Carnival ride at night (courtesy AcrylicArtist at Flickr CC)

Carnival ride at night (courtesy AcrylicArtist at Flickr CC)

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.

We normally publish every other week, although my business travel caused a lot of delays in the last month. The next edition will be hosted on the Perceptive Travel blog.

If you would like to host a future Carnival edition on your blog, please contact me as the Carnival organizer:  Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. You do need to register on the carnival administration website (it’s easy and free) to submit to this or any blog carnival.

Here’s more info and background about the Carnival of Cities blog carnival, and now….

Off we go!

Cities in the Americas

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   Linda Mundy presents Las Vegas is a Great City! posted at Linda’s Las Vegas, saying, “My first post on a blog intended to highlight the hidden facets of Las Vegas and surrounding areas.”

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada   Zhu presents Skyline of Ottawa – By the River posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “Just like that, overnight, some­one switched the heat on and we went from freez­ing to sweat­ing. Or more exactly, from single-digit tem­per­a­tures to a balmy 27°C. Wel­come to Ottawa, where spring is a two-day tran­si­tion between win­ter and summer!”

Los Angeles, California, USA   Leslee Haralson presents The Wild, Wild West posted at Ready for Adventures, saying, “The city of Los Angeles has many museums, but the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage brings Hollywood and history together.”

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA   Byteful Travel presents First Impressions of Hawai’i posted at Byteful Travel, saying, “Kona, Hawaii — Today is only my 4th day on the island, but I feel like I’ve been here much longer. In short, it has been magnificent. This island really does have a strange kind of magic to it, and I can easily say that in all my travels I have never been to such an incredible place. As I’ve learned, Hawaii is the only US State where myth has been woven into the very fabric of the culture itself, often with fascinating results.”

Manassas, Virginia, USA   I was personally awed. What Jennie Dean built in Manassas, Virginia will live forever is posted at Perceptive Travel Blog; the inspiring memorial to a woman who was born a slave, and built an entire educational campus through determination and persuasion.

Cities in Europe

Copenhagen, Denmark   lozula presents What the Segway? A tour through Copenhagen, posted at Finding the universe, saying, “Taking a Segway tour through Copenhagen”

Istanbul, Turkey   Scholars & Rogues presents Traveling to Istanbul: The Glory of the Hagia Sophia posted at Scholars and Rogues, saying, “Thank you for considering our post for inclusion.”

Cities in the Middle East

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt   Helen presents Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt posted at Wandering albatross, saying, “Surprising experiences in Sharm El Sheikh.”

Cities in Asia

Bangkok, Thailand   Mihnea presents 10 annoying things about Bangkok traffic posted at Voicu Mihnea Simandan, saying, “Bangkok roads are the busiest in Thailand and this comes at great peril and cost for everyone participating in its daily traffic. Here are 10 annoying things about road traffic in Bangkok.”

Harihareshwar, India   Sulagna Dasgupta presents Travel Diaries 3: Halcyon Harihareshwar – Day 1 posted at Love in India, saying, “If you’re visiting Mumbai – one of Asia’s biggest business hubs – don’t miss a quick escapade to the gorgeous Sahyadri mountain ranges. Here’s a photographic acount of our weekend getaway to the exquisite beach destination of Harihareshwar – adorning the solemn allure of the ancient rocks and mountains.”

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

Please submit your (ONE, non-spammy, recent) blog post – once you’ve registered – 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.

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