Posted by Heliocentrism on August 8, 2010
July 20, 2010
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.
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.
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.
* This is what I hear when the Louisianans say “New Orleans”.
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.)
- Crash Course:
- CGP Grey:
- Mental Floss:
- American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
- Area 51
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X
- Dandelion Wine
- Girl in Translation
- The Hemingses of Monticello
- The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
- The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
- Notes from a Big Country
- One Summer: America, 1927
- Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with America’s Hoboes
- Stealing Buddha’s Dinner
- That’s Not In My American History Book
- A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
- The Water Is Wide
- Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland
- It’s a big country. You’re going to need a car.
- 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.
- 29°57’34.1″N 90°03’53.6″W
This is a street in the French Quarter.
- 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.