We had a great time in the Big Easy, NOLA, Nawlins, also known as New Orleans. There is really no place like it. You can feel musical heritage at every corner. It is also a complex city that shouldn’t be reduced to the usual stereotypical images of the French quarter (Bourbon street) and Mardi-Gras. It’s a city where it is just fun to stroll around and explore neighborhood by neighborhood.

We stayed in an area called St. Roch, near the Faubourg Marigny. Not far away from a very fun street called Frenchmen St. (French heritage is also everywhere)


The famous Cafe du Monde Beignet. They are ok, a bit overhyped. We split one for 2. Compared to all the great food we had during the trip, this is the only thing that I think we could have skipped. Still, the whole area around is fun and lots of things to see and do.


The mighty Mississipi


It is at night that New Orleans really comes alive. All sorts of fun and entertainment is available for every tastes. Art markets every night.


The city is also famous for its European style cemeteries.



We went to visit the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden which was filled with pieces from world famous artists like Henry Moore, Louise Bourgeois, Anish Kapoor.


The marching jazz bands of the French Quarter.


Musicians on Frenchmen Street (not in the French Quarter).


This is Lafayette Cemetery in the Garden District, a really nice part of town filled with old colonial houses.


Shrimp and Grits at Coquette! Delicious.


After lunch, we went down a really spot called Magazine Street.


This is the little house where we were staying. It was the perfect place to stay and our hosts were super nice people!