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Gumbo and Cocktail Swamp Tour from Lafayette
"A professional network of comedians historians outdoor outfitters and Certified Cajuns will guide you to having an authentic Cajun experience visiting southwest Louisiana. From cruising down the Lazy Bayou Vermilion in your private luxury 21 foot Sun Cruiser Pontoon boat exploring cultural Cajun Heritage parks learning how to Cajun dance peeling a crawfish and sampling some of the area’s most unique foods. You will journey on specifically designed trips to let you Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez! (Let The Good Times Roll!!)."""
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Southern Louisiana Private Swamp Tours
"The departure point for this 2.5 hour long swamp tour is located 30 minutes outside of the great city of New Orleans and along the way you will see fishing villages and breath taking views of the bayou. If needed transportation is provided to and from the location with high end luxury vehicles and there is a pick up fee per person that is due at time of arrival at the tour location.As your tour departs from the docks and you begin to explore the swamp you will see all sorts of wildlife ranging from alligators to migratory birds from South America and everything in between. The beautiful Mississippi River Delta is ranked as one of the top 5 deltas in the world with the most animal life per acre. On your tour you will have the opportunity to see alligators up close as your tour guide hand feeds them food. Come see what southern Louisiana has to offer.""""A private swamp tour is the best way to explore and appreciate the history and landscape of southern Louisiana. This two and a half hour tour explores over 28 square miles of terrain with many different types of wild life such as alligators and migratory the tour guides are locals and they are knowledgeable in the rich history of the area. Make sure to ask them about the 2
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New Orleans Marigny Neighborhood Tour
"We will stroll past architecturally significant buildings and historical sites recounting such tales along the way such as how the game of Craps was first introduced to America by way of New Orleans and how that famous culinary delight known as the po' ­boy came to exist.  This neighborhood sits on the original plantation of Bernard de Marigny one of the more colorful characters in the city and was once home to a thriving population of Free People of Color. Today it is  predominantly inhabited by musicians artists and entrepreneurs that add a rich layer to an already significant past. Tour like a local as we introduce you to the Frenchmen street scene and all the sights and sounds of this vibrant area."
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Bad Neighborhoods

Downtown is riddled with moochers, muggers and murderers. Ever watch the morning news? Not to mention no where to park, pee in the streets and over priced food. In fact the whole state of LA has...
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Crime

For New Years 2013 I was staying on North Rampart street mid section of the French Quarter with my 70 year old mother and 9 year old daughter. We stayed 4 days and roamed the French quarter at various...
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French Quarter

I came to New Orleans to live and the first week I was there, a friend (?) recommended I visit Louis Armstrong Park. I went into the park and there were about half a dozen big yellow school buses...
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Night Safety

My husband and I were born and raised in NOLA but moved (due to vocation) to Pensacola, FL in 1987. Since our kids are adults, we go back to NOLA at least 10 times a year (and stay downtown even...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Terrible Road

If you look on your road atlas and think you might want to drive down Louisiana Highway 580. DON'T!! It is a terrible road, narrow and very rough. Avoid at all costs there are other better roads...
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Top Hotels in Louisiana

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8 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, United States
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7939 Essen Park, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70809, United States
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451 Clyde Fant Parkway, (formerly Hollywood Casino), Shreveport, Louisiana, 71101, United States
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1910 S. College Rd., Lafayette, Louisiana, 70508, United States
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5300 University Parkway, Natchitoches, Louisiana, 71457, United States
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1475 Garrett Road, Monroe, Louisiana, 71202, United States
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Top Things to Do in Louisiana

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Bourbon Street

It seems like on Bourbon Street and also the French Quarter they have their own little money making scams going. Just be cautious. Don't walk around alone, use your common sense and you'll have a lot...
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State Capitol

We entered the Capital Building at the basement or ground floor level. The sign on the elevator said we were not to take it between the basement and the first floor, but the door guard said that was...
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Pastor Brothers Cajun Excursions

The adventure started off with Daquiri's at the boat launch's bar location and then went into a wonderful 2 hour boat ride through the swamp to lake charlo. Many birds, reptiles and yes, we actually...
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Evangeline Oak

This oak is said to be the one where the legendary meeting took place between Emmeline Lebiche and Louis Arceneaus, the real life people on whom Longfellow's poem "Evangeline" was based. It is said to...
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LSU Rural Life Museum

Part of the working plantation section of the museums includes the Kitchen, and places where food was raised, like the kitchen garden, smoke house chicken coop and pigeon cote. The kitchen garden is...
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Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site

I read about the Plaquemine Lock and decided it would be interesting to visit since we had done some locks on our narrowboat cruise in England, and also on our own boat on the Intercoastal Waterway in...
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