Here’s a Carnival to Keep You Spinning!

Circus topThe Carnival of Cities is being hosted at Buenos Aires this week. It’s kind of nice to have this particular event every week. We all get to travel without the expense and we get to hear from real people who live there are have been there and have a story to tell or something to share.

Anyway, I get to re-introduce this concept of the Carnival of Cities all over again for all of those people who have not seen one before. That’s always a good thing! For the sake of consistency, we’ll go along in the same order as this week’s host.

Our first stop at the Carnival this week is Brazil! Tony Galvez shares very colorful pictures of the Tanabata Matsuri festival coloring up the streets of Sao Paulo. Tony shares with us that this is an event that happens every July and has been going on in this Brazilian city since 1979. We’re so used to this here in Honolulu but I guess it would be unusual in Brazil. Well, not anymore!

We move on to our host’s part of the world where Dalila tells us the 7 things to do when visiting Palermo Viejo. She also tells us not to get mixed up since most of the streets have Latin American names. The three main streets: El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica.  Yeah, I guess that could get confusing.

Next we get some advice from Steve Madsen on what to do in London, England. You can get some great travel tips from this blog too!

This is not the first time that we’ve visited the River Ribble in Preston, England. This one is a river worth saving and at Save the Ribble, the Riversider asks if the Preston Vision Board is Split Over the River Barrage.

Visiting Cyprus… that sounds so exotic doesn’t it? Described as an island nation in the Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus shares something similar to us. Okay, they have one large island and we have 8 small ones, but they’re surrounded by water too! Sue shares an evening at Larnaka Beach with us over at her cypruslife blog.

What’s a cyber trip around the world without a stop in Switzerland? Our blogger at This non-American Life tells us all about a Zuri Fascht festival there. It didn’t sound like Jul was altogether happy with the event but the post does indicate that most of the other people at the festival enjoyed themselves.

This is way cool! We are fortunate to hear from someone in the Middle East! We’ve got to send a little aloha from here to the city of Dubai where Grace tries very hard to assure us that all is safe.  I kind of have to agree with her! Thanks, Grace, for sharing this with us! It’s nice to know that there’s peace somewhere among the turbulence!

Jon Rochetti at the DC Traveler found Paris! Uh, he found it in Virginia. Jon tells us all about this little town and the charming Ashby Inn & Restaurant. You’ve gotta love a place that has no problem painting its walls some other color rather than boring old white! I love the warmth of those red walls! A picture says a thousand words. When in Paris (Virginia), make sure you stay at that Inn… the food sounds pretty darn good too. Nice job, Jon!

Surprise, surprise! Hawaii has got two posts in the Carnival this week! At An Island Life, Kailani tells us about her warm family weekend on The Valley Island of Maui. I like the name, Baby Bug! This is how Kailani refers to her youngest little one. Too cute! Close to the beach and still close to air conditioning — life is good! Sounds wonderful, Kailani!

Hopping over one island, Evelyn (me) at Homespun Honolulu shares a post for the biker enthusiasts as Local Pride of the Island puts on its first annual bike show. Lots of motorcycles, lots of vendors, and one very hot sun! Bikes were entered in different classes for judging — a post with the names of the winners to follow!

Then we get to hear from Cherie about the Tango Magic in Denver, Colorado as we journey back across the Pacific and relive an interesting afternoon at the “Tango Temple” with the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop. I think the name, tangocherie sounds like a cool drink. Hey, we just got to Denver after being in the hot Hawaiian sun! I just like that name.

Are you guys dizzy yet?

Well, we get to sit for just a bit for a softball tournament (of sorts) at The San Diego Beat. Carole gives all the in’s and out’s of how San Diego is Going Over-the-Line and then she tells us how to get there, where to be for what we want to do and she even provides videos showing just what it’s all about! I’m glad she included those YouTube videos!  Thanks, Carole!

Of course after watching all of that, you’re probably more tired now than dizzy!

Let’s move on to Jamestown! You guys do realize that we’re back in Virginia again, right? That’s okay because we’re looking at things from a historic perspective this time. Sheila from Family Travel, See the World with Your Kids, shares a nice little story about Who’s on First in Jamestown? The two things I liked about this post were Sheila’s shared fascination with the archeological excavations that continue to go on there, and her reference to the “real story” of Pocahontas, both with links if you want to dig for further information. Thank you, Sheila! I enjoyed this.

Wait, we’re not done with the west coast of America yet. Did you guys know that there is a memorial to fishermen in Seattle? Check out the Fishermen’s Terminal that Mary Jo from the Seattle Traveler chose to share with us this week. According to Mary Jo, the statue is made out of bronze and stone and commemorates the fisher-people (fishermen and fisherwomen) that have been lost at sea. There’s a picture, and a link! Check it out!

Don’t get too comfortable just yet. We’ve got one more long jump across the country to New York where we get to visit Meredith Matthew’s Lemonade Stand. We meet up with Meredith to Take a Virtual Walk in New York City this Afternoon!

Whew! That’s the Carnival for this week but there’s more to come next Monday. It should be interesting to see what the Carnival will bring and where it will take us next week!

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cherie // Jul 20, 2007 at 12:35 am

    Hey, would a tangocherie cocktail have a paper umbrella or a plastic palm tree stirrer?
    Saludos de Buenos Aires,
    where we tend to stick to red wine

  • 2 Evelyn // Jul 20, 2007 at 1:44 am

    I think we’ll use both the umbrella and the plastic stirrer, with lots of ice! Thanks for dropping by, Cherie. Red wine is good too but a glass of the new tangocherie would really help to cool us down. We just need someone to tell us what’s in it! 🙂

  • 3 Pua // Jul 21, 2007 at 5:09 am

    Aloha Evelyn,
    What a great travel carnival! To be honest I did not visit everybody but it’s a splendid idea to see the world.

    Would like to do my own blog carnival? Any good tips how to run it and find participants?

    Plus, I definitely would like to join your next travel carnival. What do I need to do?

    Mahalo and aloha, Pua
    Kohala Coast Vacation Guide

  • 4 Evelyn // Jul 21, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    Hi Pua!

    This carnival was actually started and is maintained by Home Turf Media and you can learn a little more about it here. This gives you a lot of information about it and about hosting it too! I’m set to host it on August 13th.

    You can participate by submitting a post about your city or town by using this form. If you participate, you are encouraged to talk about the carnival and encourage others to visit. That’s what this post is about. I included one of my stories so I’m sharing the carnival links this week with everyone!

    As I mentioned to you before, I’m going to be starting a new one soon for Hawaii too! Go ahead and submit a story and participate for this coming week! The deadline for the upcoming week is 2 pm Eastern time on Sunday.

    It’s time consuming but it’s fun to see what’s going on all over the place!

  • 5 Grace // Jul 22, 2007 at 4:32 am

    Hi, thanks for putting my link again here! I will submit more articles about Dubai in the future issues of this carnival.

  • 6 Sheila at Family Travel // Jul 22, 2007 at 5:41 am

    Hi Evelyn, Thanks for the kind words and for spreading the word about blog carnivals. We’re on a road trip right now from Texas to Chicago, so I’m busy driving and posting about that or I would have visited sooner.

    Hard to believe that we were just in Virginia!

  • 7 Evelyn // Jul 22, 2007 at 7:13 am

    Hi Grace!

    I just thought it was such a great thing to hear a voice from your side of the world! I’ll be anxious to read your submissions and hear about your city! Keep blogging!

  • 8 Evelyn // Jul 22, 2007 at 7:19 am

    Hey Sheila!

    I liked that Jamestown post! Now, you do know that even the most dedicated bloggers should not be posting and driving at the same time? Right? 🙂 Have fun and drive carefully!

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