"Live it up in the Big Easy" New Orleans by ymike2000
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My first New Orleans experience was a trip with my father just after I graduated college. He was on a business trip and left me to wander around the city all week. The music, the food, the drinks, the people...I was hooked. For 4 years I'd struggled to learn jazz and all it took was a week in New Orleans for me to finally "get it". I went home with cookbooks, CDs and a new addition to my list of favorite destinations.
Since then I've visited New Orleans many times in my professional life. I always expect to love it and it never disappoints.
The sign says
First sighted as Indian portage
to Lake Pontchartrain and Gulf
in 1699 by Bienville and Ibertville.
Founded by Bienville in 1718;
named by him in honor of the
Duke of Orleans, Regent of France.
Called the Crescent City because of
location in bend of the Mississippi."
- Pros:Creole food, strong drinks. Great jazz, blues, cajun music.
- Cons:Hot and humid.
- In a nutshell:Somehow laid back and intense at the same time.
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