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... sampler of all the gumbos and cajun dishes they served New Orleans style. All the food in the South seems to be brown. I have posted miles of brown food already on Facebook, and as I sat down to this meal I was getting excited about trying my first New Orleans styled food. It arrived in three dishes and all brown. It smelled fantastic, but my first spoonful was a huge disappointment. It was a mash of flavours, and luke warm. I tried another dish. Slightly different ...
I arrived in New Orleans after the long journey. I had arranged my first couch surfing here. Couch surfing is a website where people who enjoy travel offer to host travellers at their houses, with the idea being to make contacts who you can then host if they ever visit the country you are based in. So my first host was a man named A.J. He picked me up from the station and had another two guys staying with him, one from England and a Canadian. A.J was a local man to ...
... I do not know, but they fought over them as if they were the finest food in the world. We had the opportunity to hold a young alligator if we liked; his snout was taped shut so we were safe enough. As I held him he started to actively squirm and crawl up my arm; I didn't want to drop him, so quickly passed him to another person who seemed to have a gift for holding--and calming--young alligators. So now I have worn a python, held an ...
... we though we should eat before hitting the town.
We all went out as a group into the French quarter of 'Norlans'. Specifically, we went out on Bourbon Street which is the largest draw card in New Orleans. This street is gorgeous. It was like we had left the USA and entered Europe. Beautiful old buildings line the street (which is about 2km long). It was Saturday night so it was incredibly busy. Everyone was very festive.
A lot of the attractions at night ...
... covered the Hurricane Katrina damage and the effect it had on the city - even today. Katrina struck in 2005 and was the largest and third-strongest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in the U.S. It wasn't the wind damage but the flooding that caused most damage and left a death-toll in the thousands. At its peak 80 percent of the city was flooded.
The next day we drove into town in ...