New Orleans

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“The Big Easy” Beyond Bourbon Street The Big Easy, Queen of the South, the Crescent City, all of these are nicknames of the city we all know as New Orleans. A city so rich in the hearts and souls of its people that not even the negative reputation of Bourbon Street nor the hurricane force winds of hurricane Katrina was enough to bring it down. Beyond the negative reputation that Bourbon Street brings, New Orleans is a city with charm, hospitality, beauty, world-famous cuisine, and music to inspire any musician. When people think of the French Quarter they think mostly of Bourbon Street: the bars, strip clubs, and the endless partying. However, the French Quarter has so much more to offer. One of the most popular tours is the horse and carriage…show more content…
Southern hospitality is obvious in any restaurant in New Orleans, but the delicious food speaks for itself. New Orleans is famous for its home-style cooking, like a seafood po-boy or a good plate of red beans and rice on Monday nights that no one can resist. Not to mention jambalaya, gumbo, and étouffée. A trip to New Orleans would not be complete without sampling one or all of these delicious dishes. Anything from a local café to a 5-star restaurant can be found throughout the city, you can even sample dishes from every corner in the world from Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Italian and much more. If ever you miss breakfast, and its too early for lunch, don’t worry because in New Orleans there’s always Sunday…show more content…
Frenchman Street is where you can find the best jazz music blaring from most cafés and clubs. It isn’t the first place that people know to go to, but it is where some of the best live music is produced. Jazz, Latin, Blues, Reggae, and all music in between can be found here. Music is such a big part of New Orleans that there are music festivals annually for every season. People from all over the world, flock to New Orleans to attend these festivals with hopes of catching a glimpse of their favorite musicians. Another very unique form of music is displayed by the Mardi Gras Indians. The main time to see and hear the music of the Mardi Gras Indians is on Mardi Gras day. Chanting with tambourines and other hand held instruments are their style, which is part of New Orleans’ funk, soul, and rhythm and blues. A trip to New Orleans would not be complete without experiencing this unique funky beat. Considering a trip to New Orleans, the French Quarter, food, music, and the Southern hospitality are all just a small part of why tourist should venture beyond Bourbon Street. Its beauty and charm will never let you down. And as we say here in the south, “laissez le bon temps rouler” let the good times

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