There are two cities in the USA, that when I go visit, I feel that I am in Europe or out of the states; they are Las Vegas and New Orleans. There is simply too much to see and explore and most of it, so different from where you live. Definitely, these are not cities to vacation with children, unless you plan to go to museums, landmarks and restaurants.
Today, however, you and I are going to visit New Orleans, where the locals say; "Let the Good Times Roll". This is the first in a series of three blog post that I planned for you. Just recently, the news media reminded us of Katrina’s anniversary, the hurricane that almost destroy New Orleans. I took all the photos that I am posting today before this horrendous disaster.
So, what makes New Orleans so different from any other city? My answer is the exceptional blend of cultures that throughout the years molded what New Orleans is today. It is a real melting pot of immigrants from the Caribbean, Europe and Africa that melted with Native Americans to create a unique cultural experience for anyone who visits. There is richness in the language, the architecture, the amazingly friendly people and of course the food. A good example of cultural diversity and tradition is clearly reflected in their most acclaimed event, Mardi Gras.
Want to experience unique city attractions? Pay a visit to the Cemetery, where coffins are not buried but placed above the ground. Or maybe you want to visit a Voodoo shop. Scary? Yes, but I bet that you will not see these two “tourist attractions” elsewhere. So please, join me in a private tour to one of the best places in the USA, New Orleans.
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I am a blogger, a photographer, a jewelry designer, a gourmet cook, and a recipe book writer. I am also a flea market flipper, an avid gardener, an interior/ outdoors designer, an avid golfer and traveler.