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#1
Hampshire, England
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I have recently completed a review of how my wife and I spent our two night port visit in New Orleans.



I think we covered the most popular sites...



We certainly covered some ground and made good use of the transport system...



NOLA is a great place to visit and with careful planning a lot can be achieved...




Here is the link to the full review which contains over 50 photographs...

https://solentrichardscruiseblog.com...rleans-part-1/
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#2
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Richard thank you so much for sharing your review, I really enjoyed it and found your map and pictures really helpful. Of course I signed up to follow your blog, thanks again!!
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#3
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for those googling New Orleans has a streetcar system, not a tram system but googling the word tram will likely get you there.
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A few corrections and points of note. As stated above, it is a streetcar, not a tram. Locals will look at you like you have two heads if you ask for the tram. Secondly, that is not "New Orleans Cathedral" but is named St Louis Cathedral. If I had limited time in New Orleans I would skip the buffet on a boat and go for more authentic food. One of the main reasons to visit New Orleans is the food and there is no way I would do a meal on a buffet. Armstrong Park is lovely but it is not safest spot for tourists, especially as it approaches dusk/dark. If you are going to make your way there then be sure to do so in the earlier part of the day. I would also highly recommend a ride on the streetcar through the Garden District on the St Charles streetcar line. The beautiful architecture is a sight to behold and there are plenty of fantastic local restaurants one could stop at along the way that would get you away from the typical tourist dining spots in the FQ.

Sounds like you had a good time.
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#5
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Originally posted by nolatravelgirl
A few corrections and points of note. As stated above, it is a streetcar, not a tram. Locals will look at you like you have two heads if you ask for the tram. Secondly, that is not "New Orleans Cathedral" but is named St Louis Cathedral. If I had limited time in New Orleans I would skip the buffet on a boat and go for more authentic food. One of the main reasons to visit New Orleans is the food and there is no way I would do a meal on a buffet. Armstrong Park is lovely but it is not safest spot for tourists, especially as it approaches dusk/dark. If you are going to make your way there then be sure to do so in the earlier part of the day. I would also highly recommend a ride on the streetcar through the Garden District on the St Charles streetcar line. The beautiful architecture is a sight to behold and there are plenty of fantastic local restaurants one could stop at along the way that would get you away from the typical tourist dining spots in the FQ.

Sounds like you had a good time.
Humblest apologies for the confusion over 'trams' and 'streetcars'. We Brits are often very backward on these matters...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tram

Same I guess as the confusion between a 'trunk' and a 'boot'.

Do stay tuned for Part 2 of the review which includes a walk through the Garden District and the Dining experiences of Frenchman Street and Bourbon Street plus a private ride on the City Park Carousel.
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#7
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Wonderful review. Thank you.
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Great review.
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#9
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Subscribed!!, thanks richard, our very good friends are from England and I find my self constantly googling things they say.... And they introduced me to these fiendish little devils known as Jaffa Cakes.........
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Thank you for review. I forwarded it to two couples we are traveling with next month to Jazz Fest. Both have never been and this is a good introduction with photos z
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Originally posted by realnice46
Thank you for review. I forwarded it to two couples we are traveling with next month to Jazz Fest. Both have never been and this is a good introduction with photos z

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