Uncle Sam's Hotel
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... catholic funerals, she bred her own slaves. It is thought to have had over 200 slaves working on the plantation. Laura was a descendant and completely opposite and looked after the slaves and was wanted equality. She died in the the 1960's of a ripe old age and sold the plantation for less than what it was worth including 7 properties in the French Quarter and the wine business's for $300,000. She didn't want anything to do with it and married a man from ...
Surprise surprise, yep! You guessed it an early morning wake up call for us again. Checked out at around 7.45am and waited for Cajun encounters tour bus to pick us up! It was swamp time! The driver was cool, he narrated the whole way to the swamps. We passed through some of the devastation of what hurricane katrina did to New Orleans; even 9 years on and there is still a noticeable effect. 80% of New Orleans is under sea level with the 20% of it above sea level being around the ...
... difficult to find as the map wasn't very clear but eventually we made the stop only to find that the tour had left. To occupy our wait for the next one we stopped at an outdoor cafe for a drink and some claw fish pops - just fried claw fish tails, very tasty. There was also a great jazz band playing all the old music, really good sounds. The walk was an hour long and extremely interesting as the ...
... interesting. Probably not somewhere I'd return to in a hurry, which is a real shame, I was positively buzzing for the city when I arrived. Even if the culture of live music is more than admirable, the streets felt less safe and more touristy at the same time. I gave a dollar to a beggar simply because he was intimidating and had gold teeth. Rather than point out his hypocrisy of having gold teeth while begging, I did the sensible thing of throwing money at him and running. The answer ...
... that inspired it. Captivating audiences with her lyrically charged songs, Nasimiyu has been touted as the "New Age Nina Simone," by Snarky Puppy's Mike League and as "2012's artist to watch," in Gambit Magazine.
Nasimiyu's bold new full-length record, entitled, "Rules Aren't Real," is an eclectic collection of work - all of which was written, composed, arranged, produced, and sung by the artist herself. She also played many of the instruments on the ...
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