let’s fly away
Rather than Georgia, I’ve got New Orleans on my mind. In a few hours, I’m getting on that jet plane and my next stop is New Orleans, LA. After a long over due trip and a long over due celebration, I am finally off to discover the land of beignets, blues, and bourbon street. I’m going into New Orelans rather blindly, I know a few facts about the city and it’s history but nothing beyond what the average person knows. But, I have heard many stories from when my friends made the trip down to Bourbon Street and Mardi Gras.
What I do know
While it’s true that most of the original buildings, built under French control (1718 – 1763) burned down, the Spanish never really populated New Orleans with colonists. The Spanish government inherited the French speaking citizens, and they rebuilt the city after the two major fires, which occurred under Spanish rule. The French didn’t suddenly become more Spanish influenced, as the French always far out-numbered the Spanish in New Orleans.
The foods is incredible and it’s home of jambalaya, creole and beignets. Beignets have been a staple of Creole cuisine, and is the basis for one of the city’s most popular dives: Cafe du Monde. The delicacies were even named the Louisiana state doughnut.
Cemeteries are awesome, The French Quarter is a must see and Bourbon Street is where you can find a party. Apparently you can always find hidden gems like Rob Zomie’s bar. Marie Laveau, the queen of Voodoo, is resting in a cemetery.
I can’t wait to experience this historic city!