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 York – shedwa 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.
AROUND THE WORLD
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, Egypt – Travel 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, India – New 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.