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Carnival of Cities – A Street Party

Welcome to the May 28th edition of the Carnival of Cities. Perhaps I partied a little too hard on my virtual trip around the world this week while hosting the Carnival. I have a severe case of the flu, so I apologize in advance if my writing is substandard. I really enjoyed reading everyone’s submissions this week and putting this article together. I want to thank everyone that made a submission, as well as Home Turf Media for letting us host this week’s event.


Manhattan, New Yorkshedwa gets our party started on the right foot with a fun video of the Dance Parade 2007.

Queens, New York – Across town, an encounter with a cop on horseback inspires humor columnist Madeline Kane to write a limerick entitled Only in Queens, New York at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Carolina Beach, North Carolina – Bella of Bella’s Life on the Island explains that her neighborhood is the perfect definition of a walkable neighborhood.

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina – Jaz of Wicked Winter gives us a brief pictorial tour of a fishing, crabbing, and walking favorite in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant, near Charleston, South Carolina.

San Antonio, Texas – Jami at Going to San Antonio tells us about a recent visit to the Mission Conception, a beautiful mission dedicated in 1755.

San Diego, California – Carole at The San Diego Beat writes about the upcoming Rock “N” Roll Marathon, where participants will try to set a World Record for Elvis impersonators running in full Elvis running suits and wigs.

Seattle, Washington – Mary Jo Manzanares of The Seattle Traveler tells us how her recent trip to the Howard House turned into quite a buggy experience.

Charlotte, North Carolina – Sheila Scarborough at Fast Machines gives us the inside track on the top racing-related destinations to visit in the Charlotte region.

San Juan, Puerto Rico – At Visit the Coqui, BW gives us some advice on what to do pre or post cruise: head down to Old San Juan.


Christchurch, New Zealand – Liz Lewis at Christchurch explains that Christchurch is made for walking because it's flat, compact, and full of interesting sights and places to visit.

Larnaka, Cyprus – At This is Cyprus, Sue writes about Richard’s experiences of trying to purchase a boat in Larnaka after his last boat was destroyed by a tornado.

Siwa, EgyptTravel Betty lets the secret out about this isolated yet mysteriously beautiful and flourishing oasis.

Bangkok, Thailand – Jr. Volpato of plugyourtrip gives us some insider tips of where to stay when visiting Bangkok’s Khao San Road.

Bangalore, IndiaNew York Dude in India writes about the fascinating Shivajinagar neighborhood, where you can shop till you drop.

Freiburg, Germany – Our very own Lauren Hilliard gives us an in-depth look at how the right plan, process, and politics created a balanced transport system in Freiburg.

Next week’s carnival will be hosted by the Where blog. You can use this form to send your submissions for next week’s carnival.

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  • BW May 28, 2007, 3:56 am

    Hi Eric,

    Thanks for hosting the carnival, looking forward to all the reads. Hope you feel better soon.

  • Jami May 28, 2007, 8:24 am

    Thanks so much for hosting the carnival! I can’t wait to visit all these cites. Happy Holiday.

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