New Orleans is a party city! It has the feel of New York with diverse people crowding the streets enjoying the scene.
The scene is filled with the aroma of seafood, street entertainers including young boys tap dancing, older men hip-hop dancing and flipping, and drunk guys overhead dangling beads… Yes, the beads are not free.
The thing that all of them have in common is that they all want something from you. The performers make it very clear that they want tips. They have tip boxes and one group made it clear that they do this for tips. They were funny, they said “Your tips will keep us out of two places- the poor house and your house.”
I had no idea that New Orleans would remind me so much of New York. The crowds, the streets, the DIVERSITY. I love how you have tons of different people in one spot with one common goal- to enjoy the city.
There were black (according to Wikipedia New Orleans is 60% black), whites, young, old, single, coupled, plus much more. There was so much variety! A beautiful sight to see.
Yesterday we spent most of our time walking the streets. You know Bourbon Street, Canal Street; the streets that make New Orleans New Orleans. We observed, walked, talked, laughed, took pictures, oh yeah and of course we ate. The food was DELICIOUS.
Day 1 in New Orleans was amazing. I’m looking forward to day 2! Have a wonderful day and enjoy the holiday weekend! 🙂