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    Day 1 New Orleans

    January 3, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 3 °C

    Sleep in, part 2 or the grocery shop then down to the French Quarter to find the Louisiana Visitor Centre in Jackson Square.
    New Orleans in winter is a case of don’t let the sunny blue skies and the palm trees fool ya - it’s not tropical or even sub-tropical - it is still very, very, cold. Not as cold as Memphis but the whole east side of the US is experiencing record lows during this big freeze.
    Love the architecture and atmosphere of the french quarter - it is everything I was hoping it would be. Expectations and preconceptions are a hard thing. New Orleans is so well known through books and movies that it is hard not to build a mental image of how you think it will look and feel - day 1 and the town is living up to expectations.
    We ambled along the narrow streets soaking up the atmosphere, gazing in windows and listening to the various artists busking in the streets.
    Stocked up on information from the visitor centre we wandered back for an early dinner and early bedtime.
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