Night Safety., New Orleans

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    Unhappily, New Orleans is not...

    by DesertRat Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Unhappily, New Orleans is not the safest of cities after dark. Be careful. Although I wouldn't say it's as dangerous as Rio or Lagos, I'd still caution against wearing too much jewellery, fancy watches, or cutting-edge clothes that scream, 'I have money!!' I'd definitely stay away from sleazy bars. And if you're white-skinned, all-black bars are definitely dangerous. I say this because its a fact, and one that must be accepted. Don't think that just because you have some exotic-sounding accent that that will protect you. Far from it. There have been many instances of foreign tourists' having been mugged -- or worse -- in 'The Big Easy'.

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    by KristinaLMF Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Be careful at night.....Bourbon Street is tons of fun but scary at night so never walk alone. If you are not staying in the French Quarter you have to walk down dark streets to get to the public parking and there are always interesting people lurking in the alleys so watch out.

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    Walking alone through the...

    by JalopyGirl Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Walking alone through the French Quarter late at night is a risk. It is a high crime area. They have patrols on motorcycle and horseback through the Quarter, but it is still dangerous.

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  • Jul 3, 2013 at 4:34 AM

    'Hilarious' how the tourists and sight seers think they know the city better than those of us who have lived here a lifetime.

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      Jul 3, 2013 at 11:39 AM

      I really do not think that is the case. People are simply writing about their own experiences when they visited.....and that is what VT is for. Whether you personally agree or disagree is irrelevant. And, with the greatest of respect, the experience of someone who has always lived in a particular location can never be the same as that of someone who has only visited that location. So perhaps you might like to add some tips and info of your own about New Orleans? Information from 'those of us who have lived here a lifetime' is always useful.

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