I like to travel, its my favourite thing in the world, and I feel that I take some of my best pictures out and about shooting new things and meeting new people so I was super pumped to go to NOLA during Mardi Gras to see what up. I planned this trip as a 30th birthday prezzy for my wife Amber as I tried to repay the favour of her planning my 30th birthday trip last year to San Fran and LA and Palm Springs (side note: her trip planning is incredible and it was probably my fav trip of life, driving along the coast is one of my favourite memories EVER). We planned it out so that we would stay the weekend of Mardi Gras and then extend the trip 3 days after to explore the city when its a bit quieter.
To say that it is a busy city during Mardi Gras is an understatement, it is wild, and this was taking into consideration that it was unseasonably cold, somewhere around 3 degrees Celsius, which meant bundling up with all the layers we brought. We did the Mardi Gras thing but more just to say we were there and saw it - we are not huge partiers - we are more interested in exploring the city. We took in alot of sightseeing, ate a lot of food and were encountered with musicians playing either jazz, blues or soul on virtually every corner. Oh, and southern hospitality is really a thing, most everybody was eager to say good morning to you walking down the street. It's a city steeped in American history and it is currently re-writing itself after Hurricane Katrina, you can still see a lot of abandoned houses boarded up and the sidewalks are in desperate need of repair, but in-spite of it all the city still has its charm and is definitely a destination worth visiting.
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