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Travel Blogs from New Orleans
Today we decided to do some exploring. After breakfast we walked down to Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral. It opened in 1727 and is the longest continually operated cathedral in The United States. It's an unbelievably beautiful structure. Pictures can't really capture the beauty of the art and stained glass. We also walked through the French Market and stopped at Cafe du Monde for beignets. ...
... all in all, the restaurant was great. A bit gimmicky of course but the food was actually really good so you can’t fault it. Afterwards we hit New Orleans for a night out! First stop was the famous Pat O’Briens where you can watch the duelling pianos. I got a cocktail before we took a table right near the front but it was so strong it was undrinkable. So the duelling pianos is basically two grand pianos positioned so the pianists are facing each other not that they ...
... the line for the cabs was
all pretty easy. They were pretty busy,
but even still, we didn’t have to wait too long in order to get a cab to the
Hampton Inn at the Convention Center, where we had reservations. The cab ride
costs $14 plus tip for each one of us and it was supposed to be about a 15
minute drive to get there.
By 11:15am we were checked into the hotel. Of course there
were comments made about ...
... of whats going on. To make things a little worse today I was taking precautions and went to check the air, but all tires were able to be checked except for the drivers front side where the nozzle just wouldn't fit, after trying 3 times i gave up in frustration as all that was happening was the air was coming out, I had to stop or we would have had a flat and according to locals there was no adapter, so we would have been in all sorts of strife.
We made it ...
... included a section that was pretty reminiscent of West Hollywood, replete with "parade" themed bars and shirtless muscle men. I didn't realize Sin City and West Hollywood had gotten together and created baby Bourbon. I'm not complaining! I even wound up with time to lose a few bucks at the nearby Harrah's before I said goodbye to New Orleans.
I discovered that as a first-time tourist in New Orleans, you're not allowed to leave the city ...