6 Apr, 2014 in Itineraries, New Orleans
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While I was based in Tallahassee Florida I rented a car and made my way towards a conference (SPSP2013) taking place at New Orleans. It was a wonderful trip, New Orleans was absolutely fascinating with the crazy Mardi Gras traditions, and the road between Tallahassee and New Orleans offered plenty of wonderful beaches and attractions […]

2 Jan, 2014 in New Orleans
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Mardi Gras is a series of festivals taking place in southern US during February. The last SPSP conference took place in New Orleans just before the first Margi Gras, and so I got a chance to taste a little bit of the Mardi Gras culture. But even if you’re not in New Orleans you can […]

18 Mar, 2013 in New Orleans
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The Longue Vue House is a city mansion near New Orleans. I imagine most people probably prefer to visit plantations in that area, but on the way back from visiting the Destrehan Plantation I was looking for something quick in the area and the Longvue estate came up as a recommendation on my Google map. […]

25 Feb, 2013 in New Orleans
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If you want to get a feel for real southern life a century or two ago, then the New Orleans area has a good collection of plantations for you to choose from. Being on a bit of a time constraint I chose the one closest to New Orleans – the Destrehan Plantation, though not as […]

27 Jan, 2013 in New Orleans
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Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday", is a crazy carnival season taking place across the former French colonial cities around the US – New Orleans being the capital of French culture in the states. The festivities go on for nearly a month with all sorts of wild carnival parades across town featuring satirical trucks (floats), strange […]

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