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... Also, New Orleans is literally surrounded by epic water bodies in the form of swamp land and lakes. The city itself is actually built on top of a swamp and is sinking at a rate of 8ft per 100 years. This causes roads to warp and buildings to sink as well. Apparently if you dig 6ft under, you will hit water. (This is also the reason that New Orleans' cemeteries are famous, they have above ground tombs, and because it's always so hot and humid here, a single body ...
... or about how much he loved them blah blah he just threw out $$$ figures comparing how much they were worth. We got to pass around a baby gator and have a hold. He was cute in an ugly kind of way. No gator is alike, they all have their own unique patterning on their backs and tails. The Bayou isn't the prettiest place in the world, but it is different to anything we have seen on this trip so far.
Tonight we went to the Gumbo Pot for dinner and ...
... snack and Caroline and I headed out to catch the final concert of the day BeauSoleil.
5:30pm Chevron Cajun/Zydeco Showcase: BeauSoleil
Beau Soleil (French, beautiful sun) is an American musical group specializing in Cajun music. Based in Lafayette, Louisiana, the group members are brothers Michael Doucet (fiddle, vocals) and David Doucet (guitar, vocals), Jimmy Breaux (accordion), Billy Ware (percussion), Tommy Alesi (percussion), and Mitchell Reed ...
... jazz scene. Day 4 - new orleans (canal, french quarter, frenchmen) Awoke feeling refreshed and proceeded to shower and brush. Met british/polish/houston physicist in the kitchen whom spoke in a very indulgent manner but was fine to talk to, and we spoke of issac isamov while i ate bananas and blue berries. Walked out the hostel to be greeted by a homeless man with a long dreaded beard, hairy chest revealed and smoking out of a one piece tobacco pipe which coloured 2 sides ...
... fed them marshmallows!,), a great blue heron, a variety of turtles, and a tree snake. In the evening we went to a jazz session at Preservation Hall. It was a very small room which seats 40 and standing room only for 60 people. The jazz was super and we had enough energy to go to the Irvine Mayfield Playhouse for some wonderful jazz, blues, soul music with a band that had been playing for 103 years! A great way to end our wonderful but exhausting ...
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