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.

Submissions have been rather thin lately, plus my own business workload is increasing, so we’re shifting to publishing the Carnival once a month, normally on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. The next edition will be hosted on the Perceptive Travel blog.

You do need to register on the carnival administration website (it’s easy and free) to submit to this or any blog carnival. 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.

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

Off we go!

Cities in the Americas

St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada   Lisa Walters confesses that this is The one where I gush about St. John’s, Newfoundland and tell you about a talented singer. posted at DAMSEL IN A DRESS, saying, “What life is like on the most eastern point of North America.”

Dearborn, Michigan, USA   Dominique King shares her Favorites at The Henry Ford posted at Midwest Guest, saying, “Some of our favorite treasures at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan include the Rosa Parks bus, a 1952-vintage Wienermobile and Bucky Fuller’s Dymaxion House.”

San Francisco, California, USA   I discovered Cheap but good food at a San Francisco mall food court posted at Perceptive Travel Blog, saying, “One of the best places for a quick, tasty lunch near Union Square is….a mall.”

San José, Costa Rica   Zhu photographes the People of San José posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, explaining, “San José is a city of contrast. On one hand, you have small sodas sell­ing basic set lunches of rice, beans and chicken, and on the other hand you have a plethora of for­eign fast foods such as Quiznos, Sub­way, KFC, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Carls Jr. and McDonalds.”

Venice, California, USA   Stacey Daprile explores A Manhattan in Venice posted at Positively Stacey – Blog.

Cities in Europe

Ashorne, Warwickshire, United Kingdom    Chris writes about his farming experiences in Mill Farm Ashorne Blog #1 posted at Farmers Review You’re never alone, saying, “With a larger acreage to consider, we wanted to cut our dependency on contractors for things like haymaking so decided to invest in our own kit. It seemed that the best way to justify the equipment was to buy bigger and use the extra capacity to help neighbours / local farms.”

Sochi, Russia   Mollie Mandell shows us around Sochi: Russia’s Sub-tropical Olympic City posted at unique family traveler, saying, “With the Winter Olympics just around the corner, I thought this timely article would be of interest to your readers.” [My apologies that I couldn’t post this earlier.]

Istanbul, Turkey   Lisa Goodgame demonstrates techniques for Taming the ‘Bul (especially phone service) posted at Eating and Wandering.

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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