Carnival of Cities for 24 March 2010

Welcome to the March 24, 2010 edition of Carnival of Cities. We have a US-focused edition this time, but a few entrants are from further afield.

Cities in the USA

Ms. Smarty Pants presents "The Best Tapioca Bubble Tea Drinks in Chicago" posted at Ms. Smarty Pants Know It All, saying, "a delicious treat for the summer months"

Vihar Sheth presents City Sound Tracks – March 27, 2010 posted at Vihar Sheth.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Unenlightened (Limerick) posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog.

Jim & Martha presents Our Miami Spring Break 2010 – Bienvenido a Miami! posted at Wanderlust Journey.

Peter Kimmich presents 5 Fun Date Ideas for Creative Los Angelenos posted at TryOurLA, saying, "Here are a few clever dating ideas for singles and couples in Los Angeles, though I bet a lot of other cities have just as much to offer."

Shelly Rivoli presents Traveling unplugged: My "A-ha" moment in Amish Country posted at Travels with Baby Tips, saying, "Lessons learned in Lancaster, PA on why I (really) love to travel with my family and (really) loathe WiFi."

Watch Me Eat presents Lotus Blossom Cafe at Epcot posted at Watch Me Eat, saying, "A visit to the China Pavilion at Epcot for lunch..."

Mary T presents Jersey Shore Daytrip to South Street Seaport posted at Travel With Teens and Tweens, saying, "Travel with Teens and Tweens provides reviews, resources and inspiration for families on the go. This post discusses a great day trip we took with a teen and tween to the South Street Seaport in New York City. We arrived via Ferry from New Jersey but visitors to New York City can enjoy as well. Learn a lot about Maritime history and check out the New York City skyline."

Sheila Scarborough presents Kid-friendly Mexican food in Houston: Lupe Tortilla posted at Family Travel Guide, saying, "Try this local Houston, Texas chain of Tex-Mex places for a good meal in a place that's family-friendly."

Cities in Europe

Dee Andrews presents Javea, Spain in Pictures posted at Travel and Travails, saying, "Join our family in Javea, Spain, a idyllic seaside town on the Mediterranean Sea."

Sam presents New !! Things To See In London. Exciting Sights With Pictures posted at Travel Welcome, saying, "London, England, is the world's most diverse and exciting city, truly a cosmopolitan town, with many things to see. History was written here. Literature, architecture and the arts flourished here. The wealth of the British Empire supported its glorious buildings, resplendent museums, and refined life. London has too much to cover in a single visit , 300 art museums, 100 theaters, and 17,000 protected historical buildings. There are more than 100 churches in the city, and about 1700 parks that cover 11% of London with green. There are even 7 royal palaces in London. From this cornucopia of beauty and heritage, here are a few memorable places to discover and things to see in London."

Mark presents The Two Leaning Towers (Bologna, Italy) posted at Travel Wonders of the World.

Angela Corrias writes Sa Corbula, going local in Cabras, Sardinia here on This fantastic locavore restaurant in Sardinia will provide any visitor with a delicious meal, or the ingredients to cook one at home!

Cities everywhere else

Zhu presents Pão de Açúcar | Correr Es Mi Destino posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, "The iconic Sugar Loaf is the best spot in Rio for the thrill of the cable-car ride, for the small hikes on top of the Urca mountain, for the views over Rio and for the sunsets. Lucky us, we got it all! Seeing all of Rio starting to light up beneath us was one of my best experience in the city."

Prithi Ramakishnan presents Coffee Shops (shishas) & Sweet shops in Bahrain posted at A Vegetarian Traveller.

Gray presents El Convento: Luxury for the Solo Traveler posted at



Cherry Prior presents "A hop, a skip and a jump to Hobart" posted at Blog: Recent Pen Dragon, saying, "Food, beer, markets, bike riding...discovering what Hobart has to offer in a couple of days."

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of 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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The Palace of Westminster, London
Travel + Leisure's yearly top ten round-up
Carnival of Cities 5 February
The "High Line" Park, New York City
Boqueria Market, Barcelona
Sa Corbula, going local in Cabras, Sardinia
The best street markets in the world

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Thanks for including! Some great travel ideas here. I'll give it a tweet too.

Dee Andrews on 29 March, 2010

@gray, @zhu

You're welcome, everyone included submitted very nice and exciting posts for this edition of the blog carnival!

Jack on 26 March, 2010

Thank you so much for featuring my article! And also for hosting this great carnival :-)

Zhu on 26 March, 2010

Thanks for hosting the carnival, Jack, and for including me. Good collection of articles here. Off to read some more...

Gray on 26 March, 2010

Thank you Mary, that's awesome!

Jack on 25 March, 2010

Thanks Jack, added you to my blogroll and tweeted too. Love the Carnival of Cities

Mary T on 24 March, 2010

Thanks so much for hosting this week, Jack! :)

Sheila Scarborough on 24 March, 2010



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