NOLA

There are some perks to being out of school, lost and with little direction. One of them is tagging along on your parents’ winter vacation. I decided to treat myself and go to New Orleans for the week, despite not being able to afford it. When it comes to travel, you know my motto: yolo.

I learned a lot about American history, was shocked to see the state of some neighbourhoods eight years post-Katrina, and was even more shocked to see how wild Bourbon St. really is. I heard a gun shot, too. All in a day in Nola.

Some beautiful real estate in the Garden District, where many famous/ rich people live, including Sandra Bullock and the Manning family.

Some beautiful real estate in the Garden District, where many famous/ rich people live, including Sandra Bullock and the Manning family.

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Graves (for the most part) can’t be underground because the water table is too high. It makes for some super creepy looking graveyards. I was reminded of Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris.

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A home in the “Upper Ninth” where there is still tons of damage from Katrina. The spray paint was used during rescue to keep track of how many people/ pets were found in homes.

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This is an image of an American flag I never thought I’d see.

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Louisiana!

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Some pride on Bourbon St.

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Taking a sunny morning stroll. Don’t let this fool you into thinking it was warm– it was probably 7 degrees this day!

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The decoration on homes in the French Quarter is so beautiful! People are really getting amped for Mardi Gras.

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Green, gold, and purple.

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A home in the French Quarter.

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WHO DAT?! This saying is everywhere… goes back to a high school in the area.

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Some interesting art that we came across. The art in this city is unbelievable. I was so sick of art galleries by day three.

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This sort of thing is everywhere.

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Us SNL people would find tiny hats extremely entertaining…

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World class music everywhere, even on the street corner.

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Pulling up to the hotel in style.

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Steve at breakfast on our final day.

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