The Big Easy, jazzy times!

Trip Start Apr 05, 2010
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of United States  , Louisiana
Friday, April 8, 2011

What a cool and pretty city! 
Jazzmusic all around in the streets, artsy places, beautiful houses...
My host works at an edible garden just like Lauren, so I visited that. And just as I was there there was the Frenchquarter festival, amazingly good music, but soooo crowded. On Sunday I headed with some couchsurfers to a strawberry fair, what really felt like a 'southern' experience... everyone was member of one or another extreme christian group, I found it interesting to question people about it. Such a different world, the differences don't blow my mind less than in South America, maybe even more...
A very nice friend of my host Sara took me out to a trivianight with his friends, and I took a yogaclass. It were great days, with interesting encounters with people, good and bad, extremely sharing people and some grumpy ones.
I tried some delicious southern food, like the typical barsnack of boiled peanuts, delicious!
The sad thing though, is that I was limited by not having a car. So different than in South America, from always being able to flag down busses from weherever in the streets, to a limited and unclear system. Although New Orleans seemed to be the city where the most bikes were used that I ever saw in the States... In San Francisco people had bikes often, but more for a Sunday-activity, here really as transport, nice!

I took this as a litte 4-days brake from Atlanta, and headed there by train! A first-timer for me in the States. It was cheaper than flying, and so comfortable! Very spacious, with a restaurant-car, time flew by. Sadly the land I go to see (mainly Alabama) wasn't too impressive at all, but I got to relax, meet some other people, even a lady that shared her cayun lunch with me.

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