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... sceptic, I couldn't help but end the tour with a little part of me believing the story. The story that stuck with me the most were the ghosts that haunt the LaLaurie Mansion because of the horrific history behind the tale. Delphine LaLaurie and her husband kept slaves in their home and were suspected of abusing them. After the death of a child slave, who had jumped from the balcony to escape Delphine's brandishing whip, they were investigated and had their ...
... I took a street car that day down through the Garden District. This is a gorgeous thing to do no matter what time of year you are in New Orleans. Sit on the wooden seats, push up the window and feel the wind in your hair as you rattle down the middle of some really old streets and very upscale mansions. The difference in doing this at Halloween is seeing the way these houses have been decked out. One mansion had their entire ...
... the ferry before I threw myself into the Mississippi.
Ollie's note: if she had thrown herself into the Mississippi, she was well aware that I would not be jumping in to save her. I was quite convinced on the ferry that dozens of alligators would board our vessel, pirate-style, and hold us hostage; there was no way I was about to go into their territory.
New Orleans is an amazingly resilient place. In 2005, it was hit by what was, at the time, a relatively ...
... are English, Out of town Americans, Spanish and us . There is a lovely ooh and ahh when people hear we have travelled all the way from NZ. The congregation, choir and band all sing a beautiful welcome to us all. When it is unfortunately over, Max chats with the bass player. It turns out he is playing later that night on Frenchman St. He is also a professor of music!!
... desk and prepared to board our open vessel, ready to see some alligators. Jen and I figured this was as close to riding a hovercraft on the everglades as we were going to get. Inside the tour centre were two albino Alligators.... so cute!
The swamp ride out was really quite fun. After seeing fresh water crocs in the Northern Territory, I wasn't surprised when we started seeing the small gators. They are nothing like salt water crocs. Their snouts ...
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