O'Keefe Plaza Hotel
Travel Blogs from New Orleans
... robbed or attacked at any moment. I refrained from eating instead hoping my bed wasn't too far away. After they had had there remaining food packaged up we ventured outside where another taxi wasn't far away. Back at the town house we all went straight to sleep. The next morning I woke to find the grenade had got the better of me and I wasn't very well at all! Not wanting to give in though I got dressed and headed out ...
... and secretly wondered if it was going fit under the bridge. Sammie was not so secret, saying, "Go on, crash!"
We made it to the "French Market" and wandered around checking out all manner of cheap junk. Here, we tried Boiled Peanuts. These are peanuts, in the shell, boiled for 12 or 13 hours in salty water. Soft and squishy, they are a bit of an acquired taste.
We took the street ...
... rodent that decimated the native Muskrat population. Sometimes shooting 150 in a night...
Our air boat cruised effortlessly (although somewhat noisily on full throttle) in and out of the twisting canals. Stopping at known alligator nesting / fishing areas, Brian attracted some locals by slapping the water surface and rewarding with treats of marshmallows... Yep, alligators like marshmallows... We learnt some other interesting facts...
Whole alligators sell ...
... hunted down each and every marshmallow thrown their way!
Each night I stayed in New Orleans I would walk the streets at night and stop in at different bars to listen to the bands playing. When I walked in the streets the people would look me in the eyes and greet me as if we knew each other. I didn't have a bad meal there and met some of the warmest, most open people yet. New Orleans is definitely something special!
Where to begin, where to begin... Oh yes; page one.
Woke up offensively early on Monday morning. That really hurt after a couple of long days on the road but it had to be done. Planes don't wait. Arrived at the airport with plenty of time and said goodbye to The Yank. The happy, amazing, unexpected interlude was over. He got on a plane heading north east, and I got on a plane heading south east. :-( Holiday will not be the same without him, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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