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 July 11, 2012.
If you would like to host a future Carnival edition on your blog, please contact the Carnival organizer: Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com.
Off we go!
Cities in the Americas
Nassau, Bahamas Kayla presents Historic Walking Tour of Nassau posted at Adventures in Heritage, saying, “Earlier this year I went to Nassau and explored the city by an historic walking tour.”
Seattle, Washington, USA Debbie Dubrow presents A Peek into the New Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum posted at Delicious Baby, saying, “The new Dale Chilhuly Garden and Glass Museum in Seattle, Washington showcases some of the artist’s best work in a purpose-built environment.”
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Meagan Francis presents Grand Rapids: Why the Best Place to Raise a Family is a Great Place for Tourists posted at My Grand Rapids, saying, “I edit the Experience Grand Rapids blog, and I think this story nicely sums up all GR has to offer!”
Grand Junction, Colorado, USA Nancy Brown presents Things to See and Do in Grand Junction, Colorado posted at Nancy D Brown, saying, “Have you traveled to the Western slope of the Colorado Rockies? I was amazed by the geography of Grand Junction and the surrounding area.”
Leesburg, Virginia, USA Jeremy Harvey presents New Food Tour Comes to Downtown Leesburg, Virginia posted at VisitLoudounBlog.com.
Magnolia, Ohio, USA Kathy Gray presents An Afternoon in Magnolia, Ohio posted at What’s Happening in Canton/Stark County, Ohio, saying, “With two kids in tow, we ventured 25 minutes south of Canton to the sleepy town of Magnolia, Ohio to visit the iconic red Magnolia Flouring Mills. Dating back to the early 1800’s it is one of the best preserved mills in the State of Ohio. And of course, no visit to Mangolia would be complete without a Bittner sunday at Taggarts Ice Cream.”
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Jessie Voigts presents Traveling to Oahu? 10 Ways to Make Your Trip More Authentic posted at Wandering Educators.
Columbus, Ohio, USA Joe Vargo presents Live like a local at Victorian Village Guest House posted at The Columbus Experience, saying, “If you’re looking for an out-of-the-ordinary place to stay, Victorian Village Guest House makes you feel like a local when you’re visiting Columbus!”
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Lisa Goodmurphy presents A Stroll Around Parliament Hill in Ottawa posted at Gone with the Family, saying, “Walking around Parliament Hill is one of our family’s favourite things to do when visiting Ottawa.”
Cities in Europe
Nantes, France Zhu presents City Under Siege posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “French love to rebel against the establishment, and spring is generally the start of “protest season”. That’s why I wasn’t surprised when I heard a demonstration was planned this Saturday. But while the protest itself was fairly innocuous (the mayor wants to build a brand new airport, some constituents argue that they are being expropriated), the police force deployed seemed pretty disproportionate.”
London, England Stuart Wickes presents Visiting London’s Olympic Park posted at The Family Adventure Project, saying, “Visiting London’s Olympic Park changed my feelings about the official mascots of the Games and left me wanting to get tickets.”
Zurich, Switzerland myfriendfromzurich presents How nice and warm it is outside! I would like to enjoy my dinner in a garden restaurant – where can I go? posted at myfriendfromzurich.com, saying, “myfriendfromzurich.com is an independent travel blog about shopping, leisure and events in Zurich, Switzerland. Like a real friend, users can ask all kinds of questions and we’ll answer them on the blog.”
Skansen, Sweden Lola Akinmade Åkerström presents Scenes from Midsummer at Skansen posted at Sweden – The Swedish Photo Blog, saying, “Sweden was out in full force today celebrating Midsummer. Last year, I was at Farsta Gård checking out the maypole dancing festivities…”
Cities in Asia
Songdo, South Korea Alina Guzman presents Songdo International Business District- the stuff of dreams becomes reality posted at Alina Guzman.
Cebu, Philippines Theresa Torres presents The 4 Cheapest Ways to Travel in Cebu posted at Cebu Expat – Cebu blog, saying, “Cebu is a favorite tourist destination in the Philippines. It is affordable and there are many interesting places to visit. Here are the ways you can get around as well as some tips on how to stay safe on your adventure.”
That concludes this edition, and thanks very much for visiting.
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