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Posted by Heliocentrism on August 8, 2010

July 20, 2010

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Waiting for a tram

Jazz Funeral

We didn’t have any set plans for our day in New Orleans, Louisiana. We figured that the most interesting area would be the French Quarter. TomTom took us to the visitor center where we got free maps and brochures. We could have taken a street car tour, but we wanted to walk around instead.

Everyone has a flag

We drove down to the Mississippi River to park our car. There was a steam boat in the harbor. We didn’t go for a ride on it. We wanted to walk.

Mark’s Po Boy sandwich

We had breakfast at a restaurant called Stanley, like the character from A Street Car Named Desire. A week after this visit to New Orleans, we would see the house where that play was written.

Street of Borbon

After our meal we looked for the famous Bourbon Street. What a display of debauchery that was! Not as bad as the scene would have been at night or on say, Mardi Gras, but the posters on the countless strip clubs gave us a pretty good idea what the street is used for.

Let’s check out the cemetery!

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* This is what I hear when the Louisianans say “New Orleans”.


The United States of America

How to get there:

You can enter my country by land, air, or sea. But I think flight would be your transportation method of choice.

I have no clue how to get a visa to the US or who needs one. Just assume that you need one if you are not American or Canadian and check with your local US embassy.


  • Use 911 for the police, fire department, or to get an ambulance
  • Use 411 for information (This might cost money.)






  • It’s a big country. You’re going to need a car.

The French Quarter

How to get there:

  • 29°57’35.1″N 90°04’15.2″W

Stop by the Visitor Information Center:

501 Basin St., New Orleans, LA, 70112.

It’s in the French Quarter. They can give you directions and a free map of the area.



  • Runs from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue.

Bourbon Street

How to get there:

  • 29°57’34.1″N 90°03’53.6″W

This is a street in the French Quarter.

It begins at  Canal Street and ends at Pauger Street in the Faubourg Marigny. It runs parallel to the  Mississippi River.


  • This is a well-known street that spans the French Quarter.
  • This is a great street for bead collecting and public intoxication at night.
  • During the day, it’s almost family friendly, so keep your beads to yourself.
  • This is where you want to go for Mardi Gras.
  • There are lots of interesting souvenir shops here.


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