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The Wilds In and Around New Orleans

New Orleans can be pretty hot and humid. While I was there, it was 80 to 90 degrees during the day and at least 70% humidity the whole time. When I left, it was similarly hot in Portland (although less humid), so it wasn’t as much of an adjustment as it could have been. I found […]

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Spicy, Sassy, New Orleans

New Orleans bustles with all the features of a creative center you would expect. It’s kinda odd that such a creative center can struggle so much. Here’s a quick run down of some of the sights. The Shops on Magazine Street Magazine Street runs along the Garden District and includes some restaurants, cafés and stores. The […]

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City of the Dead (or Mortiphilia)

One of the most interesting sights (for those of us from further North) are the cemeteries of New Orleans. There are several tour services that can take you through one or more cemeteries. One of the more famous ones is the St. Louis cemetery near I-10. I didn’t go there. I went closer to where my […]

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The French Quarter (La Ville Française)

The French Quarter is, of course, one of the big tourist areas of New Orleans. Who hasn’t already heard of Bourbon Street and the raucous debauchery of bar after bar that lines it. It can get so bad that apparently they wash down the street daily. But that’s not all that’s there. The Art in […]

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A View of Southern Decadence

I went down from August 27th to September 2nd to make sure I could participate in at least one activity for Southern Decadence. It didn’t happen. Southern Decadence is like gay pride times 10. It is a giant celebration of gayness held in New Orleans at the same time every year. Unfortunately, I just didn’t […]

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A City Park. Or Rather The City Park of New Orleans

City Park is an amazing and large park with many areas to explore. Apparently, it’s in the top ten of largest parks in the United States. Of course, there were some specific things about City Park that I enjoyed. Morning Call for Beignets I could hardly wait to try my first beignet, which is fried […]

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The Look of New Orleans

One of the most awesome things about New Orleans is the architecture and other design (like stone streets) that you can find. The Iron French The architecture I liked the most were the homes and buildings in the French Quarter. So many of the structures had multi-level wrought iron fencing and columns. It mixed well with […]

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