My first trip to New Orleans was in June 2012. I booked a flight to New Orleans before a travel blogging conference in Denver. New Orleans and Denver aren’t near each other, but I just wanted an excuse to justify a trip to New Orleans. The second trip (a few months later in October) came from me winning a trip. I only got to spend a short 38 hours in New Orleans, but it was all-expense paid. Best of all I got to return to a city that I love.
I fell in love with New Orleans right away. The food, the music, the people, the culture, the sights, the sounds. Aside from wanting to visit The Backstreet Cultural Museum, New Orleans wasn’t a city where I had a bucket list of things to do. I was content just to wander around and listen to the music that filled the air, and pop into a restaurant for a po’ boy or some gumbo when I was hungry.
On my first day in the city, I wandered from my Couchsurfing host’s home to The French Quarter and came across the iconic St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square. Aside from the infamous Bourbon Street, this is probably the most known landmark in the City. It’s one of the oldest Cathedrals in the United States. While I didn’t go inside the cathedral, I enjoyed the view of it from the outside.
I’m already looking forward to my future third visit to New Orleans.
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While in New Orleans my friend and I stayed at the lovely Blake Hotel in the Central Business District. This stay was free as I had won a trip to New Orleans, but I would recommend this hotel if you’re looking for a place to stay in New Orleans. There are a variety of hotels in New Orleans you can book here.
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