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NEW ORLEANS

2015 Big 6 Week Trip


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FAVOURITE PHOTO -

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NEW ORLEANS - JAZZ, SWAMPS & FANTASTIC FOOD!

NEW ORLEANS WAS MY FIRST CHOICE OF DESTINATION IN THE US. I AM HAPPY
THAT WE FINALLY MADE IT HERE! NEW ORLEANS FULFILLED ALL OF MY DREAMS.

THE QUAINT BUILDINGS WITH FANCY WROUGHT IRON TRIMMINGS, HORSE &
CARRIAGE, JAZZ MUSIC EVERYWHERE, FOODIE HEAVEN! INTERESTING HISTORY
INCLUDING AMAZING GRAVEYARDS, AND FABULOUS PARTY ATMOSPHERE! :)

A HOLIDAY DESTINATION WITH SO MUCH VARIETY AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCES.

STREETS OF NEW ORLEANS.

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NATCHEZ STEAMBOAT JAZZ DINNER CRUISE.

THIS IS A 'MUST DO'! THE DUKES OF DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND PLAYED THE BEST JAZZ
I HAVE HEARD IN A LONG WHILE. I JUST HAD TO BUY THEIR ALBUM.

THE FOOD WAS WONDERFUL... A TASTE OF CREOLE WITH THE FAMOUS
JAMBALAYA, GUMBO AND FRESH SEAFOOD.

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WALKING THE STREETS WE STOPPED AND ENJOYED THIS JAZZ BAND OF
YOUNG ONES. THEY WERE REAL GOOD. I ALSO TOOK A VIDEO WHICH
HOPEFULLY I CAN ADD HERE LATER :)

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I FOUND US A NEAT APARTMENT RIGHT IN THE FRENCH QUARTER ON
FRENCHMANS STREET. THE STREET HAD A LOT OF RESTAURANTS AND
MUSIC PLAYING IN EACH. THIS BAND WERE PARTICULARLY GOOD.
THEY PLAYED GREAT FLAMENCO MUSIC.

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FRENCHMEN ORLEANS AT 519 -

IMAGINE HAVING APARTMENT ACCOMMODATION IN THE HEART OF NOR.
IMAGINE SITTING ON COMFY SEATS ON THE BALCONY LISTENING TO THE
JAZZ MUSIC IN THE STREET. IMAGINE BEING ABLE TO WALK OUT OF YOUR
ACCOMMODATION IN THE FRENCH QUARTER IN FRENCHMANS STREET &
HAVING PUBS, RESTAURANTS, TAKEAWAY AND A CONVENIENCE STORE
RIGHT THERE. WELL THIS IS THE PLACE TO STAY!

NOT ONLY DID WE HAVE THE LUXURY OF ALL OF THE ABOVE, BUT THE
PRICE WAS VERY REASONABLE..... FOR NOR. AND DOWNTOWN WAS JUST
A CASUAL STROLL AWAY. WHEN WE WERE TIRED, THEN WE CAUGHT THE
STREET CAR ALONG THE RIVER FRONT INTO TOWN.

WALKING THROUGH THE MARKETS INTO DOWNTOWN WAS ANOTHER
OPTION. AND THE FAMOUS BOURBON STREET WAS CLOSE BY.

I WOULDN'T WANT TO STAY ANYWHERE ELSE. THE STAFF WERE HELPFUL.
THEY EVEN GAVE US SOME WASHING POWDER FOR OUR CLOTHES.
YES, THEY ALSO HAVE COMMUNAL WASHING MACHINES.

THERE IS ALSO A POOL OUT THE BACK AND QUIET SITTING AREA IN THE
GARDEN.

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MARKETS
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"YO'ALL SPEAK FUNNY! WHEREYA FROM?"

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HOW COULD WE RESIST A HORSE & CARRIAGE TOUR WITH THIS
FUNNY DUDE CARLOS :)

SAINT LOUIS CEMETERY HORSE & CARRIAGE TOUR -

NEW ORLEANS IS FULL OF AMAZING HISTORY. THE CITY IS
SURROUNDED BY GRAVE YARDS THAT HOLD SO MANY STORIES
OF DAYS GONE BY.

THIS MAY SEEMS LIKE A TACKY TOURISTY THING TO DO BUT I
TOTALLY RECOMMEND IT! WE WERE FOLLOWE BY OTHER GROUPS
BEING SHOWN THE SAME GRAVES..... BUT IT WAS WELL TIMED AND
PROFESSIONALLY DONE AND THE STORIES CARLOS RELATED WERE
CAPTIVATING.

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THE GRAVE BELOW THAT LOOKS LIKE AN EGYPTIAN PYRAMID IS OWNED
BY NICHOLAS CAGE. YES, HE BOUGHT HIS OWN GRAVE AND WILL BE
BURIED HERE.

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ALSO WE SAW THE GRAVE OF THE PERSON THAT INVENTED SUGAR
MANUFACTURE AND OTHER HISTORIAN GRAVES AS WELL AS A
FAMOUS VOODOO PRIESTESS. CARLOS ALSO EXPLAINED THAT THE
GRAVES WITH WROUGHT IRON SIGNIFY RICHES.

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THE PHOTO BELOW WITH THE STATUE THAT HAS A DAMAGED ARM....
THIS WAS DONE BY A FILM COMPANY. THEREFORE FROM 1969 MOVIE
COMPANIES WERE BANNED FROM THIS GRAVEYARD.

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SOUTHERN COUSINE

NEW ORLEANS HAS FOOD THAT IS UNIQUE TO THIS AREA, GREAT
SOUTHERN COUSINE. MY FAROURITE WAS THE PO BOY (HOT DOG).

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GUMBO WAS NICE BUT NOT THE SEAFOOD GUMBO THANKS.
COMING FROM AUSTRALIA WITH FRESH SEAFOOD.... SORRY...
I PREFER MY SEAFOOD NATURAL.... WITH PLENTY OF LEMONS.

JAMBALAYA SPICY CAJUN RICE WAS GOOD. BUT WE GOT A BIT TIRED
OF HAVING EVERYTHING BATTERED AND DEEP FRIED.
LITTLE BIT TASTELESS FOR US.

FRANK'S RESTAURANT - MY NEW ORLEANS FAVOURITE!

FAVOURITE..... NOT BECAUSE OF THE FOOD. WE ATE BETTER ON THE
NATCHEZ STEAMBOAT CRUISE.

FRANK'S WAS THE BEST BECAUSE THE STAFF WERE WELCOMING,
ATTENTIVE AND FUNNY! THEY KEPT US AND OTHER GUESTS ENTERTAINED.

THE ATMOSPHERE MADE THE EXPERIENCE SPECIAL FOR US. IF I LIVED
IN NOR I WOULD FOR SURE BE A REGULAR HERE :)

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NEW ORLEANS STREET CARS -

WE USED THIS TO GET FROM THE FRENCH QUARTER TO DOWNTOWN.
THERE ARE TWO STREET CARS IN NOR. THEY ARE FUN JUST TO RIDE AROUND
ON TO CHECK OUT THE PLACES YOU WANT TO SEE. BIT LIKE THE HOP ON HOP
OFF BUSES IN OTHER CITIES.

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FUNNY SIGNS - EVERY PLACE HAS THEM ;)

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ONE OF THE UNIQUE THINGS ABOUT NEW ORLEANS IS THAT YOU CAN GET A
COCKTAIL TO GO :) YEP, HERE YOU CAN WALK IN THE STREET WITH A COCKTAIL
IN YOUR HAND. HOW COOL IS THAT!! RESTAURANTS, PUBS, SPECIALIST
COCKTAIL SHOPS..... ALL WILL POUR YOU A COCKTAIL TO GO IN A PLASTIC CUP :)

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CAFE DU MONDE -

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WHO WANT'S TO WAIT FOR AN HOUR TO PROGRESS IN THIS QUEUE......
JUST FOR A COFFEE?
WE KEPT WALKING ;)

OFF THE BEATEN PATH.

SWAMP AIR BOAT TRIP -

ANOTHER HOLIDAY FIRST - ZOOMING THROUGH THE SOUTH LOUISIANA SWAMPS
AND BAYOUS ON OUR FIRST AIR BOAT RIDE. HOW EXHILARATING!!! :)

I BOOKED THIS TOUR WITH VIATOR AND THE BUS PICKED US UP FROM NEAR OUR
ACCOMMODATION FOR A SHORT TRIP TO THE SWAMP.

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WE HAD A LOT OF FUN IN NEW ORLEANS! IT HAS AN AWESOME LIVELY CULTURE,
THE PEOPLE ARE SUPER FRIENDLY, FOOD INTERESTING AND FUN ADVENTURES :)

NEXT STOP - OCOEE TENNESSEE

Posted by aussirose 21:28 Archived in USA Tagged travellerspoint restaurant street new orleans cruise band usa canada boy belize jazz hk dixie steamboat swamps po natchez bourbon frenchmen 2015 aussirose jambalaya gumbo frank's 519 bamboula

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