Travel Blogs from New Orleans, United States

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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 ...

Creole Country, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Creole Country

A travel blog entry by jillandethan

We woke up early, packed up our tent and car, and took to the road for New Orleans. We drove through Mississippi and stopped only for lunch at Cracker Barrel, a common Southern slow food chain. We arrived in Nawlins (as it is pronounced here) around 3pm ...

Mardi Gras in Nawlins!, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Mardi Gras in Nawlins!

A travel blog entry by maz360

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... me though, big mistake. I thought it was just a rum and coke. Sampling the 'Hand Grenade' the following night, marketed as New Orleans' strongest drink and a lurid green sickly sweet combination, was an even bigger mistake. I needed a few days to recover ...

New Orleans.. not so new.., New Orleans, United States travel blog

New Orleans.. not so new..

A travel blog entry by linleybarrett

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... . Sorry, biggish post. We hit the road to New Orleans and checked into our awesome crusty old full of character hotel. But New Orleans is like that everywhere.     We then jumped on the steam boat and rode the MIGHTY Mississippi.  ...

New Orleans, New Orleans, United States travel blog

New Orleans

A travel blog entry by loupsvoyagent

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... mieux. A propos de Disney un deuxième bon filme après Wall-E c’est la princesse et la grenouille; ça se passe à New Orleans , une princesse noire, avec musique, voo doo et tout le kit. A voir. Malheureusement nous ne restons pas longtemps car ...

The forgotten city, New Orleans, United States travel blog

The forgotten city

A travel blog entry by neilandamy

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... being open but we had to keep on driving. It got steadily worse as we passed fields of caravans where the people of new orleans obviously lived now. Well after finding the campsite and seeing it was closed we decided to forget looking and head back into ...

30th July - On the road again, New Orleans, United States travel blog

30th July - On the road again

A travel blog entry by harmer56

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... and refused to move. David and I were repeatedly told 'leave me, you guys go on ahead'. 'Oh yeah, leaving you in a gutter in New Orleans sounds like a logical thing to do!' hahaha. We eventually dragged her back to her room but I have been a bastard and ...

Walking, Talking and Tarot cards!, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Walking, Talking and Tarot cards!

A travel blog entry by katie_garnham

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... "awesome" and it showed as I woke at 11.30am this morning.... after a quick shower Shelley and I took the time to explore New Orleans during the day.... it feels much safer in the daylight and was full of hustle and bustle, similar to I guess London.... ...

Out of the frying pan....., New Orleans, United States travel blog

Out of the frying pan.....

A travel blog entry by loxias

... on a bench for a bit, where there was someone listening to radio.  They announced (at 11:30am) that the temperature in New Orleans had hit 104 degrees, with a 91% humidity rate (I'm never entirely sure what this percentage actually means, but it was ...

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez

A travel blog entry by rachandstu

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... Pitt’s much criticized ‘Make it Right’ houses which, although not in keeping with the traditional style of New Orleans architecture, were stylish in their own way and were providing homes for people who had decided to return to the ...

Bourbon Street on a Friday, New Orleans, United States travel blog

Bourbon Street on a Friday

A travel blog entry by tomsmidlife

... fighting on the steps of a cathedral but when he persisted, what could I do? I delivered a 'coup de grace' (hey, its New Orleans, French phrases are indicated) and wiped him on the steps. Hopefully I will be forgiven, but rather than retreating to the ...

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