Hi guys! It’s been a while I know! I have so many stories to tell you about my trip to New Orleans with my sister. We said good bye to New York City and went on an adventure!
The weather was amazing and it was a magical adventure through the French Quarter and beyond. I’ll start at the India Hostel. I actually really loved staying there we met a lot of really cool people and shared awesome stories.
We had a bunch of adventures. One of my favorites was the Cemetery tour. We got to see the tomb of the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Marie Laveau, some famous politician and the segregations between religions within the cemetery. It was really interesting to listen to all the stories about their history while walking in the hot sun. The cemetery was the most beautiful cemetery I’ve been too as far as architecture and visual appeal-ness goes.
Its really hard to pick a favorite thing from NOLA. The food I can say was delicious! French beignets, Alligator hot dogs and Po’ Boys!
I love how much the French Quarter reminds me of the Dominican Republic. Some of the buildings and structures are so similar. I think it’s one of the reasons why I always felt at home.
Bourbon St was always alive.
So even though we had some adventures in the main city we also would have some cool nights back at the India House Hostel.
We got to enjoy the water a few times before we left. It was great because we haven’t had a proper vacation in such a long time. The next day we got to go to the swamp tour which was too much fun!!!
We learned a lot about Alligators and their love of marshmallows based on their eye sight. I even got to feed a few too! We also learned a lot about Bayous and the people that live in the swamp as well. After the swamp tour we were taken back into the city and we spent a few hours eating around the city, from Napoleon House to Dat Dog. We also went into Hex the witchcraft store where I bought myself a pendulum after I asked it 2 questions and it was correct.
We also went back to Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo to buy some things we didn’t get to buy the first time around. So I got my Crescent moon necklace because it reminds me of Sailor Moon….even though its designated meaning is Attraction as part of the Wicca practices.
One of the cool things we also got to see was this Art of Dr. Seuss gallery.
The French Quarter has a lot of art galleries. I was really surprised to find this here. Our last tour was the Ghost tour!!! Our guide took us though some of the streets within the French Quarter that are haunted. This included some of the American Horror Story locations. It was fun to see how the show took creative license with some core New Orleans history. Madam Lalurie’s house which was very creepy.
Our last day we spent the morning in the pool and then I went back in the Quarter for my last Beignets. We chilled at the India House reading Tarot cards until our Airport Shuttle came to pick us up at 3:15pm. We said goodbye to New Orleans on the plane and we can’t wait to go back!