It’s already June 5th, and am two days delayed for my round-up of the Carnival of Cities. Apologies to all those who submitted, as consistently bad weather in Manila the past few days prevented me from being online most of the time. Also, I was deluged with entries. It was good actually, since it opened up my eyes to other parts of the world I haven’t visited, or explored. Reading about them made me feel like am there already. Thanks to all those who participated.
Jon, the DCtraveler, recounts in his post: ” While people are staying away from travel to Mexico, I had a wonderful long weekend in Cozumel and with prices low, NOW is the time to go.” He also adds “a few fun, silly and goofy “photo ops” of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.”
Orlando Restaurant Reviews focuses on Roys, which prides itself of Hawaiian-style seafood in Florida.
Eyeflare – Travel Articles and Tips opens our eyes to cheap eats in Berlin: ” Berlin food isn’t all currywurst, a bratwurst covered in ketchup and curry powder. While you’ll find those on every streetcorner of Berlin, there are better options to be had. So if you’re looking for good cheap eats in Berlin, here are some great options for pizza, Indian and Asian food, and the more genuinely German. ”
Liz Wright of Travelogged gives us a peek on the good life with her wine tasting at Domaine Chandon in Napa Valley : “The tasting room has the atmosphere of celebration since most people are sipping — or gulping — sparkling wine. Another nice touch is that they serve food: sandwiches, seafood and caviar.”
Andrew Edgington expounds on Life in Spain – 10 Reasons Why You Should Live In Alicante Golf
Marina Villatoro of The Travel Expert(a) : All you need to know about Travelling and Living in Central America! recounts her sports fishing experience in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica where they had the time of their life catching a 50-pound rooster fish.
A Changing Life shows us some photos and some description of a recent visit to the tiny principality of Monaco, near the French border.
Spanish Country Travel lists the reasons to visit Costa Rica and why many people enjoy this country so much. “Costa Rica’s jungles are becoming a favorite destination of families. You can ride a sky-tram over active volcanoes and get a bird’s eye view. That’s if you dare or you can ride on a horse and dip into some volcanic mud pools that are around the way. Meeting the howler monkeys, riding tubes through the river currents, and visiting a pineapple or coffee plantation are some additional examples of your day by day schedule.”
Admirable India presents his day trip to Maitri Bagh, a zoo and a park at the same time. Most of it is in photos.
Melo Villareal takes us on a photo journey to Quiapo, in Manila’s old downtown, with its famous church and all sorts of knick-knacks on sale.
Jim DeSantis praises the driver-friendly people of Texas. “Taking a vacation to visit relatives is always fun and can be a surprising adventure when one is open to discovering all that the local culture has to offer. Each locale always has something unique that one wishes they could take back home. So it was in the Lone Star state of Texas.”
Ed Biado names the top 10 travel destinations in cinema, adding that “there are hundreds upon hundreds of films that make us want to be where they’re set.”
Sophie Lynette remembers one memorable Labor Day in Ohio, capped by a glittering show of fireworks in the Cincinnati river.
The Geek MBA shares the “seven lessons I learned from relocating to a new city.”
Everything About Nothing spills the dish on $9 airline tickets on Jet America!
Greg Laden relates the long road to Goma, Zaire…on the so-called “empty truck.”
The Watch Me Eat blog narrates visiting an Earth Day event in Sanford, Florida and enjoying a shrimp boil.
In Too Many Places, Too Little Time, The Houseband recounts their journey to Hangzhou, China’s West Lake and cites the many reasons why Hangzhou is considered to be the best tourist destination in China.
Writingtravel.com talks about a couple of historical landmarks in Nashville. ” The 1934 Art Deco building that houses the Frist Center for the Visual Arts was formerly Nashville’s main post office. Next door, Union Station, which opened as a busy, stylish railway hub in 1900, is now a Wyndham Historical Hotel. Both offer example lessons in urban redevelopment as well as delights for visitors to Nashville.”
The Natural Capital writes about the C&O Canal, and other car-free access points in Washington, D.C.
My own entry would be the bits and pieces from my short trip to Singapore last year. It was my first visit, and the impression it gave me was that it was very livable indeed. I felt safe there, and I really liked the food and the shopping.
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