New Orleans Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Bad Neighborhoods

    Other posters tell you what neighborhoods to avoid and which are "safe". I invite you to notice how idiotic their advice is. Think about it. If the nice neghborhoods have all the money, where do you...

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  • 2. Crime

    I gotta tell you we just got home from New Orleans on Saturday early in the am. We stayed on Bourbon street and stayed mainly in the French Quarter. We did go to the Garden district and the commercial...

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  • 3. French Quarter

    During Mardi Gras time, the streets will be filled with people, some well on their way to intoxication. Still the police patrol on horseback and when they want the crowds to move, they mean it. They...

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  • 4. Betcha I can tell ya where ya got dem shoes!"

    Unfortunately, New Orleans has a large number of homeless and/or seedy people who live in and around the tourist areas, and they like to harass tourists and locals alike. A common scam is to approach...

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  • 5. Avoiding Tourist Hazards

    The posting by this person is simply the most irresponsible "tip" I've ever seen. " I can't imagine any reasonable individual would want to risk their family's safety during what is supposed to be a...

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  • 6. Night Safety.

    That "RV park" mentioned in a previous comment section is a few blocks from the Iberville Housing Project, and Armstrong Park. This is the area where a local TV station, located near there, tries to...

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  • 7. Cemeteries

    The charming and resourceful locals were "hunting" tourists in St. Louis No. 1. They had a look out on the 2nd. floor of the Iberville Housing Project with a cell phone and binoculars. He would scan...

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  • 8. Driving

    The City of New Orleans is broke. Incompetence, corruption, and wholesale stupidity has placed the finances of this once great city in the toilet. The brain trust at City Hall, decided to install...

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  • 9. Pickpockets

    My daughter was wearing a fancy dress and taking the St. Charles streetcar with friends, when a seemingly drunk man stumbled over and tried to kiss her. She later figured out tha while she was fending...

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  • 10. Drinking

    Drinking on Bourbon will be expensive, No doubt about it. Expect to spend at least 60 to 100 bucks in a 2 hour time period. A way to get around this is to get a backpack with an Ice cold 6 pack of...

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  • 11. Get Arrested

    "OPP" (Orleans Parish Prison) was just sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center for a variety of civil rights claims. The feds also just pulled all their inmates out because of "poor conditions."...

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  • 12. Weather Hazards

    I rode out hurricanes Betsy, Camille and Katrina in New Orleans. I personally experienced the three worst natural disasters in the history of the state. (The eye of Betsy and the west wall of Katrina...

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  • 13. Mardi Gras

    If you’ve got to drain the main vain at Mardi Gras, you can just *** on the street. Hey, when in Rome do as the Romans! Watch out of cops though. If you’re not careful people will urinate right on...

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  • 14. Don't be stupid and you will be fine

    Other people have already given good advice and warnings about what to avoid and what not to do in New Orleans, but I will follow quickly. If you are unfamiliar...

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  • 15. use common sense

    Here is my collection of tips about some real dangers but also some other warnings/tourist traps:-We felt safe in New Orleans but we didn’t really visited weird...

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  • 16. J. J. Audubon Boat Trip

    When we were in New Orleans, there was a boat called the J. J. Audubon which ran between the Aquarium of the Americas and the Zoo.Unfortunately I think the boat...

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  • 17. New Orleans - not seeing enough of it

    You are scared of being shot by the kid who is selling you your weed or x or whatever it is you kids of 40+ are doing nowadays. You are scared that going into...

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  • 18. New Orleans - not seeing enough of it

    You are scared of being shot by the kid who is selling you your weed or x or whatever it is you kids of 40+ are doing nowadays. You are scared that going into...

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  • 19. After the Deluge

    Flood destroyed New Orleans is not the place for a tourist and only for a perverted sort of sightseer. For various reasons it may not be safe. For us it is...

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  • 20. Taking Pictures Through Glass

    There are several places in New Orleans where the photographer has to deal with reflections off of glass. One is the Aquarium, where you can't use flash without...

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  • 21. Use Common Sense & Don't Be Rude

    I've spent a few weeks total in N.O. and have never had a problem, even though I've wandered places I shouldn't have. My tips: Don't look like a tourist with...

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  • 22. Dress for Weather

    I know that when you get onto a boat, the wind will be greater and it will be colder than it is in the city. So if you take this boat tour, be sure to bring at...

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  • 23. Weight Gain!

    There's nowhere in the world - not even in France - where the food is richer than in New Orleans. I weighed at least 25 lbs more (20 years ago!!) than I do...

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  • 24. Nipples

    Ladies, may I address a discreet problem which you may encounter in New Orleans should you choose to walk about without wearing a brassiere or top to cover your...

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  • 25. Smoking baby dolphins bad for health

    Gentle browsers of the internet, may I alert you to a health danger, specifically, smoking baby dolphins.Apart from the mental pain caused to the mother dolphin...

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