Mardi Gras, New Orleans

Mardi Gras in NOLA !

I know this event is in most of everyone’s bucket list.

I’m just glad I made it through without doing anything stupid.

Scenes from Mardi Gras: I saw a couple of parades, Tucks in the afternoon, and Endymion at night.

Endymion was a huge parade: big floats, big lights, and lasted for about 5 hours.

jason float

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collage of floats

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beads man

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collage of floats

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The last time I was in New Orleans, I met an eccentric man who told me I got the Voodoo and Blues in my soul…

voodoo blues

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I love walking through the streets and catching a band here and there playing.

I love walking through the streets and catching a band here and there playing.

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mask balcony

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mardi gras balcony

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Amazing music here, the only venue in New Orleans that I willingly pay for.

Amazing music here, the only venue in New Orleans that I willingly pay for.

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face mask

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Travel tips and suggestions:

  • If looking for a budget place to stay in for Mardi Gras (or any trip to New Orleans in general) I highly recommend the India House Hostel.  They have shared and private dorms available.  I only paid $25/night for my stay, and the location is perfect in Mid City, right across the street from the Canal Street Car stop.
  • This is one of my favorite restaurants downtown: Acme Oyster House.  Make sure to try their chargrilled oysters.
  • Grab your Muffaletta from Central Grocery on Decatur Street. Their olives-filled stuffing is amazing.

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