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This was a major stop of ours since its where Ben grew up and where most of his family was living at the time. (pre Katrina) Growing up in the southwest coming here and seeing this place was amazing to me. The history and amazing architecture blew me away. We didn't get to spend a bunch of time downtown in New Orleans but the day and a half that we …
... for beignets at Cafe du Monde goes down the block, so I guess I'm in N'awlins.
I tell people I'm here secondarily for Mardi Gras, but primarily for Limmud. So far, the secondary act has been pretty good. And I've already become a critic. I don't know how much you know about Mardi Gras - I actually knew very little before coming here - but the weeks before see a variety of parades (organized by different societies ...
... music, spilling out of taverns and filling up street corners. Somehow we also found ourselves being pelted by stones as we walked along Bourbon Street. No problems....we just ducked over to the next street.
We had a great time in New Orleans and wondered how much more enjoyable it would be if we weren't in winter coats. We'll ponder over that one and consider another visit to find out.
... Luckily, our room was available as soon as the hostel opened, so by about 8am we were having a much-needed snooze. I'm not going to lie to you, our much-needed snooze became a very long sleep followed by a quick meal nearby, which was followed by another long sleep. But by 10 am the next day, we were feeling fresh and ready to hit Nola, as New Orleans is known.
As is covered in 'Streetcar', New Orleans is a hot and steamy city. This was definitely our ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility