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... so we did not really see much and
it was more of a pain in the ass. We did get to enjoy the lay of the land in
the French Quarter, as the day was not so crowded.
We arrived downtown on New Years Eve at
around 6:00 pm. The day before we had met this girl in a bar, Cindy, who had
said she would let us have her parking pass for use on NYE, that she lived near
the Westin Hotel and to park around it and she would come and meet us and give
Today we had an early morning wake up to grab some breakfast and wait for our bus to pick us up for the swamp and plantation tour! We got picked up about 7.30, where we met two Australian girls from sydney, one called rachael, who were lovely as well as an Aussie couple from Townsville and an American couple from Virginia. We the made our way to the swamp tour, where mr Torres took us around the swamp to see the alligators. We learnt that he ...
... of New Orleans nightlife, full of 24 hour bars! Again, the atmosphere was carnival, exciting, and absolute Bedlam, with everyone walking round with huge drinks. The two most popular drinks were called Hurricanes and Grenades, which accurately reflect the tone and tempo of the evening! After several (large) drinks we ended in a karaoke bar, where several brave people got up on stage - for me, there is not enough Dutch courage in the world. The next bar we ...
29th June - 1st July 2013
After a morning escape from Houston, we arrived into New Orleans in the mid afternoon. On the drive into New Orleans the HWY's basically became one long bridge running along the edges of the swamp. Each side of the road was on its own long bridge. These bridges go for miles, you can be on the same bridge for over twenty minutes! It was very scenic, but the bridges are quite bumpy so be ...
... kindly gave me their maps as they were leaving that morning. Thus armed, I was ready to explore the French Quarter and start with a classic N.O. snack at Cafe Du Monde to enjoy some beignets (French doughnuts) and their coffee, the only thing on their menu. Let's just say they were amazing as I managed to go with others twice more during my stay! I enjoyed walking around the FQ catching snipits of jazz music floating out of bars and enjoying the hum of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility