Jazz'n it up...
Trip Start Jun 27, 2009
75Trip End Jun 26, 2010
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My trip to New Orleans started off very well as I was seated next to a great New Orlean guy who was very proud of his city and proceeded to give me the full run down of places to go and where not to go - especially at night. On arrival at Louis Armstrong airport he then offered to give me a lift to my hostel as it was on his way. One thing I cannot fault about the majority of Americans is their amazing hospitality. After seeing me to my hostel, he shook my hand, gave me his business card and said if I had any problems during my stay then to give him a call.
As I had arrived saturday night at about 11pm and wanted to experience some of what this amazing city has to offer, I went straight out and went to Frenchman street - where all the locals go and those in the know ;) - and saw a great jazz band. It was fantastic listening to live Jazz but things start to wrap up there about 2pm, so I then went to Bourbon street, and went to a club playing decent tunes
The next day was a bit of a right-off but the day after I got my act together and made it into town and wandered round taking photos and soaking it all in. The afternoon after I got back to the hostel I met two guys travelling, an aussie named Felix and his German mate Nic. Not long after I also met Breda, a lovely Irish girl also travelling round the states. We planned to have some beers and then head into listen to some jazz but after several beers and money issues I ended up going solo again, however monday night in New Orleans is definitely not the same as saturday night!
The next day I went sightseeing with Breeda and Dane (another aussie) and tried some of the famous New Orlean donuts from Cafe Monde
New Orleans is an amazing place even after the devastation of Katrina, as you can tell it is a shade of its former self, but the people and character of New Orlean's still shines through.