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... some houses have been raised on stilts, then abandoned as the owners ran out of money.
Today the rain was so heavy, that very soon the roads were like small rivers in parts, but it was warm rain like the tropical islands we went through on the ship.
We gathered a few brochures to see where we can explore without a car. Now that I can semi cope with the heat, I'd like to see more
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Left our dire hostel and upgraded to a 4 star French place in french and quarter with a balcony and marble bathroom for super cheap. Walked around the French quarter exploring. Such a cool place, just like being in France but American. Loads of little quirky alleyways with gas lamps and really old pubs and voodoo shops from the African slave trade influence. Experienced the local delicacy for lunch in the form of a foot long Po boy. Basically just a French baguette sandwich. Drove ...
... new, it was sitting there looking pretty. But then came along PartyPooper Lois. She said it probably wasn't the best idea to drive and park in some of the areas we would be going with a flashy car, like New Orleans for example. So after dragging me away from the mustang, we settled on a black Toyota estate, yep the American Dream people! But it genuinely was a nice car, it had all the extras on it, and probably was a wise decision (Don't tell her I said that). Anyway ...
... the 4D Tom Hanks narrated Beyond All Boundaries show
The airconditioning was getting to me by then, so it was good to get back out into the sunshine.
We walked back down Magazine St towards Canal St and stopped in a little cafe in the warehouse district called Bittersweet Confections as I needed my expresso by then. The place sold handmade chocolates so ...
... was freezing but I wasn't game to get in after seeing the others reactions. We made a plan for the night and all headed off to prepare. Once we were all ready to go we went back to the park with the food, this time I had shrimp fried rice and some egg rolls, these didn't disappoint at all. We had all eaten so we went looking for a stage with some music to listen to. We came across these locals at one of the stages and they gave us the down low on where to go and who ...
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