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 edition was hosted on the Perceptive Travel blog, and we will return there for the next one on June 13, 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 now….

Off we go!

Cities in the Americas

Sanford, Florida, USA   Matt Tipple presents Top 5 Places to Visit in Sanford, FL posted at Matt Tipple Online.

Bodega Bay, California, USA   Nancy Brown presents Things to See and Do in Bodega Bay, California posted at Nancy D Brown, saying, “There’s more to Bodega Bay than the filming of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” movie.”

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   Byteful Travel presents Red Rock Canyon Review: 3 Unmissable Sights posted at Byteful Travel, saying, “Las Vegas, NV – Before I visited Las Vegas, I thought that the red rocks I’d seen in Denver were the most alien landscape I’d ever seen. But when I visited Red Rock Canyon on the outskirts of Las Vegas, I stood corrected. Because this place is basically *Martian*. Beautiful & Martian. Don’t believe me? By the end of this article, you will.”

Washington, District of Columbia, USA   Traci Suppa presents World’s Largest Collection of Espionage Artifacts, Washington DC posted at Go BIG or Go Home, saying, “Is it wrong to love a museum for its gift shop? The International Spy Museum in Washington DC has more than just the world’s largest collection of espionage artifacts; it has an awesome shop!”

Los Angeles, California, USA   Jennifer Miner presents ION Rooftop Pool Bar JW Marriott Downtown Los Angeles posted at Los Angeles Consortium of Online Travel, saying, “The JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles’s ION rooftop bar is a great spot for small groups to get together and enjoy the mellow side of urban nightlife.”

Cities in the Middle East

Alexandria, Egypt  MummyT presents Alexandria: The Most Civilised City in Egypt posted at Travels with a Nine Year Old, saying, “Sheila, Thank you so much for sharing my Cairo post. I reckon you will LOVE Alexandria as much as we have.. Theodora”

Cities in Europe

London, United Kingdom   Natasha London presents Will London be on time for the Olympics? posted at Alternative London Guide, saying, “Hi, I just visited the Olympics site so decided to share what I’ve seen, a real picture of what’s going on in the area, rather than just posting glossy images. Hope you’ll find it interesting.”

Panzano, Italy   Ryan presents Dario Cecchini’s Officina della Bistecca Steak Workshop posted at Average Traveller, saying, “A steak experience unlike any other in Tuscany!”

Barcelona, Spain   Katie Sorene presents 24 Hours in Barcelona: 5 Things NOT to Do posted at Everything Cruises, saying, “If you find yourself on a 24 hour port of call or layover in Barcelona, how can you get the most out of the city? Which time-consuming attractions should you avoid? Here are 5 things NOT to do with your day and the 5 things you should do instead.”

Cities in Asia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   I wrote this after visiting KL for a conference; Why isn’t there more travel buzz about Kuala Lumpur? posted at Perceptive Travel Blog.

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

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