Travel Blogs from New Orleans
... store. It opened in 1913 and its been making pralines, fudge and Mississippi mud in its small store for over 100 years. We sampled their tasty creole pralines and famous Mississippi mud - which is chocolate fudge with pecans, covered in a layer of caramel.
Walking the French Quarter is the best way to discover it's beauty, and the only way you'll come across hidden gems, such as Lafitte's Blacksmith Bar. Built between 1722 and 1732 it ...
... Then lunch ...thank you Hank Williams ...jambalaya, a-crawfish pie the file gumbo went down a treat while Rick had a sea food platter and another local beer!Back into the other part of the museum we were moved by the images of Hurricane Katrina. Upstairs was a total contrast ...Mardi Gras in all it's aspects. Back to the street car and we went to the end stop at Canal Street to peer through the fences at the cemeteries before walking down the road to the Katrina memorial. ...
... Orleans... you can take your drink out and wander around with them on the street as long as they are in a plastic 'go cup'. Happy days.
After our tour finished we made our way back to the Mississippi to start our 7pm Ghosts and Spirits tour. Michael was our guide. New Orleans is famous for being haunted! No trip to NOLA is complete without one of these tours. The whole city is basically built on burial grounds.
Michael took us to different ...
... that rival any other band the city has ever produced. Known for their high-energy live shows, The New Orleans Suspects create music that is firmly rooted in the modern New Orleans sound with compelling originals and tasteful covers.
My memories from the Suspects consist of people watching. The grandma seated way above the crowd on the palm tree planter while she drank Abita, the little boy playing with his daddy's GoPro that I was sure he was going ...
... Lafayette Cemetery. I was interested to walk around there as a trippy scene from my favourite film Easy Rider was filmed in there. Also Interview with a Vampire had scenes shot inside. We got there 7 minutes before it closed right on dusk. Nice and creepy. Then a very tattooed bride walked through. Her husband followed in full gangster gear.
That night we decided we better try the famous Bourbon st which is a must do. However we lasted about 2 ...
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