Travel Blogs from New Orleans, United States

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Swamp People, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Swamp People

A travel blog entry by louiseandblake

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... tour stop which was about a 1.5 hour drive.    OAK ALLEY PLANTATION Sugar cane was basically like a Gold mine in New Orleans back in the day so the people that owned Sugar Cane Plantations were extremely wealthy with massive mansions on their ...

New Orleans, New Orleans, United States travel blog

New Orleans

A travel blog entry by travelnerd

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New ...

Major Moves, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Major Moves

A travel blog entry by danielwolfe

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... near Tulane University. He, a fledgling law student who dresses like a prominent law student, took us out to an unforgettable New Orleans restaurant. I don't remember the name. Having time to kill, we found a memorable bar nearby, whose name escapes ...

The Big Easy, New Orleans, United States travel blog

The Big Easy

A travel blog entry by louiseandblake

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... . No one but the guide was prepared with an umbrella. Along the way we learned other interesting facts about very old New Orleans history involving writers such as Hemingway and Tennessee Williams. Brian showed us an original mosaic that was still in ...

The Big Easy, New Orleans, United States travel blog

The Big Easy

A travel blog entry by kare1322

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... morning we woke up and went to Saint Charles St.  There we found the coolest cemetery we have ever been to.  Since New Orleans is so close to sea level all the cemeteries are above ground.  Kara took some great pictures of all the ...

Jambalaya crawfish pie and file gumbo, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Jambalaya crawfish pie and file gumbo

A travel blog entry by markturner

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... ;s great to be able to work hard in the mornings and indulge a bit during the day. We hit the road about lunchtime headed for New Orleans, a 5-hour drive that ended up being 6 and a half with traffic. We stopped along the way at Taco Bell, delicious but ...

Swamp tour, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Swamp tour

A travel blog entry by debandalan

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... is no such thing as Oh&S over here, it's almost 3rd world standard to some degree ... the amount of homeless men and women around New Orleans is disgusting and they are not afraid to come up and ask for money and smokes at times some of the streets we ...

Mardi Gras baby!! HEY MISTER, THROW ME SOMETHING!!, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Mardi Gras baby!! HEY MISTER, THROW ME SOMETHING!!

A travel blog entry by muzz_travelling

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... and I was in a cab, headed to the Airport, where I had a plane waiting to take me to Miami. News Articles: NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana: Mardi Gras revelers packed New Orleans Saturday as large crowds turned out to watch parades and fill the French Quarter in ...

And beyond some more..., San, United States travel blog

And beyond some more...

A travel blog entry by pads17

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... day we thought we would do one of the tours we seen advertised and went for the swamp tour. this was about 45mins outside of new orleans in the swamps which totally suround the city. on th way out the guy driving the bus was acting a bit like a tour ...

Congo Square, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Congo Square

A travel blog entry by jjband226

... and danced and sang. There was also a little chief and a Queen. They are very cool to see because they are such a New Orleans tradition, but only put on their costumes a certain number of times per year. For dinner, we went to this wonderful African ...

Day 14- “Rain is a good thing”, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Day 14- “Rain is a good thing”

A travel blog entry by tampere-usa

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... a rainy) day was spent in our silver bullet. We left Memphis quite early, and wanted to see if we could make it to New Orleans during the same day. It did happen! Maybe the only thing worth mentioning was the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway (consists of two ...

NEW ORLEANS, New Orleans, United States travel blog

NEW ORLEANS

A travel blog entry by joann.hill12

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... . It's also a lot of fun and we ate most of our lunches there, as well as a few dinners.  We ate traditional New Orleans-style food: gumbo, jambalaya, turtle and crawfish soups, and beignets.  The food was good and I know that New Orleans is ...

Keep up the good fight, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Keep up the good fight

A travel blog entry by cmj

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I'm having a tough time characterising my experiences here in New Orleans. After about three months of exhaustion and elation, immediate action and paralysis, back-breaking work and easy friendships, all I'm certain of now is that it's time to move on. ...

First trip to New Orleans, New Orleans, United States travel blog

First trip to New Orleans

A travel blog entry by big_red_truck

I got to see New Orleans right after Mardi Gras.  Went with mom to go visit Tulane while I was looking at colleges.  Greatest memory from the trip is going to Pat O'Brien's with mom and her telling the bouncer "I am his mother and I say he can ...

Commerce to New Orleans, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Commerce to New Orleans

A travel blog entry by travelledkiwi

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... at 3.30pm had a stop with only 100 miles to New Orleans to refuel and rest at a little town call Toombuba, then continue on to New Orleans getting in at 7.00pm and drove straight to the St Vincent's Guest House on Magazine St. and it was like I lived in ...

Lunch in the French Quarter, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Lunch in the French Quarter

A travel blog entry by cjabroad

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Common Ground, New Orleans, Upper 9th Ward, United States travel blog

Common Ground

A travel blog entry by cmj

... Aborigine I want to tell you about all the inspirational people and experiences that I've come across this week. I want to describe New Orleans at the crossroads of disaster recovery and Mardi Gras. I want to convey what I've learned and the new ...

safety tzar, East New Orleans, United States travel blog

safety tzar

A travel blog entry by cmj

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It's 6:40am and she's calling again. Sometimes it's Luke, but usually it's Anne with the sweet but prodding voice that begins our day with "It's time to get up. It's a wonderful day and there's work to be done. It's time to get up and start this ...

Undoing Racism Workshop, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Undoing Racism Workshop

A travel blog entry by jjband226

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On Saturday, we went to an undoing racism workshop at the People's Institute. They discussed a lot about the structure of society and classism to begin. They discussed a lot of controversial topics. We combined with a large group from Seattle and a few ...

The Big Easy, New Orleans, United States travel blog

The Big Easy

A travel blog entry by flying_shoe

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... colored poisonous and non-poisonous frogs. Then it was into the Mississippi River Gallery to see what the ecosystem surrounding New Orleans held. We saw turtles and alligators (one of which was a very impressive white alligator), and several species of ...

NOLA Day 1 - Planation & Swamp, New Orleans, United States travel blog

NOLA Day 1 - Planation & Swamp

A travel blog entry by nic216

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... cane farm haha. It is really interesting to hear some of the history of the area and how the different cultures settled in New Orleans. The plantations where not their primary residence but simply a place of work, they had their 'real' homes in the ...

NOLA Day 2 - Washing & Steamboat, New Orleans, United States travel blog

NOLA Day 2 - Washing & Steamboat

A travel blog entry by nic216

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... until we find a place for a late breaky. Good food and coffee, best breakfast since we arrived in the states I think. What I will say about New Orleans is that it is a little disappointing in regards to Bourbon Street. I really expected to walk down the ...

NOLA Day 3 - Cooking, New Orleans, United States travel blog

NOLA Day 3 - Cooking

A travel blog entry by nic216

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Today we have booked into for a cooking demonstration class, it's not until 2pm so we decide a sleep in and late breakfast is in order today. We head out about 10am and off to breakfast then we walk in search of the French Market Place. We find some ...

Good times in N'awlins, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Good times in N'awlins

A travel blog entry by marjorie

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Just emerged from five days of luxury in the beautiful Southern city of New Orleans. The highlight of my stay was probably where I stayed - a gorgeous old American mansion in the historic Garden District with stained glass windows and a wide verandah ...

Our Last Night in New Orleans, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Our Last Night in New Orleans

A travel blog entry by jennydavey

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... brewery. Diane chatted with us and told us a bit of her story. Her family, the Blanques (pronounced Blonk!) has been in New Orleans since the 1700s, and she has ancestors who were reportedly in cahoots with Jean Lafitte himself. The family had a lot ...

Jazz, downpours and a plantation, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Jazz, downpours and a plantation

A travel blog entry by rachels694

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... It seems every time we want a short get-away we are battling the elements. Why should this trip be any different? We arrived in New Orleans to scattered showers, settled in at the hotel and then decided to take a walk thru the French Quarter to get a feel ...

Saturday Night's Alright (For Music), New Orleans, United States travel blog

Saturday Night's Alright (For Music)

A travel blog entry by dellek

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... Quarter. The museum, founded in 1950, is just what the name implies. In 1823 the first licensed pharmacist in the United States, Louis J. Dufilho, Jr., opened an apothecary shop here. The Creole-style town house doubled as his home, and he cultivated ...

French quarter, New Orleans, United States travel blog

French quarter

A travel blog entry by leeroy_jenkins

I met up with my contiki group at our hotel & we headed straight into action, last night we went on a Paddle boat cruise on the missisipi river & then out to bourbon street to try the local specialties. Today I went down to the riverside area & walked ...

Onward to New Orleans, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Onward to New Orleans

A travel blog entry by whatboundaries

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... The lunch plan for today is Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville on the outside porch for shrimp po' boy's and boat drinks to people-watch. New Orleans is a great city for doing that! Tomorrow we'll be standing in line for Galatoire's -- will share ...

Takin' it to Church, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Takin' it to Church

A travel blog entry by leinadw

    Church down here is something else. I just got out of Sunday services at the First United Methodist Church in Central City New Orleans. I was the only white guy in the entire congregation. Talk about an experience.      The first thing that ...

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