica MS Blog.

San Francisco, California, USA   Byteful Travel presents Cable Car Museum Review: A Free San Francisco Mechanical Marvel posted at Byteful Travel, saying, “San Francisco, CA: Even before I stepped inside, I heard the rumbling, churning sound of the massive sheave wheels, the source of motion for all of the cable cars in San Francisco. And although I didn’t know it at the time, I too would soon be harnessing that power as I rode a cable car westward toward Golden Gate Park. I also didn’t know about the hilarious bright-red guy… but we’ll get to that. And as you’ll soon realize, the Cable Car Museum is a must see.”

Savannah, Georgia, USA   Kerry Dexter presents Bach, bluegrass, and blues: Savannah Music Festival posted at Perceptive Travel Blog.

Dunbar Township, Oklahoma, USA   Becky McCray presents The mysterious Dunbar Townsite sign posted at Out Standing in My Field, saying, “Sometimes, following a mysterious sign leads to an slice of history.”

Santiago, Chile   Michael Turtle presents It’s a dog’s life posted at Time Travel Turtle.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA   Eileen Ludwig presents Best Sunset Cruise Water Taxi Fort Lauderdale posted at Freelance Tourist: Travel Tips.

New York, New York, USA   Gina Martin presents Family Fun in New York City’s East Village : The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop posted at Albany Kid, saying, “The genius of the Big Gay Ice Cream team is in the choice of toppings – from sea salt to sriracha to pumpkin butter, this is not your usual frosty freeze joint.”

Toyahvale, Texas, USA   I wrote about Millions of gallons of water in the desert: Balmorhea State Park posted at Perceptive Travel Blog – stay cool and stay wet in the Chihuahuan Desert of western Texas.

Columbus, Ohio, USA   Joe Vargo presents Till Dynamic Fare Features Biodynamic Cuisine posted at The Columbus Experience.

Phoenix, Arizona, USA   Nina Simmons presents Top Ten Mexican Food Restaurants in Phoenix posted at The Hot Sheet, saying, “Here in Phoenix we take our Mexican food seriously. Our Southwestern and Mexican restaurants are supremely authentic and numerous. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, we’ve put together a list of our top ten favorite Mexican food restaurants in Phoenix, although we can assure you this list could have been much, much longer.”

Branson, Missouri, USA   Jeff Sullivan presents George Jones Branson Concert, October 12, November 9 Shows posted at Branson Missouri Tourist Guide.

South Lyon, Michigan, USA   Dominique King presents War Dog tribute stands tall in South Lyon, Michigan posted at Midwest Guest, saying, “This tribute to man’s best friend in metro Detroit was literally hidden history until a group of local veterans and community activists spruced it up in loving memory of some of America’s most loyal and unsung war veterans.”

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA   Jennifer Miner presents Volunteering in New Orleans posted at The Vacation Gals, saying, “Guest post from Jessica Spiegel, who discusses the importance of volunteering during a New Orleans vacation; the city still needs it.”

Canton, Ohio, USA   Kathy Gray presents Culinary Class at Gervasi Dares to Make a Personal Chef Out of Me! posted at What’s Happening in Canton/Stark County, Ohio.

Quebec City, Canada   Mary Jo Manzanares presents Getaway Canada: Quebec City posted at The Traveler’s Way, saying, “Perfect for a long getaway weekend, Quebec City is almost like being in Paris.”

Cities in Australia and New Zealand

Christchurch, New Zealand   Heather presents Post-quake update from Christchurch, New Zealand posted at The Kiwi Travel Writer, saying, “thought you need one from down under in my quake damaged city”

Melbourne, Australia   Flashpacker presents Missing Melbourne posted at flashpackatforty, saying, “The City of Melbourne, Australia, is a great city and worth a visit by any traveller to the region. This destination offers visitors and array of things to do, which I hope my travel blog post describes.”

Cities in Asia

Chengdu, China   Steve presents Getting annoyed at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Base posted at You’re Not From Around Here, Are You?, saying, “Thanks for putting this together”

Delhi, India   Emma Goho presents The Gohemians Guide To India: Part 1 – Delhi posted at gohemiantravellers, saying, “Hi again, hope you’re well. I finally set off backpacking so I have lotsa new posts. Here is my first one about Delhi, India. Thanks! Em x”

Cities in Europe

Stavanger, Norway   Andrea Nicole presents Introducing Stavanger – Our New Home posted at InspiringTravellers.com.

London, England Mr. Brightside presents The Wild Swans: London Bridge is Going Down (pt III) posted at The Wild Swans.

Lisbon, Portugal   Karen Bryan presents Visiting Queluz Palace in Lisbon posted at Europe A La Carte Blog, saying, “My visit to Queluz Palace in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon.”

Berlin, Germany   Adam Groffman presents An ode to the Berlin Späti posted at Adam, saying, “If you’ve ever been to Berlin, you’ve probably seen a spatkauf (or in the local Berlin lingo, a “späti”). It’s basically the German equivalent to a 7-11 or any other convenience store. And because it’s legal to drink in public (no open container laws), the spaeti is where most Berliners go to grab a drink both before and after a night out! And sometimes it might be the only place you hang out in all night…”

Paris, France   Lisa Goodmurphy presents Luxembourg Gardens with Kids posted at Gone with the Family.

Barcelona, Spain   MoTravels presents My Vueling City – Barcelona posted at MO TRAVELS, saying, “Bloggers exchange cities for weekend to discover each other cities. I get to experience Barcelona.”

London, England   Andy Higgs presents Been there, haven’t done that – 5 things you shouldn’t miss in London posted at Grown-up Travel Guide.com, saying, “Hi! I hope you can use this post on London for the next Carnival of Cities. I would also be interested in hosting the carnival so please contact me if this can be of help. Best regards, Andy” (Sure, will do!)

Istanbul, Turkey   David Leonhardt presents Visit The Beautiful Mosques Of Istanbul posted at World Vacations Travel Blog, saying, “A review of some of the top mosques that a visitor to Istanbul, Turkey, would want to visit.”

Angoulême, France    Laurence Norah / @Lozula presents In Photos: Street Art of Angoulême (Part 2) posted at Finding the universe, saying, “Part two of a two part article celebrating the street art in the French city of Angouleme :)”

Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom   Stuart Wickes presents She was alright leaving here – Titanic in Belfast posted at The Family Adventure Project, saying, “A piece from Belfast, the city where Titanic was built, on the 100th anniversary of the Titanic tragedy.”

Lisbon, Portugal   Ana Astri-O’Reilly presents Lisbon, warts and all posted at Ana Travels.

Copenhagen, Denmark   Andy Hayes presents 5 Great Copenhagen Daytrips by Train posted at Europe Train Planner, saying, “Copenhagen is a wonderful city and has a lot of great daytrips – many of which are easy and relaxing train trips from the Danish capital.”

Berlin, Germany   Audrey Scott presents Berlin Food: Favorite Neighborhood Meals Under €10 posted at Uncornered Market, saying, “People often think that eating in Germany means lots of sausage, knödel and sauerkraut. And it’s expensive. But eating in Berlin is anything but that – the city is full of ethnic and fusion eateries, often with great meals under €5-€10. We share some of our favorite neighborhood eating spots from the summer spent in Berlin.”

London, England   Natasha presents The London Palladium posted at Alternative London Guide, saying, “Start your trip to London here even before you start packing your bags”

That concludes this edition, and thanks very much for visiting.

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