Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Carnival of Cities has Come to Town




Mexican Pop Spot welcomes all world travelers and armchair travelers to the January 14, 2008 edition of Carnival of Cities! We covered much ground this time around:


Sheila Scarborough shares Noodling around: the Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum posted at Perceptive Travel Blog, offering a delectable tour of Yokahama's museum of meals. One highlight is the gift shop, featuring noodle-inspired items.

Jonathan Deamer paints a lovely picture of Liverpool's Crapital of Culture opening ceremony posted at Jonathan Deamer. He tells how Liverpool spent a big bundle to make a fine mess of its "Capital of Culture" honorary ceremony.

Christopher Cook presents The Kutna Hora Bone Church: a late night visit to an ossuary outside prague posted at -noambit -Travel Europe- where to go, what to see, and how to get there, with an insider's guide to a fascinating little church just outside of Prague. The site is "tastefully" decorated with the bones of over 40,000 men and women. This narrative article paints a vivid picture of this location while offering information on how to get there and how this little church came to be.

Sagar describes 25 Simply Amazing Mosques posted at International Listings Blog. Vivid photographs and text celebrate incredible mosques from Dubai to Morocco to Iran and other corners of the world.

Jon Rochetti presents Monument Monday - Theodore Roosevelt posted at The DC Traveler – Washington DC travel & tourism information, taking visitors to an island in the middle of the Potomac River to view one of DC's less known monuments of Teddy Roosevelt.

Christopher Cook shares Choosing A Hostel Is Like Choosing A Friend: things to think about when trying to find a place to sleep posted at -noambit -Travel Europe- where to go, what to see, and how to get there with this article full of helpful information about selecting a hostel while traveling in Europe. This post pinpoints what types of things to consider and what to expect.

Kangotraveller chronicles A Winter’s Day at Pt. Reyes National Seashore posted at Kango Blog. The dramatic Point Reyes coastline has always been one of my favorite haunts, and this blog entry captures its diverse attributes.

Karen Bryan presents You’ve gotta go to Gothenburg, Sweden posted at Europe A La Carte Blog. An accessible, picturesque place, Gothenburg wins in the comparison to Amsterdam.

DWSUWF presents Divided We Stand United We Fall: Republican Like Me posted at Divided We Stand United We Fall offers apologies to Black Like Me author John Howard Griffin in this post about a social experiment. This San Francisco Democrat decided to "go Republican" and observe the adjustments he would he have to make. What is it like to experience discrimination based on political beliefs?

Alex Garcia presents Queensland's exciting River City (Brisbane) posted at Life in Brisbane - Queensland - Australia with a discussion of changes afoot in Brisbane.

Conan Stevens presents Bangkok Police Shake Down Foreigners For Cash posted at Conan Stevens Online. Conan gets on the wrong side of the law in this post about negotiating with the police in Thailand.

Kathie Goldsmith informs 30 for $30 Dine Around Seattle program has new restaurants to choose from! posted at Team Reba Real Estate, saying that Seattle has a host of restaurant bargains.

Andrew Edgington presents Cyprus Holiday Villa Homes posted at Cyprus Informer discussing Cyprus, an island of beauty. This gem of the Mediterranean is a popular destination for holidays and buying property. It's also the homeland of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, so how can you not fall in love with Cyprus?

So concludes this edition of the Carnival of Cities. We encourage you to send that special something to the next carnival of cities using our
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3 comments:

Alex G said...

Well done, Serena! It really looks fantastic in pink. Thanks for all your hard work and a very well written article. I look forward to come back to your site many time. Best wishes for 2008!

Patricia said...

Great round up, Serena. I found the ramen museum link intriguing. I wonder if there is a pasta museum somewhere?

Serena said...

Thanks for the wonderful feedback. Yes, a Pepto Bismol-pink is always cheerful! If there isn't a pasta museum, I think I'll open one.